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!

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