Make Back To School Shopping A Party!

by *LyndiLou* on August 15, 2015

School is starting soon, really soon, and that means it’s time to grab those last minute items. Skip the picked over big-box retailers and get your kids some fun supplies from PartyLand! If you’re wondering how a store with balloons, birthday candles and party blowers could fulfill any of your kids educational needs, stick with me and I’ll show you the items you may have over looked the last time you were in the store.

Take the ACK out of back-to-school shopping at PartyLand Utah!

Why send your kids to school with plain pencils when they could be choose from smiley face, colorful swirls, race cars or a one of a dozen other themed pencils? If your school is specific on about what type of pencils they can bring to class, consider getting a pack of fun pencils to use during study time at home. Sometimes the smallest incentives can help kids be more excited about school, as well as keeping them focused and on task.

Make Back To School Shopping A Party {PartyLand Utah Blog}

Make Back To School Shopping A Party {PartyLand Utah Blog}

Keep all those pencils sharp and ready to use with our bright and cheerful pencil sharpeners. They’re just the right size for little hands and there are enough to go around. It never hurts to have a few, so that you aren’t wasting precious time looking for a sharp pencil or a way to make one. There’s nothing worse than a child that’s ready and willing to do homework but can’t yet because you can’t find a usable pencil.

Make Back To School Shopping A Party {PartyLand Utah Blog}If you’re getting pencils, you’ll definitely want to remember the erasers. Making mistakes is a part of learning, so help your kids be ready to fix those mistakes with the cutest erasers in town. Those french fry and hamburger erasers will make anyone smile and those robots make me want to grab a back pack and head out the door for school. There are so many styles to choose from, you’re sure to find one for everyone in your family.

Make Back To School Shopping A Party {PartyLand Utah Blog}

Make Back To School Shopping A Party {PartyLand Utah Blog}

Make Back To School Shopping A Party {PartyLand Utah Blog}

To add some fun to a sack lunch, be sure to include a decorative straw for their drink. Pick from a variety of patterns in your child’s favorite color or let them sip their chocolate milk through the loops of a crazy straw!

Make Back To School Shopping A Party {PartyLand Utah Blog}

Make Back To School Shopping A Party {PartyLand Utah Blog}

Make Back To School Shopping A Party {PartyLand Utah Blog}

Another way to brighten up lunch is to add utensils in just the right hue. If your sending applesauce, yogurt or a pudding cup, then be sure to add a plastic spoon. You can also add in a colorful napkin to help those cute little smiles stay clean. Go the extra mile and grab a pack with their favorite character on it. A lot of the birthday themes we carry have coordinating napkins that don’t actually say “Happy Birthday” on them, so you could use them any day of the year! It’s also fun to add napkins that match upcoming holidays and events like “Talk Like a Pirate Day”.

Make Back To School Shopping A Party {PartyLand Utah Blog}

Make Back To School Shopping A Party {PartyLand Utah Blog}

Another way to make lunch special is to grab a colored paper sack or let kids decorate their lunch sacks with stickers.

Make Back To School Shopping A Party {PartyLand Utah Blog}

Make Back To School Shopping A Party {PartyLand Utah Blog}

You can also put a small dessert like a cookie or brownie in a party favor bag. If you’re making muffins for breakfast or to add into their lunch you’ll definitely want to look over all the different cupcake liners we have in stock.

Make Back To School Shopping A Party {PartyLand Utah Blog}

Make Back To School Shopping A Party {PartyLand Utah Blog}

While you’re shopping be sure to keep an eye out for the green labels on some of our items. Have the little ones look for them for you to keep them involved and entertained. These items are discounted, usually because they are being discontinued, which makes them a great choice while doing back-to-school shopping because who doesn’t love to save? So remember: Green labels = Save some green!

Make Back To School Shopping A Party {PartyLand Utah Blog}You can also come in and get a great deal on a variety of cheerful hair bows. We have some in every color of the rainbow. The more you get, the cheaper they are!

Make Back To School Shopping A Party {PartyLand Utah Blog}

Make Back To School Shopping A Party {PartyLand Utah Blog}

Make Back To School Shopping A Party {PartyLand Utah Blog}

Visit PartyLand and take the ACK! out of back to school shopping. Enjoy getting ready for a new year of school and remember there’s plenty for each of us to learn and it’s much easier if you have fun while doing so. See you in the stores!

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#PLPhotoADay Challenge

by *LyndiLou* on September 30, 2014

If you know us at all, then you know that October is our favorite month of the year because Halloween is our favorite holiday! PartyLand Utah is your Halloween Superstore!!!

#PLPhotoADay Challenge {PartyLand Utah Blog}

In order to celebrate this SPOOK-tacular month properly, we’ve decided to celebrate something different each day, throw in a contest all while letting YOU show off some of YOUR favorite parts of October and Halloween. How can we do all of this at once? With the first official:

PartyLand Photo-A-Day Challenge!

We’ve assigned a different theme for every day in October. Each day, post a picture on Instagram that goes along with the daily theme, add the hash tag #PLPhotoADay and you could win a PartyLand gift certificate. Easy, right?

You’ll need to be sure that you’re following @PartyLandUT on Instagram to see the daily theme and winners. You have to have an Instagram account that is accessible from your mobile device. If your account is private, then sadly we won’t be able to see your post unless you change your privacy settings during the contest or let us follow you. Leave us a comment on any of our Instagram posts saying you’d like us to follow you and we will!

We’ll be choosing a winner EACH day from all the entries, so you have a chance to win EVERY day! Ok, well you personally can’t win EVERY day, we’ll let you win twice during the contest. We want to share the prize love.

