Thursday, September 27, 2012

Guest Bags

Welcome Guest Bags
We sometimes forget our guests that travel.
 I feel its important to give arriving guests
something special..
Giving them a Welcome Bag makes them feel good, and shows that you appreciate that they are
there to share your special day. 
 My Dream Party has bags that we customize with 
hand-picked goodies that will satisfy midnight munchies, We fill the bag to the top with great little gifts and information on your special day. 
 Keep in mind that the best gift bags blend the fun with the practical and encourage people to
explore their surroundings.
 Make sure you include maps and things to do. 
Deliver in advance! 
Go the extra mile to make them feel special.  Don't forget a special note from the host & hostess 
My Dream Party has welcome bags no matter what the occasion is!  Bags come personalized!  

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Courtneys Wedding

I Hope everyone is having a good day! 
 I wanted to share with you a special wedding that I did.  Her name is Courtney. (I hope your out there!)  I just loved her. She was so wonderful to work with.. Her wedding was so special to me.   Courntey is so sweet, always has a smile on her face.  Even through her emails I could feel her smile!  Of course he wedding was done in my favorite colors. At the Candy table I created for her dipped marshmallows and decor Oreos. 
 It was my gift to Courtney.
You can create anything you want for your special day, On any budget. It's how you put it all together that makes it stand out and become one of a kind.  
I love what I do!  My job allows me to meet all sorts of people that I am proud to call my friend. That I remain friends with and have built relationships with them.
  I remember all my brides and think of them all...
I am so blessed!         

Sunday, September 23, 2012

The Fall Season

Hi Everyone..
Welcome to my favorite time of year.. Fall and Winter. Its when we set the clocks back and the night comes early.  I know a lot of people don't like when it gets darker early but me,
well I can live in Seattle and be happy.
I love when the stores come out with all the great new decor for the holidays and all the great treats they start selling.  It allows me to create and share great ideas of how to decorate an event.
I can't wait to share with you all my parties
 I have planned these next few months. 
 Everything from Halloween to Winter Wonderland.
I hope you enjoy them all.
If you have a special event that you created please email me so I can feature your party on my blog.
In the meantime look what news in the supermarkets..
Now lets see how we can use these Oreo Cookies into our Fall events and parties 
Have a great weekend!  

Friday, September 21, 2012

Birthday Party Time

I hope everyone is having a great day. 
I wanted to share with you a birthday party I did for a very special girl named Andrea.  I did this party a few months ago but as always I am late to post the pictures to my blog. I still need to get in gear with blogging!!  Her colors were so pretty.  Purple, pink and green.  This is now my favorite color combination.  I thought the colors really made the design come to life.  The balloon arch was the finishing touch to the party.  Everything was perfect all the way down to the marshmallows.   
Happy Birthday Andrea!!
Sorry the post was so late!
This week I will be posting a great giveaway I hope that you join me and pass the word around.
It's Friday!
 Have a great day!! 


Thursday, September 6, 2012

I had to share with you this great write up that Sweet Sensations blogged about the other day.  So much great information.  Things that need to be remembered and thought about when planning and hosting a party!!   

Party Etiquette


Summer is almost over, fall is right around the corner and the holiday season will be here before you know. Each season comes with many reasons to throw a party and entertain family and friends. Even though the times are a changing, there are some social graces that are timeless. Here are a few rules to follow and some to bend a bit when you’re hosting a party.

The Guest List
It goes without saying that the invited guest should get along well. Nothing ruins a party like an argument or the feeling that an argument could erupt at any time. Since most people tend to travel within a specific social circle your guest list for informal gatherings will be the same. This doesn’t mean you won’t expand your social circle. It means unless something has drastically changed your relationships, it’s a good idea to invite the same friends. That being said, your entertaining space will definitely determine the amount of guests you can accommodate.

