I love throwing parties. Actually, let me rephrase that, I love PLANNING parties. The hostess part isn’t my favorite because I feel like a chicken with my head cut off, but the planning part… whew, gets me excited just thinking about it. I don’t claim to be a professional party planner, but I do think I have that creative eye in finding random things and making them come together. So here are pictures from a couple recent parties I’ve throw and tips I’ve discovered along the way.
Once I pick my theme or colors, I start on Pinterest for inspiration and ideas. For Bowen’s bear themed party, I found an easy bear trail mix on Pinterest. Tip 2: Purchase things you can use again and again. I found these hard plastic containers at Walmart [a year ago] and have used them at every party since.
Another tip is to decorate with things you already own. I have a ton of house plants so I scattered them on the table and around the the house to go with the woodland theme.
Tip 4 is start at places like the Dollar Store, Target dollar bins, and Home Good clearance section for party supplies.
- white scalloped cake stand: Target dollar bins
- red polka dot cake stand: Home Good clearance
- creepy plastic babies: Walmart
- heart cups and straws: Dollar Store
- gold metal crates: Walmart
Michaels dollar section is also good [especially for birthday party favors] and the Dollar Store sells balloons!
I have so much fun hunting and finding things for parties. Another tip: start collecting stuff early. You should see the amount of stuff I have for 4th of July… it’s February.
Anyone out there have any party planing tricks? I would love to hear about them!