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Robot Baby Shower (Because I sort of failed to post these in 2010…)

Robot Dessert Table

This was the 3rd dessert table/full on party I ever did (with the help of my girl Ofelia and a ton of other women from church).  I had planned on posting these a year and a half ago but never got around to it.  Lisa (the mom-of-honor) wanted robots so we gave her robots.  We did a gray and yellow color scheme that was similar to what they were doing for the nursery.   For the food we served a build your own crepe bar as well as croissants, deli meats, bacon (because every party needs bacon- can I get […]

Bridal Showers

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Bridal Showers…they can be expensive to host on your own…and a lot of work.  They can also be simple and understated.  No one has ever accused me of that though.  Recently I have been finding all kinds of party blogs that are so inspiring but are really humbling.  These ladies are incredible at what they do.  So this year I’m going to try and think outside the box a little more with my parties.  Since I still have all the parties from last year to post, I figure I may as well put them up (knowing that this year I am going to try and take it […]

Asa’s First Birthday – How to save money on a kid’s birthday party.

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Goes to show how on top of things I am.  Asa celebrated his first birthday on June 5, 2009.  Turning one is quite a milestone in my book and I knew I wanted to commemorate the occasion with a party fit for a one year old (and his friends since he wouldn’t remember any of it).  I started researching a few months prior and narrowing down my themes.  I wanted something cute and fun but not too old for him.  I finally settled on a bug theme birthday. Normally we would do the party at our house, but since our backyard […]

Invitations – Things to think about when doing invitations for a party.

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So what kind of invites do you want to send out?  It really depends on the feel of the party.  I’m always a big fan of using e-vite (being green!), but I do have to say, there is something about receiving an invitation in person or in the mail that is always a joy. There is so much you can do with invites.  You can wrap them in boxes and deliver them, create them to resemble your theme, the possibilities are endless. The thing to remember is that your invitations are the way people will find out about the party, so […]

Who to invite? – How many people should I plan for my party?

Making a guest list is always a dilema for me.  I am a naturally outgoing person and enjoy having people over.  I like to invite anyone and everyone to parties, but believe me, that can be an expensive habit.  So what do you do?  Well, if you have your reason and you have your budget, that should be helpful in making your guest list. Make a preliminary list.  Include any family and friends that you want at the party (also include those that you may not exactly want but may be *gulp obligated to invite i.e.crazy Uncle Ned who could eat […]

Counting the Cost – How to budget for a party?

After you’ve decided on a reason to throw a party, you have to decide on *dun, dun, dun- a budget.  The dreaded ‘B’ word.  While budgets are the ban of some peoples existence, they can be your greatest tool and asset and they are ESSENTIAL to having a great party.  Why are they ESSENTIAL?  Because the last thing you want to do is spend $500 on a birthday party when you can only afford $100 and you’re paying off your daughters 10th birthday party at her 11th.  That’s just dumb. Debt is not your friend.   Look, as much fun […]