Creating lasting birthday memories & traditions

Birthdays are all about the birthday person! Creating family birthday traditions that last a lifetime will be fun & make the birthday boy or girl feel even more special on their day!  Here’s some of our favorites!  Have fun, be creative and remember on your birthday, it’s all about YOU! Be King or Queen for the day – let the birthday girl or boy pick everything for their day from what’s for dinner to not doing any chores.  Let them rule the roost! Decorate a crown or purchase an “It’s my birthday pin” for them to wear all day so … Continue reading

Easter Traditions Around the World

While we get ready to decorate Easter eggs, enjoy a visit from the Easter Bunny, plan family Easter dinners and enjoy a long weekend, Par-T-Perfect Victoria thought it would be fun to see what types of fun traditions other countries offer.  Easter is definitely a very religious holiday for many countries but so many add fun activities for the children to do on top of traditional Easter Egg hunts!  Here’s our favorites! A unique Easter tradition followed in Denmark is the custom of sending teasing letters or ‘gækkebrev’. These letters are highly decorated with short poems or verses and send … Continue reading

Spring Fling Party Ideas

Spring has finally arrived! It’s a great time to celebrate the flowers blooming, longer days and more sunshine! Here’s our guide to throwing a perfect Spring Fling at home! INVITATIONS: Send your guests a flower shaped invitation (make your own out of foam or card stock paper OR find some great invitations at your local card store)  or a scroll attached to a mini bubble container. DECORATIONS: Use pastel colors i.e. lavender, pink, yellow) for balloons, streamers and table covers.  Watering cans and vases to hold fresh flowers or use small clay pots filled with pebbles and place a round … Continue reading

Two great events, two great weekends, two great fundraisers!

Although spring break is often a time to get away, many of us stay in town and enjoy our local events!  We’re proud to be part of two amazing events to raise money for two great organizations! Mark your calendars for a great tail gate party at the Rink of Dreams event on Saturday March 19th 2011 from 11-4pm! This event is raising money for Victoria’s local Help Fill a Dream Foundation.  The event includes tons of family fun with the crayon bouncer, face painting, glitter tattoos, balloon animals, carnival games and so much more! We can’t wait to see … Continue reading

Par-T-Perfect Victoria is a Proud Sponsor!

Par-T-Perfect Victoria is a proud sponsor of Eat Well Get Moving! 2011.  As of Feb. 1 2011 the annual Active Communities challenge is underway! The goal of Eat Well Get Moving! is to have children enjoy more vegetables, fruit and move more. This partnership between VIHA & the recreation centres of Greater Victoria creates awareness and educates about the importance of healthy eating and physical activity.  The program is fun and interactive. Eat Well Get Moving! runs from February 1 – April 30 2011.  Participating schools & students will receive prizes and coupons for joining. Monthly prizes include a 3 … Continue reading

Interesting Valentine’s Day Facts

Here are some interesting facts about Valentine’s Day you may or may not know. About 1 billion Valentine’s Day cards are exchanged each year. That’s the largest seasonal card-sending occasion of the year, next to Christmas. About 3% of pet owners will give Valentine’s Day gifts to their pets. Alexander Graham Bell applied for his patent on the telephone, an “Improvement in Telegraphy”, on Valentine’s Day, 1876. Cupid, another symbol of Valentines Day, became associated with it because he was the son of Venus, the Roman god of love and beauty. Cupid often appears on Valentine cards holding a bow … Continue reading

Par-T-Perfect’s party etiquette & quick tips 101

Here is some of Par-T-Perfect’s most popular quick tips and etiquette to remember whether you’re a guest or the host of an amazing birthday party! For the host: Plan ahead! If you’re booking an entertainer or a venue for your party, be sure to book with plenty of time to organize!  You may need to be flexible on times or dates as many venues & entertainers book several weeks ahead. Invitations: Send out invitations at least 3 – 4 weeks ahead of the party date.  This gives everyone the chance to organize schedules around other activities. RSVP: Be sure to … Continue reading