Mckenna’s Fashion Dance Party!

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!

POP Art Gallery

Pop Art Gallery

The birthday girl

The birthday girl

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Candy Buffet with Chevron linen

Yummy Candy Buffet

 Candy Buffet with pink tutu

Fashion Cupcakes

Fashion Cupcakes

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More yummy cupcakes

More yummy cupcakes

Can't wait to get to all that candy but first it's makeup time!

Can’t wait to get to all that candy but first it’s makeup time!

Time for makeup!

Time for makeup!

Cute silver stars!

Cute silver stars!

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More fun makeup!

More party favors!  Rings, necklaces and glow sticks!

More party favors! Rings, necklaces and glow sticks!

Pink and white zebra print hair accessories for favors

Pink and white zebra print hair accessories for favors

Big hot pink balloons and favor boxes

Big hot pink balloons and favor boxes

Time to "Step Up To The Streets" with Dance Central 3

Time to “Step Up To The Streets” with Dance Central 3

Time for the Runway!

Time for the Runway!

The girls had so much fun!

The girls had so much fun!

Until next time!

Until next time!

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


Make a big impact with big Birthday Party Balloons!

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!!…

Birthday Party Balloons

Here are the links to these fabulous balloons! 

AZ Bridal Show

This past weekend Parties On Purpose was invited by the one and only Julie Reed of Juju’s Tutu’s to exhibit at the Arizona Bridal Show in Phoenix.  Julie is super talented and makes the most amazing flower girl dresses I have ever seen.  Please check out her sight here.   It was such a fun 2 day event and with over 500 vendors, there were a lot of ideas and information shared for all of the brides.

We had a great time meeting all of the wonderful Brides and putting some awesome wedding inspired glitter tattoos on them as well as some fun ones for all the children.  Check out a few of our photos from the AZ Bridal Show!

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Remember to check out the AZ Bridal Show’s next event if you are a Bride and check out Juju’s Tutu’s!  Thank you to everyone that came out to this great event!



Harvest Festival at Windgate Ranch

Parties On Purpose had the pleasure of teaming up with Windgate Ranch in North Scottsdale again for one of their amazing events!  This time it was their Harvest Festival…and boy was it a lot of fun!  There were some really exciting activities for all of the families which included a petting zoo, jumpy house, lots of yummy food, an awesome DJ (who was great!!) and of course Parties On Purpose with some spook glitter tattoos!  We met some really sweet families and caught up with some that we met before.  Thank you to Renee at Windgate Ranch for having Parties On Purpose at your event!   Congrats to both Renee and Carefree Events for creating a memorable celebration!

The 2012 North Phoenix Macaroni Kid Holiday Guide is here!

I am a huge fan of Macaroni Kid North Phoenix!  Macaroni Kid is a FREE weekly e-newsletter and website that lists all the upcoming happenings and events for kids in our community which is a huge asset to all of us moms out there!  The 2012 North Phoenix Macaroni Kid Holiday Guide is here!  Yeah!!  Head on over to Macaroni Kid for a chance to win a FREE Glitter Tattoo party from Parties On Purpose!  Also, mention “Macaroni Kid” and get 10% off a Themed or Glitter Tattoo party!

Here are the contest rules…

1.You must comment on Macaroni Kid North Phoenix for your chance to win.

2.You must be a Macaroni Kid North Phoenix subscriber to win. Click here to subscribe.

3.“Like” Parties on Purpose on Facebook  and mention Macaroni Kid North Phoenix sent you for an extra entry.

4.Contest runs from November 5th until midnight, December 16th.

5.You must claim your prize within 48 hours or another winner will be selected.

6.Winner will be announced on Facebook AND in the December 17th newsletter.  Winners will NOT be contacted by email. It is your responsibility to find out if you won this prize and claim it.  The Macaroni Kid North Phoenix contact is

Please click here for the link to Macaroni Kid North Phoenix!  Best of luck to all of you!

Parties On Purpose Event Week!

Hi Friends! We had the pleasure of providing our services for some really cool events a little over a week ago. I wanted to make sure you guys got to see all the pictures from these events!

These pictures are from the Boo Bash in North Phoenix.  The event was put on by The Boys and Girls Club of Greater Scottsdale and Aviano.  They did such an amazing job creating this event.  There were so many fun activities from  jumpy houses, a game truck, a petting zoo, fun games and “spooky” glitter tattoos from Parties On Purpose!

Thank you so much to Caitlin from The Boys and Girls Club Vestar branch and Christy from Aviano for inviting us back!

New Parties On Purpose Website and Blog!

Hi Friends!  I am so happy to share our new Parties On Purpose website with you!  I wanted a little change and was so excited to create this.  Our blog is still a work in progress but I really enjoy blogging so I decided to start right away…possible changes to come!  The Parties On Purpose website still has all the fun graphics from Dream Like Magic!    Let us know how you are liking the new website!