I don't know about you, but I could definitely use some help when it comes to party planning. My parties are never anything big and elaborate, and even though I actually like keeping them small and intimate, a little advice from those who know better than I never hurts! Therefore, I've asked some of my blog buds to help me out. I asked each of them:
What tips, tricks and advice do have for making your parties successful and (potentially) less stressful?
And now I'm going to share their answers with YOU! You better pay attention too, because these guys are good.
Periodically throughout the next two weeks I'll share a post with party advice from three different "experts" along with my introduction and any notes or thoughts I've got (which you'll find in italics)- not that those are super important but it IS my blog after all and you know I've got to put my two cents in... (on a side note, in every response I got to my inquiry, the very first thing every one of these bloggers said was 'I'm no expert, but...' which means they are either a) lying, b) very modest, or c) actually not experts, but I think they are. Just wanted to clarify)
Today I am pleased to introduce you to Jessica Sykes, Ashley Sisk and Athena!
Jessica blogs over on Two Shades of Pink. She's kind of a regular here on bugaboo, mini, mr & me. She is my go to source for DIY parties. She's creative, frugal and detail-oriented. Her style is pretty, somewhat vintage, and delicate. If you check out her blog, you'll stay for hours. Guaranteed.
|(Favors from the Fairy and Pirate Party)|
Next up, Ashley Sisk. Ashley has one of the prettiest and most fun photography blog around, Ramblings and Photos. I've been following her for almost as long as I've been blogging, and I love to join in her Scavenger Hunt Sundays. She also keeps a running list with many other photo challenges you can join in on. It was definitely her blog that made my own photography better, so you should probably thank her since you are no longer subjected to the horrid photos you see in my earliest posts.
|(There's a lot of eye candy on Ramblings and Photos. I just picked a few of my recent favorites!)|
(Another vote for keeping a spreadsheet! I'm definitely doing that next time. Also, what a good reminder to just ask when we need something... no one can do it all!)
And finally, Athena. Athena blogs at The Stuff of Success and has great posts about everything from cute everyday life moments, to craft with kids, to clever solutions and ideas. You'll see what I mean below.