Sundays are a time for me to reflect on the week -- think about where we've been and where we're going. That's why on Sundays, I love looking at all the parties added over the week. It helps me chart our path.
I see what the trends are (mermaid parties are on fire right now), think about how people are moving through their lives (height of back-to-school right now), and plan for what's coming (Halloween -- my favorite holiday!). The parties you add keeps me in rhythm. They help me be part of the flow of seasons, celebrations, and milestones, so thank you to everyone who adds parties to our site. I appreciate it on many levels.
I saw Brenda F's Backyard Carnival Party and almost flipped. The attention to detail was amazing. Then I discovered she pulled the whole thing off on a budget of $464 for 70 people. That's about $6.50 per person.
Of course I had to learn her secrets, so here are Brenda's top 5 tips on saving money throwing an amazing party. Take it away, Brenda...
We've been getting a lot of new birthday parties on the site, so I thought this was a good time to write about Birthday Party Bash, a new game for the Nintendo Wii. I have not tried it yet, but since my husband is big gamer (and is trying to turn my daughter, who just turned three, into one too), I'm sure we will own it soon.
It's exactly what it says, a virtual birthday party for up to twelve people. It has party games such as Pin the Tail, Hot Potato, Present Frenzy, Balloon Popper, Musical Chairs, and Sack Race.