#PLPhotoADay Challenge {PartyLand Utah Blog}

So, what should you post? Anything you think has to do with the theme! If Autumn to you means colorful leaves, snap a picture and use the contest hash tag. If Autumn means homemade root beer and s’mores, prove it! If Autumn means getting a fresh new hair cut, wearing boots and sweaters, eating pie, or playing the guitar on the porch… show us! As long as your photo is family friendly and you explain why you posted what you did for the theme and used the #PLPhotoADay hash tag, then you’re set.

You’ll notice that there are 5 PartyLand specific themes. On these days, head over to your local PartyLand store to grab a picture. You can find something in the store each day for your photo if you really want to, but on the PartyLand days we’re looking for pictures from in the store. Our employees will be happy to help you if needed (ESPECIALLY on Oct. 16th, hint hint) but feel free to get creative. To show how much we appreciate you dropping by, the prizes for those days will be worth DOUBLE the other days!

Ready to see the themes for our Photo-A-Day Challenge? Well, here they are…

#PLPhotoADay Challenge {PartyLand Utah Blog}Remember you can post as many pictures a day as you like, but only one will be chosen to win and each Instagram account can only win twice during the contest. Oh, and no posting ahead of time. We’ll be checking for winners each day, so it won’t do you much good to post them early or we’ll just miss them later.

Alright, get ready too show off all your BOO-tiful Halloween October and Autumn Instagram pictures starting tomorrow. We can’t wait to see what you love about this time of year!

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Official Rules

This contest is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook or Instagram.

Open to Utah residents. Current employees of PartyLand Utah are not eligible to win. Participants can enter each day with as many photos as they like, but are only eligible to win twice during the entire contest.

Photos posted by Instagram users with private accounts cannot be seen by PartyLand Utah, even if the contest hash tag is used. To be included in the contest, please change your settings to public or allow PartyLandUT to follow your account. Leave a comment on any contest post saying you would like PartyLandUT to follow you and we will do so.

Photos must belong to the person submitting it. All entries are subject to verification. PartyLand reserves the right to use submitted photos on Instagram, Facebook, the PartyLand Utah blog, and Pinterest to promote the contest or store.

One prize will be awarded for one picture a day for the month of October 2014. Prizes will be PartyLand gift certificates and will be mailed to each winner. Winners will be chosen according to which picture best fits the daily theme. Preference will be given to those that take pictures at any PartyLand location.

Winners will be announced on Instagram and Facebook. Because PartyLand is closed on Sunday, the Saturday and Sunday winner will be announced on Monday. Winners are responsible to contact PartyLand by email to provide mailing address for the prize to be sent to them. PartyLand not responsible for lost, late or damaged mail.

If winners do not contact PartyLand within 1 week of the contest end date they forfeit their prize.

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Throw a Labor Day Luau

August 29, 2014

Labor Day is the un-official end of Summer and as such it should be celebrated! If you’re looking for a way to squeeze in one last Summer party, come to PartyLand where we can help you put together the perfect Labor Day Luau! We’ve got multiple different tableware styles, centerpieces, decorative cut-outs and luau decorations of every kind. Be sure to grab some […]

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Robin Williams Will Be Missed

August 11, 2014

All of us here at PartyLand will miss the amazing Robin Williams. He played  so many fantastic and beloved roles, we can’t help but think through many of our favorites. Be sure to leave a comment with YOUR favorite Robin Williams movie or even a great quote from one of his movies.

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Fun-a-Rama 2014

June 11, 2014

Springville Art City Days is going on right now and with it comes the Fun-a-Rama! We put on this special event each year JUST for kids! Ok… parents are invited too, but all the activities are geared towards kids 3-12 years old. Children younger than 3 are also welcome and they’ll get in FREE, they just won’t […]

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Make “I DIG You” Valentines

February 11, 2014

You’ve probably seen those cute “I DIG You” Valentines, but you’ve probably asked yourself “Where on earth would I get a cute little shovel like that?” We’ve got the answer for you: From PartyLand Utah! Each of our Utah County stores have these darling shovels ready for you to come SCOOP them up and make […]

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FREE Printable Valentines

February 5, 2014

Valentine’s Day is getting closer so we thought we’d make the it just a bit easier for you this year with some FREE printable Valentine’s! Whether your kids can take treats or your sticking to non-edible Valentine gifts, we’ve got you covered! To print off any of these fantastic Valentine’s just click the link below […]

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Super Bowl XLVIII: Denver Broncos vs. Seattle Seahawks

January 31, 2014

It’s Super Bowl time and PartyLand has all the party supplies you need to cheer your team on to victory. We always have the best balloon bouquets and our Broncos and Seahawks bouquets are no exception. We can make arrangements in your teams colors and we even have mylars with team logos on them! When I […]

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Chinese New Year 2014: Year of the Horse

January 30, 2014

Chinese New Year (or Lunar New Year) is on Friday, January 3st. 2013, the Year of the Snake will be over and 2014, the Year of the Horse will be here. Whether you’ll be celebrating with family and friends or having a celebration at school or work, PartyLand Utah has everything you need to celebrate […]

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It’s All In The Platter {Grateful Giveaway}

November 14, 2013

When it comes to Thanksgiving dinner, what is the most important yet often overlooked part of the meal? Ok, so I know that a Turkey Platter isn’t rEEEally the most important part of Thanksgiving Dinner, but it IS a helpful and handy little serving piece… and I just had to use these two great pictures […]

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