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Tips for Choosing Disposable Flatware
You probably can’t throw much of a party with nothing but finger foods. Select the best disposable flatware for your summer parties. We’ll show you how.

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Fun April Fools Day Party Idea

Fun April Fools Day Party Idea

April Fools Day is around the corner, and you know what that means? Yup, it is just another excuse to drink and party! April Fools Day is the best day to host an epic April fools day party for all the joke-telling, whoopee cushion-loving pranksters in your life!
The main goal of celebrating April Fools Day is generally just to have an entire day of fun and excitement. As such, the focus around April Fools Day party ideas should be through means of practical jokes, tricks, and lots of fun laughter. Who doesn't enjoy playing a little trick on their favorite people on April Fools Day? This doesn't mean to go around pranking each other the whole party unless that is something you and your friends are into. Instead, it is a party of fun and weirdness. Since it is April Fools Day, you can't just have basic snacks and drinks. You need to give the day its rights. You need to hit your guests with a gotcha moment! And what better way to celebrate than with fun drinks (honestly, alcohol is the answer to most things). Hence, we have decided to prepare a fun drink/dessert idea that will leave your guests absolutely dumbfounded - one that makes your toes curl because there is a surprise hidden inside!
 
Fool your friends and family with this Boozy Melon Balls Recipe. Yes, I said boozy - these melon balls are full of tequila and vodka! Watermelon with booze? Before you say "WHAT?!", remember - that is what April Fools Day is all about. Confuse your tastebuds with these fun, boozy drink-snack-combo, and make your April Fools Day Party unforgettable.

What you need:

  • cantaloupe
  • watermelon (seedless)
  • honeydew melon
  • tequila
  • pineapple juice
  • vodka
  • peach schnapps
  • melon baller
  • bowl

Directions:

Step 1: Slice the fruit in half and remove the seeds from the watermelon, cantaloupe, and honeydew.

Step 2: Use a melon baller to scoop out melons into small melon balls. Put melon balls into a ball. You will need to cover these, so make sure you have a lid.

Step 3: Pour pineapple juice, vodka, tequila, and triple sec on top of the fruit. Toss the melon balls, so all of them are submerged in the liquid. Feel free to experiment with the type of liquor you use and the amount. :)

Step 4: Cover and freeze to soak for 1 hour, just until partially frozen. You can also chill them for a few hours if you don't want them partially frozen.

Step 5: Remove from refrigerator and drain, reserving alcohol if desired. 

Step 6: Serve with picks, margarita glasses, and cocktail napkins! Enjoy!!!

Notes: 

Add in whatever alcohol you enjoy but keep it simple! You really can't screw this recipe up... unless you start mixing up all kinds of weird stuff.
 

Important: 

When serving, be sure to label as "adults only" to keep the kids away.
Boozy fruit is just one of many creative and fun ways to prank your favorite people during April Fool's Day! What other fun ideas have you tried?
 

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Clear Diamond Design Round Disposable Plastic Bowls Hot Magenta Fuchsia Pink Paper Beverage Napkins  Clear Round Plastic Margarita Cups

  

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The Best Iced Tea Recipe to Celebrate Spring

The Best Iced Tea Recipe to Celebrate Spring

Can you feel the sweet scents of blooming flowers and the cozy warmth of sunshine in the air? Yes, it is spring, the most beautiful time of the year! Summer, winter, and fall may have their fans, but spring is the most lovable of the four seasons. Often referred to as 'The Queen of the Seasons', spring is the time when our calendars begin to fill up with everything from barn wedding receptions, fancy birthday parties, super cute baby showers, Mother's Day, Easter brunch, Cinco de Mayo, Passover, and everything in between. And let's not forget those spring parties that spontaneously pop up for no other reason than just to hang with your friends. But whether you're throwing a casual or elegant party, creating an atmosphere of relaxed revelry and celebration is about more than just the meal. What you need to make the spring party feel truly complete and welcome this lively and blissful season in style is delicious drink recipes filled with the season's favorite flavors and Smarty's fabulous tableware collections. Instead of reaching for a soda or sugary punch when temperatures climb, it's better to opt for a delicious iced tea instead. What could possibly be more refreshing than a beautiful spring iced tea party arranged with a beautiful Smarty's disposable party dinnerware sets, flatware, and elegant drinkware pieces?
There is nothing quite like soothing herbal tea when winter temperatures drop, but when the sun starts shining and the days grow longer, there is nothing better than a tall glass of iced tea - which is why, as the weather gets warmer, these amazing iced tea recipe is going to become your new obsession. As winter turns to spring, iced tea should reflect the change in seasons. Yes, regular iced tea is great but why not take advantage of spring's bounty of fresh and flavorful fruits? All it takes is a couple of extra ingredients to transform your average party into a sweet sipping experience. To add a touch of springtime to our favorite teas, we loaded raspberries, peaches, lemons, and mint into our recipe, and let me tell you - it is worth the effort. And raspberry peach iced tea makes an exceptional beverage for any get-together because it looks beautiful served in a pitcher, carafe, or punch bowl. Plus, spring iced tea recipes are as delightfully easy to mix up as they are to drink.
 
