For Good Times – for great parties :)

For Good TimesI recently got my hands on the new book to come out of In Good Company’s superb party offering, called For Good Times.  Once I started, I literally could not put it down until I got to the back cover!  It is a plethora of unique and wonderful party themes and ideas. So I thought I’d share what it’s all about and why every party planning mom can become a super party planner! Continue reading

Top 10 things I have learnt about children’s parties… so far!

I have always loved social events and planning parties. A few years ago I considered leaving the investment industry and becoming a wedding planner. What could be better than planning this special event for couples deeply in love? Then I planned my own wedding! What a stressful occasion! Everything had to be just perfect, so much to plan and organise – colour schemes, cake, food, guest list, etc. I realised that if I’d been stressed planning my own wedding, working with stressed-out brides on a daily basis was not for me…

I have also enjoyed children’s parties and loved watching which themes my nieces picked for their parties, and once I had a little one of my own and planned her first party, the bug bit and I was really keen to get involved in kiddies parties. After speaking to a number of parents, I discovered that there is a tremendous amount of pressure to plan the perfect party, particularly for first time parents. I decided to launch Party Things Online to assist parents with ideas for themes, venues and suppliers as well as providing useful, fun and creative ideas for children’s parties. Continue reading

The Wonders of Washi Tape for Parties

 

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(photo courtesy of cottoncandi.co.za)

I only discovered washi tape last year, and I am so glad that I did!  It has to be one of the most versatile craft accessories and a super addition for any party.  Washi tape has similar properties to masking tape, it is paper so you can tear it and you can write on it. But the best thing about washi tape is the amazing range of colours, patterns and designs you can find it in!  Here we look at a few ways we have used it for kids’ parties. Continue reading

Things to consider when planning a child’s party

The prospects of planning a child’s party can be daunting, particularly if you are a new mom and you want your child and guests to have a great time.  Many things are often overlooked that can be quite important for the success of the party.  Here are some helpful ideas on what to consider when you plan the party. Continue reading