The Essential Apps for Party Planning

Pinterest is possibly the greatest resource out there to find inspiration for DIY projects and party planning. By typing a few keywords, you’ll encounter the most creative ideas shared on the internet. Brainstorming is easy, but it’s the rest of the party planning process that is a little more difficult. Playing host and feeding the…

Party Style {Book Review}

It’s Christmas in October! Well, maybe not literally, but it sure feels like it.  I was given the opportunity to read and review Party Style – Kids’ Parties from Baby to Sweet 16 by Gemma Touchstone.  This review is incredibly important to me not only because it’s ‘the pARTy plannings’ first book review, but also because Gemma has been a…

Mickey Mouse Cake

I’ll start this by saying, I am NOT a baker.  I’m not even close.  I love to cook, but I just haven’t mastered baking.  Perhaps it is because exact measurements are not needed in cooking.  Often I make a recipe my own by playing with the measurements and sometimes I add an ingredient or two…

Margaritas

Call off the search parties – I’m here.  I know it’s been a bit since my last post.  I’ve been basking in the Summer sun working on material.  Seriously.  We have been entertaining up a storm this Summer and I’ve been loving every minute.  Coincidentally the weather has been outstanding, which means we have been doing…

Banana Bread

There are many things I don’t do well.  I can’t sing.  I have poor hand/eye coordination and I can’t bake a good chocolate chip cookie to save my life.  I must say, when it comes to my banana bread, that is one thing I have nailed!  I don’t mean to sound boastful.  It is rude…

Gender Reveal

It was the classic scene from Steel Magnolias – a Sunday afternoon in the hair salon and a group of women gossiping. One of the women was pregnant with her first. The once cohesive group quickly became divided at the topic of how the baby’s gender should be revealed.  It was now 3 against 1.  The three of us…

Packer’s Family Night

I married a Packer lover!  As a native of Wisconsin I’ve always rooted for the Packers – for as much rooting as I did.  Sure, I wanted them to win, but my interest in the Packers centered around the party and the socialization.  It was an added bonus when they won, but I didn’t really care…

Cinderella Princess Party

I will preface this post with ‘this was probably my favorite party so far.’  Not only for how everything came together, but for how it blew my daughter’s mind.  When the party was over I remember thinking ‘we did it’ – we had made a memory!  The year before I had a convention in Orlando.  We…