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WOODLAND BABY SHOWER.

SEP. 2017

FIESTA FOREVER: 75TH BIRTHDAY.

APR. 2016

OLYMPIC OPENING CEREMONY.

AUG. 2016

PARABO PRESS PRINT SWAP.

APR. 2017

BIRTHDAY BRUNCH.

MAY 2017

NYE PAGLAMA.

MAR. 2015

GALENTINE'S DAY.

MAR. 2015

GROWNUP NEON BIRTHDAY.

APR. 2015

GROWNUP SLUMBER PARTY.

AUG. 2015

'THE BACHELORETTE' PREMIERE.

JUL. 2015

SURF AND TURF FIESTA.

AUG. 2015

SUNDAY BOCCE BALL.

MAY 2015

SURPRISE BIRTHDAY DINNER OUT.

SEPT. 2015

INTERNATIONAL POTLUCK.

OCT. 2015

PUMPKIN PAINTING PALOOZA.

NOV. 2015

NON-TRADITIONAL THANKSGIVING.

DEC. 2015

CHRISTMAS CRAFTS & COOKIES.

DEC. 2015


Party [parh-tee]: a social gathering, of invited guests at a private home, for conversation, refreshments, entertainment, etc.
— Dictionary.com (duh)

I don't consider myself a writer (although, after 3 years writing on the internet this is debatable) but I AM a maker. I make plans, I make crafts, I even make dinner, sometimes. I like the thrill of a new idea and the satisfaction I feel when the project is completed. The tricky part is, half way through, I panic that my ideas aren't good enough. And how do I know when a project is 'done?' Do these colors even go together? Ugh, what am I even going to do with this (insert any random craft)? So, I avoid trying new things. Crazy thing is, when you stop practicing a skill, like making, you never get any better at it. I've learned the more I make, the stronger my creative voice becomes. I don't think that practice makes perfect. I believe practice makes better.

So, WHY parties? And why a blog about parties?

  1. Parties are a great reason to make things. I love crafting and I'm pretty sure tassel buntings are part of my love language.
  2. Parties include other people. Connecting with others does not always come naturally for me and when I feel sad/anxious/overwhelmed I turn inwards. Inwards can be lonely. I have to make an effort to reach out and tell people how I really feel, and include them in my experience. Because, to live authentically, you have to remove the layers and be vulnerable. It's hard, but it makes things so much better.
  3. Parties are FUN. Food, friends, drinks, decorations, and cake? Sign me up.
  4. Parties tend to take place around life events: birthdays, graduation, marriage, babies, etc. I don't want to wait until "someday" to experience the joy that comes from these events. As an adult, I want to celebrate all the non-events, and holidays, and milestones, in my own way, and create my own traditions. And I'm starting now. By throwing ALL THE PARTIES.