Party Planning 101: Budget, Guest Count, Date & Venue
Everyone loves a good party and every hostess aspires to be the hostess with the mostest. But before the first guests arrive there is much work to be done in order to make each event memorable. That calls for Party Planning 101!
Whether you're planning for your dream wedding, a friend's baby shower, your child's first birthday, an office Christmas party, or even just a backyard barbecue, the key to a successful event is planning!
Planning in my world means making lists and lots of ...
Football Themed Party
A Football Themed Party is always fun, specially for little boys' birthdays. Last month we hosted my grandson, Devon's, football themed party at our neighborhood park, the kids had a blast and best of all it was easy to plan!
But don't think football themed parties are just for little boys, girls love football too! It's also a great theme for game nights and of course Super Bowl parties.
Here's what we did for Devon's Football themed party.
Parties start out with the invitation. I love ...
Themed Party Invitations Set the Stage
So you're planning a party! FUN! Our family loves to throw parties. The more elaborate the better! We like to celebrate every occasion we can think of with a party, and planning is half the fun; well usually.
Of course we first have to get the serious stuff out of the way, budget, guest list, and venue, before the fun part starts. Once that's settled we move on to our favorite part; deciding on the party theme!
I've been planning themed parties for years, back when my kids were ...
Oscar Night Party Ideas – Free Printables!
The Oscars will be on February 26th. this year. If you love watching award shows and love to throw parties then Oscar Night is the perfect time to throw a party! As you know our family loves parties and look for every reason to throw one, so Oscar Night comes at a time!
So if you're looking for an excuse to throw a party then an Oscar Night Party would be a great idea. They're fun! Specially if you take some time to make it a red carpet worthy event.
So invite your friends and family ...
Plan Your Super Bowl Party – FREE Printables
Super Bowl LI is on February 5. It's the largest televised sports event in America. Millions will watch while consuming millions of pounds of potato chips and other snacks with friends and family.
Many people host parties around the Super Bowl, after all it's more exciting when you watch the game with friends and family. It gets really interesting when those present are rooting for opposing teams! It certainly does at our house!
If you're planning a Super Bowl Party here are a few ...
DIY Hot Cocoa Bar – Free sign template
I love hot cocoa! I think everyone does! I know, I live in Hawaii and some may wonder why we'd even drink it here, but we do. It's a family favorite, specially this time of year. And what better way to serve it than in a DIY hot cocoa bar!
Setting up a DIY hot cocoa bar is great for tree trimming parties, movie nights (try showing a Christmas favorite like The Polar Express or How the Grinch Stole Christmas!), holiday parties, and on Christmas morning!
Everyone gathers at my house ...
DIY Thanksgiving Buffet Table – Free Printables
The Thanksgiving table can get very crowded. What with the turkey, side dishes, gravy, and sauces, there's no place for anyone to actually sit down and eat! I solved this problem long ago by setting up a Thanksgiving Buffet Table for all the food and having an adult table as well as a kids' table.
Depending on the space you have and the number of guests you are expecting this could take some doing. You might consider setting up different stations or bars; appetizer, sides, desserts, and ...
Adult Halloween Party Ideas
Halloween is lots of fun. I've mentioned many times that it's my second most favorite holiday, second only to Christmas. I love the décor, the costumes, trick or treaters, treats, and most of all the parties. I've been planning and hosting Halloween parties since my kids were young, now we host them for the grandkids and their buddies. But Halloween parties aren't just for kids, adults love them too!
Throwing an adult Halloween party is pretty much like throwing a kids' Halloween ...