Welcome to my blog!

This is a place to share my many ideas, (along with a story or two), about party planning from the theme to the thank you note, organization from your closets to your kid's artwork, and home decor, from wall color to window treatments. I have a passion for graphic design, fine art, photography, interior design and a great party! Creativity and the visually aesthetic get my juices flowing and I hope this blog can be a place to have fun exchanging ideas and resources and help your creative juices flow too!


Tuesday, June 11, 2013


The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles are BACK!  

Since the TMNT have been wildly popular and hugely marketed for about 25 years, there's a high probability that most of you have heard of them, especially these days since their 5th movie is scheduled to for release in 2014.  On the off-chance that you've heard of them but don't know anything about them, here's a little background info: TMNT and video clip.

Most importantly, here's a brief description of each turle:

Leonardo: wear s a blue mask and uses a katana (samurai sword).  He's the calm, cool-headed leader.
Michelangelo: wears and orange mask and uses nunchucks (chain sticks).  He's the party boy who gets himself into trouble by not thinking ahead.
Donatello: wears a purple mask and uses a bo (wooden staff).  He's the brain of the group and invents gadgets.
Raphael: wears a red mask and uses sais (pointed, prong shaped metal batons).  He has a temper and often rushes into things without thinking.  

My son discovered the turtles sometime this past year and has been set on having his 5th birthday party have a TMNT theme ever since.  I was surprised by how much merchandise and home made products I came across while researching party ideas.  There are some serious TMNT fans out there! 
At the end of this post is the link to my Pinterest board for this party that has many cool goodies to inspire ideas for your own affair or gift ideas for the TMNT fan in your life, which could be you!

So, get yourself a slice or two of pizza, do some fancy, martial arts moves and get your crime-fighting turtle on!  And remember, in the end, a party isn't about all the stuff.  It's about friends, family and FUN.

P.S. The day after my son's party he came up to me to ask me to help him open his favor bag and said, "I'm so glad you made my party perfect.  And for that, you get a kissy."
What better reason to throw a birthday party than that?



A Pretty Little Party via Etsy

A Pretty Little Party via Etsy


One Down Twenty to Go...

Zachary's Pizza (Family Center)

Party City

Party City

The Little Purple Cake Shoppe

Green Cellophane Favor Bags
A.C. Moore

Party Favor Zombie


(These are super fun by the way)



What the Birthday Boy Wore
Bon Ton

Friday, March 22, 2013

Rock Star Ice Skating Party

What do you get when you have a soon-to-be, 8-year-old daughter who loves music and ice skating?  
A rock star ice skating birthday party!
I was teenager in the 80's (I turned 13 in 1981), so, "rock star" to me invokes visions of zebra stripes (which is clearly on trend and can be found on everything everywhere) and bright colors, which I realize is more "pop" than "rock" but such was my world.  Ice skating was never my strong suit as a kid (my favorite part was having multi-colored, pom-poms on the toes of my skates), but my friends and I loved going to the Roxy and shakin' our groove-thing to Sister Sledge (video), Anita Ward (video) and Donna Summer (video) on our neon-colored wheels with glitter laces.  But I digress....
My daughter loves skating on metal blades and gettin' down to great tunes, so she and her friends took to the ice at Paquette Arena at Leddy Park, and partied like rock stars!

Have you had or are you planning to have an ice skating or rock star party?
I'd love to hear about it!
Until then, PARTY ON! (video)

Party Game:
Divide the kids into teams, each team will have a writer.
The teams have a certain amount of time to see how many words they can create out of the letters in the banner.
At the end of the allotted time, the team will read aloud their words.
Each team will cross off words that are also on their list.
The team with the most words left on their list gets bragging rights.
Everyone gets a prize.  In this case: chap stick!



What We Wore

Credits & Sources:

For a LOT more rock star or ice skating party ideas, 
check out my Pinterest boards!