Host/Hostess Duties
When you’re hosting a party, you are the entertainment committee. Mixing and mingling will be your mantra for the event. If you spot someone who doesn’t seem to be enjoying themselves, or seem intimidated gently bring them into the conversation. There’s probably more than a few common denominators amongst your guests and it will be up to you to get the ball rolling.

Avoid spending most of your time with only a select group. Spread the host/hostess love around. In the midst of you mingling, pay attention to the food and drinks. Refresh bowl and platters and ask guests if there’s anything you  can get for them.

The Menu
The standard rule is that time of day dictates the menu. Well sometimes rules are made to be broken. If this is an informal affair don’t be afraid to shake things up a bit. Breakfast food for dinner works well. Think of all the national chain restaurants serve breakfast at all hours.

No matter what’s on the menu always inquire about food allergies. Your favorite dish that you nail every time, may cause an allergic reaction. When food is being prepared as part of the festivities ask how your guests likes their’s prepared. One person’s well done is another’s nemesis.
A vegetarian option is a good choice for those that my not eat or who are trying to cut back.

The Guests
You want your guests to have  a good time and you want to enjoy the party as well. Even though you may have planned the perfect party with an off the charts menu, things can happen.

*An invited guest could bring someone along with asking first. Rather than make a scene or show displeasure in front of the uninvited person, find a moment when you and the invited guest can have a few minutes for a private conversation. Let them know you appreciate them thinking you’d have enough food and space, however they should have cleared it with you first.
*If you have a  guest of honor, make it all about them. A special place at the table, a sash on their chair and definitely a toast to them.

*Handling guests that are late can be a bit nerve-racking. Consider the occasion, number of guests and whether the prepared food needs to be served immediately. Ultimately the decision is up to you.  On the other hand, keep in mind the feelings of the guests that have arrived on time. They shouldn’t be made to wait because someone else is late.
*Clean up is another area where there are some rules. If you’re hosting a casual get together, it’s alright to accept a guests offer to help tidy things up. If it’s your daughter or son’s wedding, that’s a big no-no.

*For a children’s party it’s a good idea to invite one or both parents. Some parents wonder if they can stay and are hesitant to ask. Avoid the awkward moment and invite them. Be sure and include them when you’re planning the menu and estimating the amount of food needed.
Hosting a party and attending take time and effort. Being well prepared and knowing what to do can truly make the event successful..
Here’s to a great party

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Trinh Beautiful Wedding

Don't you love looking at weddings?  I do. I was lucky enough to be a part of this beautiful wedding this past July.  Everything came out perfect from the lights to the napkins. Done in purple and white with so much bling!   It was a great big party. 
 People were dancing all night long.
This guest list was for over 400 people.  
 Everything about it took my breathe away.  The bride and groom looked so beautiful as did everyone who entered the entrance way.  It was a lot of work but it all paid off in the end.  Watch for tomorrow for more pictures of this grand wedding event!!    

Monday, September 3, 2012

I Am Still Here!

All summer I promised myself that I would stay on top of my blogs. I failed!
Yes I can admit that. I thought and thought of what I wanted to share and again I failed. My friends say it needs to be a habit.
I need to plan some of my blog writing. Maybe they are right.
So with that said. I have planned a few weeks in advance to share my designs, stories and my ideas. I know it's been awhile. But I am really going to try! It's just when I sit down in
front of this computer it has me going all over the place.
I end up some place else.
If you blog I would love to hear how you find the time as well as what your plan is to stay on top of it?

This summer I have been so busy with my other business. It's been a good thing. I can't be happier to see it grow as fast as it has in just 2 months. When you really want something to take off its possible!
I did get into Groupons this summer for my new business but they over sold me. It was a great learning experience. It took my
business to the next level! But I will not ever do that again!
I also was busy updating my new site and store. I would love for
you to take a peak of all the great things that I now sell. I am in the process now of updating the Etsy site.
Please share my new blog with your friends.
Come join me there too and visit my store!
Would love to hear what you think!