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!

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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!

What is the “Purpose” behind Parties On Purpose?

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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!

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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!