Congratulations Party Guide

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The party guide helps plan a themed Congratulations event with ideas, tips in the food departments, creative crafts, and clever conversation chats, menus, recipes, cookies, cakes and food labels. Free printable games, puzzles, place name cards and coloring pages.


A party celebration is one that requires a definite song playlist. It just would not be a gathering without good music. There are many things people can celebrate for including someone graduating, a birthday, a holiday, school dance and more. Whichever your celebration, have the right party supplies to back up the theme. Be sure that all items chosen meet the theme. This would include a well thought out playlist of music that can be enjoyed by the guests attending the celebration. They will want to dance and sing along to some fun tunes.

Graduation Songs
Graduation – Vitamin C
The Future’s So Bright, I Gotta Wear Shades – Timbuk 3
I Believe I Can Fly – R Kelly
Time Of Your Life – Green Day
Its So Hard to Say Goodbye to Yesterday – Boyz II Men

Birthday Songs:
Birthday – Beatles
Happy Birthday – Stevie Wonder
It’s Your Birthday – Luke
Sixteen Candles – Crests

School Dance Song:
The Twist – Chubby Checker
Chicken Dance – Emeralds
Cha-Cha Slide – Mr. C the Slideman
Y.M.C.A. – Village People
The Hustle – Van McCoy
Electric Boogie – Marcia Griffiths
Celebration Good Times – Kool & the Gang

Some of these tunes fit the theme, while others are just fun. Have fun with the celebration themed playlist and mix up the new with the old and the fast with the slow. Give your guests something to dance to and then something to relax to. You do not want to tire guests out. Having a variety will keep the party going and make the whole celebration a success. Quick tip: Avoid any shopping on the day of the gala to ensure being the hostess with the mostess as with having a stress free relaxing time. Have delicious food at an event and always give guests a few healthy alternatives to high fat, high calorie foods. Build excitement about the event by doing something different or unique with the invitations like including artwork or a picture to the guests.

Homemade party supplies such as handmade banners and flags help many people say, “Congratulations.” These flying pennants are sure to impress each and every guest. Whether the congratulations are for a new baby, new job or graduation hearing those words is very exciting. And seeing them up in lights is more exciting still. Most people say congratulations with a homemade party supplies such as handmade signs or banners, balloon bouquets or homemade gift baskets. These congratulation items are beyond compare and making a handmade gift basket, balloon bouquet or homemade party banner makes the occasion quite rewarding. These baskets will be just as fun to make as to present.

Having, “Congratulations,” across the top of a large homemade banner can only get better with the addition of other homemade party supplies such as drink umbrellas, inflatables and glow sticks. These little accents can make all the difference. Homemade drink umbrellas can be made with toothpicks adorned with crayons, stickers and items. Additional handmade party supplies and items can be put on banners. Get as creative as you like for best results.

A careful review of the homemade party supplies and other congratulations party supplies should help determine the amount of party supplies needed. The final step of preparing the homemade party supplies and handmade party goods should be to review the spelling of the word, “Congratulations,” on all handmade items. As most people know, wording on items in very important and this is even more important for handmade party supply items. Regardless of the reason for the congratulations, hearing and seeing those words on homemade party supplies such as banners, signs and balloon bouquets will make the congratulations much more special. Not to mention downright artistic and endlessly creative.


A congratulations cake is the perfect way to express how happy you as well as others are about a certain accomplishment or life event. Show your love by way of the sweetest treat. We congratulate people on graduation, when they are expecting a child, have got a promotion and more. Combining matching party supplies with a cake makes it that much better. It most literally will be the icing on the cake.

Before selecting your congratulations cake, be sure to have a general idea of how many people will be attending the party. This count will allow you to determine how large the cake will need to be. The next thing to determine would be the flavor of the cake, if you want fruit fillings and what type of icing, etc. These are all very important deciding factors, to be sure. If there will be a large range of people at a party, it is best to stick with the basics such as a vanilla cake or marble cake. Do not go crazy with the flavors and designs for this treat.

