Tag Archives: party preparation

Bridal Shower


With my soon-to-be sister in-law’s bridal shower being just two weeks away, I am in a frenzy trying to figure out what I’m going to do for decorations.  I’ve decided on the colors – white, pale pink, hot pink and gold.  Now I need to decide what I’ll be putting up.  I’ve got a lot […]

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Cool Finds: Kitchen Papers

I am constantly on the look out for cool new products that I can use and incorporate in my parties. A few months back, during a visit to West Elm, I discovered Kitchen Papers – “Paper for dining and Serving.” Simple enough, but I can’t say it’s something I’ve really seen much before. Established in […]

Halloween ideas

Counting Down to Halloween

Halloween is one of my favorite holidays.  I love the costumes, the scary decorations, and of course, the candy!  When I was young, since October 31st st is also my dad’s birthday, my parents would always host the Halloween family get together.  Now that I have kids of my own, I’ve taken over the hosting […]

superhero theme

Banners for days

Just finished adding a bunch of new stuff to my Etsy shop – prettythingspaper.etsy.com.  (Photos by Paolo Sagullo) Superhero/Comic book themed banner and cupcake toppers – I love the whole Superhero theme.  I will definitely be doing a birthday party for one of my boys using this theme in the future. I’m always looking for […]

Think Outside of the [Party] Box

When I throw a party, I always try to think of something new to do — call it a new “party trick,” if you will. Whether it’s a themed dessert table, or a DIY station, I normally try and choose something that’s interactive. It just makes for a better party. It’s fun, and interesting, and […]

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Presentation, Presentation, Presentation

When my oldest son turned 1, I made the mistake of spending way too much money on his birthday party. I wouldn’t say at the time, but I’ll say it now: I spent over $300 on the cake alone, paying $10.00/letter just to have his name on it. Crazy, right? As a parent, when these […]

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Welcome to the Waffle Bar!

When my plans for my celebrating my birthday fell through at the last minute, I decided to just have a small, intimate gathering at home.  Even still, I knew I wanted to do something unique and original.  I had just done a dessert bar at my son’s 1st birthday party last month, so I wanted […]

baby shower

It’s the Little Things

For my best friend’s baby shower, I didn’t get to throw it for her (her sister did), but I got to help!  As controlling and opinionated as I am, especially when it comes to putting together a party, it was a little hard for me to not be in the driver’s seat.  But her sister […]

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Mapping Out a Plan

All parties require some planning and preparation.  A really good party, in my opinion, requires a lot of it.  For my brother and his fiance’s engagement party, I really wanted to do my first “dessert bar” table.  I looked and searched on online to get ideas.  Then, once I got a general idea of what […]