Having trouble choosing a party theme?

Sometimes the hardest place to start is at the beginning. That applies to many things in life, including party planning. If you’re struggling to choose a party theme, click on the button below for some ideas and strategies or visit my party theme pages for inspiration!

“Details are the difference between good stuff and great stuff.”

– Stephen Brewster

“The details are not the details. They make the design.”

– Charles Eames

Worried about all those little details?

From invitations to food, games and activities, and of course, the all-important party favor bags, there’s a lot going on behind the scenes of a well-planned, themed party. You might be afraid of missing some of those little details, but don’t worry! Below are links to my party planning tips for each of the topics mentioned above (you might also be interested in my free, DIY party planning e-book). When you’re ready to explore some fun party themes or need additional resources, just click on one of the buttons below. 

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