Spring Break 2013 at Six Flags Magic Mountain !

I absolutely love spring break!  By the time the end of March rolls around, every single member of my family needs a break!  My girls, Adia 14 and Mckenna 9, were counting down the days until they could sleep in and not have to think about getting up early to go to school.  I was also happy as well!  Just thinking about driving Adia to her bus stop so early in the morning that it is still dark outside just made me cringe! My husband, Al, was happy as well but somehow managed to sneak a little work in on his phone while we were in line at Magic Mountain.  Lol!!

This was our third trip to Magic Mountain and definitely not our last.  We are totally in love with Six Flags Magic Mountain as we are the crazy energetic family that tries to ride almost every ride at the park.  We love that their rides are for all ages and now Mckenna can ride some of the bigger ones.  I think I am more afraid of some of the rides than my they are.  I even hear Al scream a few time while my girls laughed!

We are so in love with Valencia and now call it our home away from home!  If I could have a second home, it would be in Valencia for sure!  We always stay at our favorite hotel, Embassy Suites (so comfortable and they have the best breakfast) and visit our favorite mall, Westfield and we can’t forget about our favorite cupcake shop, Velvet Cupcakes!!  So yummy!  There is even a park not too far from our hotel called Valencia Heritage Park that we always visit.  We take the girls scooters with us so the girls can ride them at the park.

Here are a few pictures from our fun time in Valencia!

On our way to Valencia California for Spring Break 2013!

On our way to Valencia California from Phoenix Arizona for Spring Break 2013!

After checking in it's shopping time at Westfield Mall!

After checking into our hotel it’s shopping time at Westfield Mall!

Time for Six Flags Magic Mountain!  What a fun time we had!

Time for Six Flags Magic Mountain! What a fun time we had!

This is how tired the girls were afterward Magic mountain!

This is how tired the girls were afterward Magic mountain!

Our last day in Valenica California!  I love spending time with my family and feel so blessed everyday!

Our last day in Valenica California! I love spending time with my family and I feel so blessed everyday to be a wife and mom!

Hope you all had a wonderful week!  Thank you for coming along on our journey!  We can’t wait for the next one!


Easter Eggtravaganza Event at The Boys and Girls Club of Greater Scottsdale and Aviano!

Parties On Purpose had the pleasure of providing Easter themed Glitter Tattoos for an event last Saturday.  We have a blast!  The event was put on by Aviano and The Boys and Girls Club of Greater Scottsdale.  We have worked with them in the past and are always so happy when we get to be at one of their events.  Thank you Christy and Caitlin!

There were lots of activities for all the children such as Easter Egg Hunts, a Petting Zoo, Face Painting, Bounce Houses, Games, the Easter Bunny, a Stilt Walker and Glitter Tattoos by Parties On Purpose.  It is always so much fun for us to have a chance to meet all the families.  Fun Fact!  Did you know that we are usually the last vendor to leave at family events (if we are not booked for another engagement right after)!  Why you may ask?  We can’t say no!  We never want anyone who wanted a tattoo to leave without one.  A sad face is truly our kryptonite! Lol!!

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Why I Love Glitter!

As most of you know, I am a party planning mama who loves parties, parties and more parties!  I have to confess something though…I am truly obsessed with Glitter.  So much so that I am always trying to find ways to incorporate it into my party themes.  Yes, the birthday party themes on Parties On Purpose are such in that it would be easy to add glitter, glitter and more glitter.  Now I have been so in love with it that I am trying to add glitter to themes that don’t even require glitter or where glitter really wouldn’t fit in.  One of the “non girly” parties that I am working on now is a Horse Themed birthday party.  I have it all planned out with fun activities, games and a cute little horse themed craft.  But what do I want to do?  Add glitter!!  Don’t horses wear glitter on occasion?  I had to restrain myself.

Now I want to tell you about what has caused me to go down this glitter path with which no one can return!  For our birthday parties, we do several craft activities, makeovers, mini-mani’s and glitter tattoos, all which require glitter.  If you could have only been with me at these parties, or have been one of the moms or one of the invited quests and had the pleasure of witnessing the sparkle, the amazement, the excitement, the perfect little smile from the birthday girl and her guests, then you would know.  We’ve even had boys and grown men (not naming names) that have been wowed by the sparkle of our glitter tattoos.  Who knew a skull head could be so sparkly!

If you want to change the word, even for a moment, even just with a few people…just open a bottle of glitter!  Trust me, it will make you smile!

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!