Full disclosure: I freaking LOVE the Sharknado series. It is so exquisitely dumb. You don’t have to be interested in sharks or tornadoes, because the movie revels in its dumbness. One of my girls loves sharks and one loves tornados, and I loved Beverly Hills 90210 back in the day, so we’ve watched from the […]
I thought I’d share how I pre-stage my dessert tables. I do this for every party, as early as possible, and it helps me know if I have ordered the right desserts and how it’s all going to fit on my table.
As I planned the girls’ 9th birthday party this year, I was going for an eclectic look: white, black and gold with a variety of textures in burlap, lace and sequins. That mix meant my place settings could go any number of ways. And I really don’t think there was a wrong choice. So I […]
Yesterday, I told you about my embarrassing clutter problem and how we’re tackling it. The bonus of purging (thank you Craig’s List, local consignment stores and Goodwill!) is that now we get to make our rooms pretty!
I’m loving our new series, “Ask Jennifer.” This is your chance to ask me any party question you may have. I issue the invitation on Facebook, Twitter and Google+ on Fridays. Want to know how to recreate something you’ve seen on Pinterest? Stumped for a party idea? Ask me! I’ve gotten some great questions, so […]
Why do I have a party shop? Why do I blog? Why I am on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, PInterest and Google+? Connecting with you in all these different ways? This may be news, but it’s not for the money. It’s to make birthdays easy.
I really want to know what you think, feel and believe about the parties you host. Will you share with me? It’s just 10 quick questions! Pretty please. 🙂
So full disclosure: I wanted to have a fun tutorial for you today. Got a cute manicure the other week that is ripe to be shown off in tutorial pics. But Baby B is feeling lousy, so I’ve been in “rubbing her back — reading Amelia Bedelia — getting her to eat some buttered noodles […]
This past Friday, I put out an invitation on Facebook for you to ask me any party questions. Want to know how to recreate something you’ve seen on Pinterest? Stumped for a party idea? Ask me! I’ve gotten some great questions, so as long you all keep them coming, I’ll answer your questions each Monday.
I was having fun day-dreaming about what to style next and found myself loving this pink and black printable collection from Love the Day. What I like about this is that you can go so many directions with it: Paris, Barbie, Eloise or Minnie Mouse — or anything else you can dream up. Here are […]
Hi All! Usually Fall is my busiest season, but so far this year, Spring and early Summer are winning. I’m not complaining — just struggling to keep up! So here’s what’s been up with me. This weekend and LATE on Monday, I crafted 30 Charlie Brown Thanksgiving Party favor boxes for a birthday this coming […]
I’m working on a custom party plan now for a 4-year-old’s Strawberry Shortcake themed birthday. Of course, I’m taking the focus off the commercial aspects of the theme and playing up strawberries and the colors and patterns of Strawberry Shortcake. In addition to my original ideas, I always include links to other fabulous parties with […]
Owl parties continue to be an extremely popular birthday theme, I think in part because the concept is so flexible. The owl theme works for any age, as well as boys and girls. I’m planning a party right now with adorable owl printables by Lindi of Love the Day. So last night I went on […]
“Oh my gosh! How did you think of that?” It’s one of the questions I hear after parties sometimes, and it’s so sweet. But of course, parties don’t come to me full-blown. Creating the details is work, but I do have a trick to make brainstorming your next party ideas easier. (And P.S. you have […]
Just send this link to your husband, ya know? Make his life easier. (Just give your Etsy seller as much time as possible to deliver.) Some of these lovelies would be great for parties, too! Magnetic Chalkboard Silver Tray by Her Majesty’s Pug
I am ready for it to be warm. So, so ready. Seeds are out in the stores, even though it’s way too cold to plant, but it’s made me start thinking of a gardening party. I think this could be a really fun outdoor party for kids 4 and up. Here’s what I’m dreaming of. […]
One of my friends is hosting an (indoor) pool party in February, so I created a Pinterest board full of ideas for her. You can find the entire board here. These are some of my favorite ideas. P.S. Another friend had a pool party/slumber party this winter and hosted it at a hotel with an […]
I am in the thick of planning the girls’ 8th birthday party, and so wanted to share some of the wonderful inspiration I’ve found on Etsy. You may remember that they requested a Surf Girl Party. I am relieved that — since their birthday is in February — they have dropped this idea. (Although, I […]
Laurie’s holiday tablescapes are always inspirational to me and I’m so excited to be able to share two Christmas tables with you.
I am busily working on a Custom Party Plan for my sweet client Angie, and having fun looking at Super Mario Brothers parties for inspiration. Here are some of my favorite touches and links to the full parties. Chocolate Wii Remote from Amy’s Party Ideas Amy says: “For the ultimate Super Mario party favor…chocolate Wii […]