Happy Monday everyone! I just had to share how incredibly happy I am today! I received an email earlier saying that Parties On Purpose had been chosen to be one of the featured parties today on Catch My Party! Yippee! I have been a fan of their website for some time now and truly enjoy looking at all the great talent from all the the creative moms and party planners. What a great way to start out the week and a great honor! Thank you to Jillian of Catch My Party and all that the great and talented people that contributed to this party! Click here for full story and vendor credits.
Happy Friday everyone! I posted a few pictures last Saturday on Face Book but was not able to share them all with you until now. Laura Maloof and I had so much fun putting this event together or North Ridge Community church. When the Children’s Ministry Director Bev and Children’s Ministry coordinator Lisa asked for our help, we were more than happy to do so. Laura and I met up at Hobby Lobby to get a few accessories and I have to say, there’s a lot of LOVE going on in Arizona because the Valentines area was almost sold out! Wow! I then ran over of Party City to get some small accessories but I was so happy with these printables I found on Paging Supermom’s blog.
Here’s a few pictures of our event prep…
Hope to have the final pictures soon! Until next time!!
We’ve had a few people recently mention that they like the name Parties On Purpose but wanted to know what is the “Purpose” behind Parties On Purpose.
The “purpose” has been a dream of mine for a while. A way to focus on friendships and going out of your way to be kind and caring towards others. The bigger question was how to do this through a fun and engaging activity for all ages.
Before starting my children’s party business I spent many years as a Girl Scout leader and as a worship director in a children’s ministry. It was amazing to see the bonds that these children have made just by “purposely” going out of their way to make others feel special.
So our “Purpose” is a simple one. We want every child to feel amazing on their special day and everyday for that matter. Believe me, we are all PARTY here with fun and crazy activities, music and games! All of our parties are nothing less than 2 hours of high energy fun for everyone! What we have added is through every themed party we offer, we promote friendships, caring and kindness to others. Each of our party themes includes a fun “Keepsake Gift” for the birthday child. The awesome part is that each of her guests gets to customize the gift for her and make it extra special through a fun crafting activity! The gift is then presented at the end of the party after all of her guests get to add their special message. The best part of all is that the birthday child will have long lasting memories of her special day spend with family and friends! That is the “Purpose” behind our parties!
I am so excited to share these birthday party pics with you. I had such a fun time planning my daughter Mckenna’s 9th birthday party. She wanted a Dance Party and then in the middle of planning switched to a Fashion Party. So we finally decided to have the best of both worlds and combine the two! Our Fashion Dance Party included all the fun activities from our Dance Party Theme (makeup, music and a fun dance party) plus tutu’s, jewelry and a red carpet runway show to add the Fashion touches to her party. We also added some fun hair streaks and Dance Central 3 so the girls could “step up to the streets!”
I absolutely loved the party printables from Frog Prince Paperie and they complemented this party so well. I put together a collage that consisted of some of her photo’s edited with a Pop Art photo app. I put the collage in the front entrance of our house so that it set the tone of the party, especially with the dance fever picture. The first activity was the backstage VIP area where the girls had a change to get all decked out with makeup and hair color. We also had the girls dancing in the Dance Central 3 area while the hair and makeup sessions where going on. Once everyone finished getting made up, we then had the girls to get their tutu’s and jewelry from Mckenna’s Fashion Boutique so we could get ready for the red carpet. The girls where so excited! Some of them danced down the red carpet and some of them did their best modeling poses. We even had one cute little girl do the worm…a red carpet first! After our red carpet show the girls enjoyed even more dancing and then it was time for those yummy “Fashion” cupcakes! The party ended with the girls taking home some treats from the candy buffet. What a great time we had! Mckenna’s already planning her next birthday!
Vendor Credits and Resources:
Party styling, planning, activities: Parties On Purpose
Photography: Elaine Kessler Photography
Party printable collection: Frog Prince Paperie
Cupcakes: JAB’s Sweet Treats
Pink Tutu Table Skirt: Angelique Weaver
Big balloons: Petite Party Studio
Chevron Fabric: Hobby Lobby
I am sure that most of you have seen those amazing, beautiful and gorgeous balloons all over the pages of countless party blogs and websites. I have to say, here at Parties On Purpose, we are in love with them. What I love about them for children’s parties is that you can make such a huge impact with such a simple decorative item. The balloons are great for birthday parties, wedding, showers and much more! They are even great for photographers! If you are planning to put together a party or event, consider adding a few big balloons to add that WOW factor! I purchased my balloons for a recent birthday party from the Petite Party Studio. So easy, so simple!! Love it!!…
Here are the links to these fabulous balloons!