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One of my FAVORITE things to do is party plan and host an event. Whether it’s a baby or bridal shower, Christmas party, or any other special event, it’s always got to have a theme that goes along with it.
I often find myself getting alittle too carried away with decorations or the food and beverage menu (not to mention the expenses that go along with it😬). I guess you can call me a perfectionist!
I’m going to keep this short and sweet (well the writing that is) and show you what I’ve done over the years.
Hope you enjoy!
I hosted another baby shower for my friend who was having a girl. I surprised her with a Pretty In Pink theme. After all she was having a baby girl so we just had to have the shower scream pink! Food/beverages and decor were all pink and guests arrived wearing pink dresses including the mommy to be (we did give her the memo on wearing a pink dress).
I made pink flowers and pink pompous from tissue paper. They were easy to make but a lot of work. Since the mommy to be has a sweet tooth I thought it would be fun to have a candy table. I filled champagne/wine glasses with pink chocolates/candies.
I had guests write notes to mommy and baby on pink onesies and I hung up them up with little baby clothes pins.
Awww my baby sisters baby shower. This one was a fun one to plan (not to mention emotional at the same time…happy tears.) I always like to ask the mommy to be if they have a theme for the nursery as that theme can also be for the shower. Considering my sister wanted a elephant themed nursery with the colors being grey and pink and white. I thought how cool would it be to have a elephant themed shower?! Well all I can say is I got a little anal with this one. It was perfect timing being that Valentine’s Day was near so there was a lot of pink accessories/decor. It got to the point where I sat and picked out all the red m&m’s out of the red, pink and white bag. See, that’s were the “perfectionist” comes in.
I was honored to host a open house in a absolutely gorgeous home! I made desserts for the guests. I spent a lot of time making angel food cake pops with dark choc and white choc frosting and topped them off with either shredded coconut, pecans , almonds or chocolate sprinkles. The angel macaroons I made were so light and fluffy and oh so good!
One of my favorite parties I hosted was a scary movie night. What’s a movie without popcorn and sweets?! I spent days searching for all types of different flavored popcorn. I placed the popcorn in fancy decor jars and labeled them all. I used black martini glasses for the festive m&m’s. The caramel apple sangria was a hit!
Every year in December I host an annual gift exchange. I have accumulated so many holiday props over the years that I thought it would be a good idea to have a photo booth. Now it’s a given, I do it every year!
Another Christmas with yet another theme. That year was fondue and my favorite so far.
What’s an 80’s party without 80’s music and a dance floor. We danced “All Night Long.”
If you go back a few blog posts ago (well more then a few) you’ll come across a Garden Party I hosted. Everything from the food to the decor…..it was by far my favorite party to host. Check it out.
Hope you all enjoyed! Sorry for the overload of pics!