I love a well crafted party as much as the next person, really I do, but . . . it can reach a point where "crafting the party" becomes the point of the party. Please hosts/hostesses be creative (we all love to see what you are capable of) but have fun, engage with your guests, and for the love of everything HAVE ENOUGH FOOD. The push is to make a very fixed table scape with a set number of items per plate is pushing parties away from being a place where we can snack and chat and enjoy each others company. While these parties are visually beautiful if everyone leaves hungry they are not going to care that you hand made every flower at the party, labeled every person water bottle and had a beautiful fabric cake. The most fun parties are the parties where everyone is relaxed and has a full belly. I call for the return of the fun party. It's loud, its a little messy and everyone is having a great time.
Have fun party filled summer!
(Here are a few photos of some crafty touches that I added to a recent dino bash. I wanted to maximize time with my guests so we served pizza and to help out on our budget since we had 50 people in attendance we ordered sheet cakes from my fav big box store)
Filter Free Zone
Everything is put through a filter before it gets to us these days. This will be a space where photos will be unfiltered, simple projects will be showcased and more difficult ones will not be portrayed as things that only took a few minutes. This will be a place where I show in photos and short posts some of the things that inspire my family and business. I hope that you will be inspired to try something different!