About Me

So, this is me…the planner behind DetailsPartyDesigns.com. In this particular photo, I’m explaining how to perform a Verisaterum potion to a 4-year old (my son). The look of fascination on his face was totally worth the Professor Trelani get-up! 

This particular party (Harry Potter theme) was one of the greats, according to my kids. But my parties don’t always go as planned, especially when there are little ones involved. I’ve been designing themed parties for my kids’ birthdays and Halloween for over 10 years at this point, and I’ve learned to expect magical moments as well as flub-ups (yes, that’s a technical term).

“And now you wave your wand over your cauldron and say – in your best English accent – Veritaserum!”

My daughter working on an invitation for her 10th birthday party.

Party Planning for the Fun of It!

I really love party planning…from the initial stages of searching through Pinterest for ideas, to the crafting of decorations and development of party games and activities. My husband accuses me of planning all these parties for myself more than the kids…nahhhhhh! 

Ok, maybe…

But the kids love the parties, too, so it’s a win-win for everyone involved. Now that my children are growing up, they even enjoy helping out with the planning.

If you love designing DIY parties of your own, please take some time to peruse the pages of this site for inspiration, tips, and tools to help you on your creative journey. The party theme pages feature images and descriptions of many of the themed parties I’ve planned (along with a few from friends) over the years. I’ve also included ideas for future party plans.

Feel free to contact me if you have any questions!

Check Out My Party Tips!

How to Select a Party Theme

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3 Places to Look for Easy, DIY Party Decoration Ideas

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5 Fun Toddler Party Activities

Let's face it: toddlers at an older brother or sister's birthday party are often out of their element. And as a party planner, it can be really hard to find toddler party activities to keep them entertained for any length of time. Have you ever looked up from lighting...

3 Ways to Involve Other Parents at Your Kid’s Birthday Party

If there's one thing I've learned from all the parties I've hosted over the years, it's this: Party parents get bored faster than party kids! Come on, you know it's true! Think back to a time when your child came home from school all giddy about her best friend's...

10 Tips for Crafting Party Invitations with Your Kids

Party invitations are typically the last thing on my mind when I start the planning process for a birthday party for one of my children. I know this seems counterproductive, especially considering the fact that the invitation is the first thing the party guests see....

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