Friday, 12 October 2012

The Halloween Party

When most people think Halloween Party they think Costumes and that's about it. But the host of a Halloween Party has so much more to think about. Food, decorations, music, effects, etc. Halloween Parties can be at any end of the spectrum. You can have a very simplistic party where everyone dresses up and you have themed food. Or you can completely deck out your venue with every scary decoration you can find, even add the effects of smoke machines and Dry Ice and have Haunted House sound effects going on in the background. Itunes has a lot f these sounds for your Ipod/Iphone.

Wednesday, 10 October 2012

The Baby Shower

My Sister-in-Law has just given our family the best news of the year. She is Pregnant! So my mind (being the one track planing mind it is) has gone into Baby Shower Mode.
The only party I know of that only has one theme is a Baby Shower. The Baby is the main subject of any Baby Shower. The only thing that changes is the color.  Pink, Blue or Neutral.
Games at a baby Shower are quite important. Some examples are:

*Guess Mum's Tummy Size: (Materials- String or yarn and scissors) Have each woman pull the yarn to the size they believe would fit perfectly around the Mother-To-Be's center of her pregnant tummy. After everyone cuts their string, compare the results to the Mummy-To-Be's actual tummy. Give a prize to the woman who is the most close! This is a baby shower favorite.

*Guess the baby pictures: Ask for everyone's pictures prior to the baby shower. Have all the pictures in a collage and make lines for people to fill in who they think the babies are out of the girls at the baby shower. If most women don't know each other, just have the pictures of the mother, mother-in-law, sisters, and mommy-to-be. See how many people guess right. You can make copies of the baby picture collage to see how many can guess right!

*How Many Baby Items Can You Name: (Materials- pad of paper and pen for each woman). Have each woman write down as many baby products as they can name (bottle, blanket, pacifier, etc) within 5 minutes. Sure it is easy at the beginning, but towards the last few minutes, the women will start racking their brains for more :) Give a prize to the woman who gets the most baby products named! 

There are more great ideas at 


Tuesday, 2 October 2012

The Surprise Party

A Surprise Party is something that should start being organized at least a year in advance. My tips for getting a Surprise Party started are:

*Only let 2 (Maybe 3) people in on the secret. The more that know before the invites are out the more chance the VIP will find out.
*Choose and book your venue as soon as a date is selected. This will allow for easy organization for decorations, layouts and a place to store everything if possible.
*Choose a theme that describes the VIP. Like their favorite colour, decade, TV Show or movie.
*Keep a note book just for the party and write down every phone call, inquiry and guest. Make a "Final List" in the back so you know exactly what you have booked for the event.

One thing that seems to be a necessity these days is having a "Social Media Ban" on anything to do with party. No RSVP's over facebook or status updates saying you are going. Try and find a way to put that in the invite somewhere.