A few months ago, I discovered the Canadian party supply store Whish, and any special occasion has become a whole lot easier ever since. I first had the opportunity to create an easy and elegant Valentine’s Day tablescape with the company’s Romantic Table for Two Ambiance Kit, and the stylish accessories and sleek disposable dinnerware made the process so easy. But Whish wanted me to see for myself how any occasion could become a special one with a little help from its extensive inventory of party supplies, so the company gave me the chance to throw my own party too, with any theme that I wanted!
Having just lived through an especially long and cold winter, the foremost thoughts in my mind were of sunshine, green grass and flowers. But even near the end of March, the snow just kept falling. So I decided to celebrate spring a different way instead…with a Welcome Spring party for my boys! Whish loved the idea and helped me put together decorations and accessories that would be sure to have my boys and their friends feeling warmer.
For decorations, streamers in rainbow colours, a pretty rainbow serving tray and a green grass tablecloth added a bright and colourful look to the table. I loved the Party Mount Removable Adhesive Tabs that let me quickly stick the streamers to the ceiling and walls but that I could also remove in just seconds without causing any damage. And the boys especially loved the tablecloth; it was so much fun to enjoy a little green grass even if there wasn’t any outside yet!
Since the party was a simple after school gathering with just a few of my boys’ friends, I kept the snacks fairly simple. Whish sent me a handy green grass piping tip so that I could create cupcakes topped with grass to match the décor. And the cute snack bowls were perfect for an oh-so-simple snack of “Worms and Dirt!” A simple treat comprised of chocolate pudding topped with chocolate cookie crumbs and gummy worms, it took just minutes to put together and was a huge hit with all the kids.
Then it was time for a little fun and games! Whish had sent me a package of ten plastic bugs and while I had used them as part of the table décor while the boys were eating, I had other plans for the colourful critters as well! I hid the bugs outside and then sent the boys out to find them. They had such a great time that I ended up hiding the bugs three more times after that so that they could continue searching! And when the game ended, each child chose a pair of bugs to keep and take home.
I also set up a simple relay race for the boys with pylons and batons from Whish. After a winter of extreme cold that had people indoors for days at a time, every kid had plenty of energy to burn. And a little running around was the perfect way to do that! As an added bonus, the kids each got a baton to keep as well…though some had more fun using them as makeshift swords!
With help from Whish, throwing an impromptu party was almost no trouble at all, and it left both my boys and me energized and looking forward to warmer weather. If you have a special occasion coming up or if you just want to throw a little celebration for no reason at all, Whish makes it easy with a huge assortment of party decorations, tableware, games and treats. Take a look at the site for some inspiration and start planning your next party!