I’m not an event coordinator, but I do LOVE planning parties and entertaining – especially all the unforgettable details that make a party unique and fun. My two sisters and I have had a blast planning parties for our kids, ever since my nephew’s first birthday in 1998. We almost always do everything ourselves and without spending a lot of money. Even before I officially started my custom stationery business, I was designing over-the-top invitations and hand-crafting decorations, signs, games and activities for our fantastic bashes. Thanks to the help of our family and friends, we’ve created quite the party “Dream Team”. We LOVE DIY and finding ways to throw a really fun party, on a budget – hey, a party doesn’t have to be outrageous to be awesome!
We’re asked all the time for party advice, so this series is devoted to featuring some of our parties and sharing all the details, DIY ideas, budget-conscious tips and vendor resources. Of course, all the invitations and printed items are by Love Paper Paint (EITAK) and can be customized for your special event! Feel free to leave a comment or contact me if you have any questions…I’m always happy to help make your party AWESOME!
Two of my friends are doing Willy Wonka themed birthday parties this coming weekend, so I thought it would be appropriate to kick off my “Awesome Birthday Parties” series featuring this fun and deliciously imaginative theme. If you know me, you know I LOVE chocolate. Plain and simple. It’s one of my favorite “food groups.” So naturally…my son, Mason, has a sweet tooth like his mama. For his 2nd birthday (in 2006) we decided on a Charlie and the Chocolate Factory party. I remember how much I enjoyed reading...