MeHi, there! Thanks for visiting! I’m Heidi Melissa, the founder of The Art in Party Planning. Even the spelling of the word pARTy attests to the fact that there is indeed an art to planning the perfect party. By ‘perfect’ I mean attainable perfect – a fun atmosphere, good food & drink and an element of creativity – not every rose petal in its place.

My love of planning parties goes back to my college days and has since evolved into adult dinner parties and kid’s birthday celebrations. I will jump at almost any chance to host a shower or plan an event. To me the word party expands beyond the traditional birthday parties and showers into events – a tailgate, vacation or even a family movie night. I’m always searching for the element that transforms a moment into a memory. There is a lot of love and a touch of fancy in everything I do.

Kate & NoahNow for the personal stuff.  I’ve been married to the love of my life for the past 7 years.  We have two kids, a 6 year old daughter named Kate and a little guy named Noah, who will be turning 3 this July.  I’m sure I’ll be posting about his Mickey Mouse birthday party 🙂  Our family is completed by our German Shorthair Pointer named Mylee.  She is full of love (& mischief).

If you want to know more…ASK!  Feel free to reach out to me with questions or to simply introduce yourself.  I would like to get to know each of you!  If you have a theme in mind and are struggling with ideas to help you execute, I’d be happy to help!  

Ryan & I


15 Comments Add yours

  1. bhavpreet says:

    hey hi .. saw you at community pool .. i like your blog .. specially the dishes .. i am a food lover .. you made my day with banana bread ..

    And yeah i have something for ya … https://livesmilehelp.wordpress.com/ ..hope you will like it ..


    1. Great blog! I just checked it out. Hopefully we will get to know each other more through class 🙂 Thanks for reaching out and best of luck with your blog!

      Liked by 1 person

      1. bhavpreet says:

        more through class .. don’t mind but i didn’t got ur point .. 🙂


  2. Hello,
    I too came here from WordPress’s Community Pool. I really enjoyed reading your “about” section, it’s made me rethink how to do my own 🙂 . I also liked your blog and look forward to more posts.


    1. Oh my gosh – thank you so much!

      Liked by 1 person

  3. Great to meet you at the Mom Blog Party this week! Thanks for posting your shark watermelon post – AWESOME


  4. I shared it on Twitter by the way & would have included you but couldn’t find you… Are you on Twitter?


    1. Thank you so much for visiting and the Twitter share!! I just started this blog, so I’m not on Twitter – yet 🙂 Thanks again for visiting!!


  5. experientialponderer says:

    Thanks so much for taking the time to visit my blog and for the like. I look forward to checking yours out!

    Liked by 1 person

  6. mmrli says:

    Just wanted to let you know I nominated you for the Liebster Award. Keep up the good work


  7. what a great About page – a backstory, some personal stuff. A great intro!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Thank you so much for reading and the kind words!


  8. What a great blog! You make this party planning magic look somewhat human, as if even I could do something awesome for my next little guy’s party. I feel like I unlocked a Mommy secret 🙂


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