2010- A New Year, A New Commitment

Wow.  2009 was amazing.  It was crazy but beautiful.  Asa celebrated his first birthday, Greg and I celebrated our 5 year anniversary, and we enjoyed every trial and joy along the way.  We bought our first house in December of ’08 (missing the tax credit by 20 days! Uggg!), renovated it throughout 2009, and opened it up to host community group, parties, and a roommate.  We saw some family highs and some family lows.  Overall, 2009 was a good year.  Thank you Jesus for letting us experience it, safe, happy and healthy.

I realize I have not been faithful to blog as much as I had planned to over the last few years.  Forgive me for my laziness (or busyness-whatever you want to call it).  I just felt like I didn’t have anything to share that would  contribute to the already saturated blog-o-sphere.

For some time now I have been thinking about doing a blog sharing tips and tricks on how to throw a party on a budget.  I have been scouring the internet trying to find a blog with this subject and seem to come up short.  All I really come across are a list of 10 or so “tips” to help you on your way to having a memorable party.  Hogwash I say!  So I am going to share tips and ideas that I have learned/come up with to throwing a memorable party on the cheap.  I’ve done parties for anywhere between $50 to $1000 so whatever your budget, I hope I will be able to help you throw the best party possible.

I should also add that this blog is not going to be about “made to order” party packages.  I understand if you are short on time and money.  I understand that your daughter is in love with Dora and the plates and party package was on sale at Party City.  I get it.  There is nothing wrong with that.  But this blog is intended to help take it to the next level of partydom.  You can use those items, but still make it memorable to the kids/parents/friends with adding more dimensions.

Throwing a great party takes time and thought.  But impromtu parties are also really fun and can be great.  It just takes having the right tools.

Thanks for joining me on this journey and I hope we can learn from each other!

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