 

Both lovely and refreshing - Raspberry Peach Iced Tea

What you need:

  • tea
  • peaches, sliced into wedges
  • raspberries
  • lemons, sliced into wheels
  • fresh mint
  • ice

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Directions:

  • Start with your favorite tea recipe and let it cool.
  • Take a 16 oz cup and cover the bottom with peaches, raspberries, lemons, and mint.
  • Add ice, then another layer of fruit and mint, then add tea.

 

Cool down with Raspberry Peach Iced Tea all spring long!

If you are hosting a more fancy event like a wedding reception, engagement ceremony, or anniversary celebration, you can serve your delicious iced teas in our sophisticated, old-fashioned 14 oz. Clear Crystal Cut High Ball Plastic Glasses and add a touch of pure luxury to your upscale celebrations. Plus, our beautiful glasses are made of the highest quality plastic and designed for disposable use, so you don't have to worry about any fuss around accidental breakage or long-lasting cleaning up!

This amazingly fresh and delicious recipe is sure to take center stage when you bring it along to your next wedding, birthday, BBQ, or picnic!

 

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Cheers to your parties Smarties!

With love, Smarty had a Party!

 

Amazing St. Patrick's Day Party Ideas

Amazing St. Patrick's Day Party Ideas

St. Patrick's Day or the Feast of St. Patrick is soon to arrive! It is a green-filled celebration of the Irish culture when wearing green clothes, drinking green beer, eating green sweets, and celebrating all things Irish is a must. And you don't even have to be Irish to celebrate St Patrick's Day (everybody is Irish on St. Patty's Day, after all!). All you need to do is host a joyful feast day for your closest friends and family members in the comfort of your home with Irish inspired menu, some Irish music, and green-themed, enchanting, and whimsical decorations to bring in the lucky festive cheer and include all the joyous St. Patrick's Day traditions to celebrate Irish pride and make your celebration stand out.

If you are unsure about how to get your party supplies in advance and all in one place to decorate your St. Patrick's Day party without going to the store, you don't need to worry! Smarty Had A Party has everything you need at an exceptional wholesale price! To help you turn this festive feast day into a memorable celebration with a pure Irish feel, create a magical tablescape for St. Patrick's Day with decorative plates, trays, disposable flatware, chargers, wine glasses, champagne flutes, disposable party dinnerware sets, and other plasticware, order your St. Patrick's Day tableware from our online store and get inspired by our impressive table decor ideas to add that gorgeous oomph factor to your party. 

To make you inspired in advance, we have arranged this easy yet beautiful Peacock table setup, which will definitely win over any leprechaun! By setting a fabulous table for St. Patrick's Day, you will make a lovely first impression on your guests and get everyone in a celebratory mood. Style your table with a green tablecloth and pair it with a blue table runner to impart a charming elegance. Choose our disposable dinnerware to ensure your tablescape is absolutely beautiful and make clean up after the party safe and hassle-free. Arrange our green dinnerware set and silver cake plates with clear cutlery and colorful napkins on your table for a chic flair. Furthermore, choose our elegant wine glasses and champagne flutes to let your guests toast to their blessings with a pint of cheer.

No matter how many green items you include in your party, treats will always play the first fiddle. Have some dessert with your drinks...or some drinks in your dessert! To this end, we prepared a perfect, fancy-looking boozy St. Patty's Day Push Pop Recipe to help you feel the luck of the Irish. Cupcake push pops are a great treat for any party, and they are so easy to make! Simply layer mini cupcakes (choose your favorite recipe) with icing and sprinkles, and you have tasty and trendy treats to serve for any occasion. For our St. Patty's Day push pops, we made Guinness cupcakes with Bailey's Frosting. Mmmmm! Pair these push pops with our Display Stand for the perfect presentation! We also carry a decorating stand that'll hold 24 pops while you decorate them.
 
 

Guinness Cupcake Push Pops with Bailey's Frosting Recipe 

 

    

What you need:

  • Push Pops Treat Containers
  • Mini Guinness cupcakes and Bailey's frosting
  • Pastry bottle or bag
  • Green sprinkles

 

Ingredients: 

  • 1 cup unsalted butter
  • 1 cup Guinness stout
  • 2/3 cup Dutch-processed cocoa powder
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup sour cream

 

Bailey's Frosting

Baking directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease a mini cupcake pan or use liners.
  2. Heat butter, Guinness, cocoa, and brown sugar in a saucepan on low heat and whisk until butter is melted and the mixture is smooth. Remove from heat and let the mixture cool.
  3. Whisk flour, sugar, baking soda, and salt. Add eggs, sour cream, chocolate mixture and beat on medium until smooth.
  4. Pour into the mini cupcake pan and bake for 20-25 minutes. Let mini cupcakes cool completely
  5. For the frosting, cream butter until fluffy and slowly add sugar. Add Bailey's and milk and mix on low until it's the right consistency.

Happy St. Patrick's Day Smarties!

With love, Smarty had a Party!