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!!

group Shannon with clients side with birthday pics Parties On Purpose at The Boys and Girls Club and Aviano Event wide angle little girl easter egg Chaizors pic Bunny stilts


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!


Last Saturday I had the pleasure of attending a blog conference called Revive in Phoenix AZ!  Revive was created by Lindsey, Coley and everyone over at the Junk in the Trunk Vintage Market.  I was excited to attend for two reason’s, first being that I don’t actually consider myself a blogger but am totally in love with blogs.  I love the way you can really get to know someone through their blog.  Secondly, getting to hear from women and men that are very knowledgeable about their craft.  I love learning new ways to improve what I do and I love being around creative people…so motivating!

There were so many great people at the conference that either have an established blog or that were just starting out.  It was such a pleasure meeting these wonderful ladies!  I wish all of them much success in the future!  Here’s a few pictures of all the fun I had at Revive!

Revive close up

I love the REVIVE sign!

Breakfast table

Vintage breakfast table. Wish I could have breakfast set up like this every morning.


Becki from Whippy Cake


A “getting to know you” game

Q and A 3

The speakers giving some great feedback

Q and A 4

Thanks for sharing your tips with us!

Me with ribbon background

I’m loving the ribbon background!

Me so happy

Yippee! Fun times at REVIVE!

Revive sign

I loving the rustic feel of the Icehouse!

Thank you Junk in the Trunk and to all the awesome speakers Becki from Whippycake, Karen from Elan Photographie, Ashley from The Shine Project, Adrianne and Jeremy from Dream Book Design, Kimberly from A Night Owl Blog, Liz from Blue Eyed Owl, Scott’s Marketplace, Stephanie from City Moms Blog and Heather from Heather Bailey.

Getting ready for the Sweet Heart Cafe

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…



Polka Dot balloon pic monkey smaller



Valentine’s printables by pagingsupermom.com


Archway for Valentine’s pictures

after 2 love drink table 2 table prep wide view

Hope to have the final pictures soon!  Until next time!!

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!









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 shanab@macaronikid.com

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!