Finally, decorating a congratulations cake is fun. It can be almost as fun as serving or even eating it. Balloons, edible confetti, flowers made from icing and a congratulations message piped on the top will generally all be incorporated into the design. If the honored person has a favorite character, past-time or television show- look to incorporate these elements into the party theme and design. They are sure to appreciate how well you know them. Making it more personalized to their personality will be something they will never forget.

After many years of loyal service your co-worker is retiring, hope you have a great Congratulations Party in the works. If not you had better get planning and make this party a memorable one, since it will probably be the last time you see the retiree for a very long time. The use of the congratulations theme for your retiring party is a great way to encourage the would be retiree who may be having some qualms about leaving work. Tell them congratulations, because they’ve earned a well-deserved break from their career.

Hang the Congratulations banner in a prominent place in the party area for all to see. You may even want to invest in two banners on opposite sides of the room and give one to the retiree to take home with him or her. You can choose any colors you want for the party theme, but gold can be quite nice and it kind of hints at a, now entering your golden oldies years, idea. Look for paper supplies with the right theme, either congratulations or the right colors on theme, such as gold, or mix and match for the party. Many times you’ll be able to purchase seven inch dessert plates in one theme and pick up the ten inch dinner plates in a solid color to serve as a great background.

The traditional party food is cake, but you can mix the party up a little and invite your co-workers to bring in small dishes in a kind of potluck party. Potlucks are great ways to ensure everyone has something they like to eat and that there is plenty of food to go around. You can provide the punch or coffees for the event, along with all the decorations or you can ask people to pitch in and help with the cost of the party.

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Congratulations History, Facts and Educational Resources

Add an educational twist to any birthday party, holiday celebration, or theme party.  Share the history of the Congratulations theme to the guests.  Play some free printable educational party games.  Shhh don't tell the kids that they are learning!

The Congratulations Party is perhaps the ultimate expression of good wishes and unbridled appreciation. There is no better way to say congrats.

Although these festivities can be hosted to honor any number of great accomplishments, they share between them a sense of camaraderie and genuine good will. The spirit of this festivity is always a bright one.

Though it’s difficult to trace the first Congratulations Party, it’s a fact that many prehistoric tribes celebrated their battle victories with outdoor parties that honored the captains and heroes behind the victories; thus congratulating them in their bravery and battle savvy. Hopefully your congrats party will not be this bloody!

Throughout the centuries, congratulations parties have honored everyone from war heroes returning home to business professionals who have scored big deals or major monetary raises, parents who have just brought home their first baby to people who have just won the lottery or landed a big job or political office. Guests will grasp any reason to say congrats and party.

The emotions behind these parties remain the same throughout the years. The host and guests want to express their support and appreciation of the guest of honor, while also expressing their great admiration of the guest of honor’s accomplishment. This is their day and their time.

The accomplishments themselves, however, have evolved over time.

In olden days a guest might warrant a congratulations party for earning a dollar an hour raise at work; today he/she might be honored for scoring a million dollar merger.

At one point an author might be congratulated for publishing a book; today that publication might take the form of an e-book, an audio book, or a filmed version of that book.

Regardless of the reason a host chooses to stage a Congratulations Party, the guest of honor is sure to feel properly honored and congratulated. Plan a Congratulations Party today! A blank wall is a canvas waiting to be decorated with your artistic related theme ideas. Good organization is the key to planning an occasion with less stress, so may lists and check things off as you go. A blank wall is a canvas waiting to be decorated with your artistic related theme ideas. The history of Congratulations has different interpretations by each person, so use your own judgement. Share these facts with friends at a celebration.
The Party Supplies Hut has more free elementary educational teacher resources for Congratulations to use in the classroom for active learning to create lesson plans with trivia questions, games and fun activities.

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