Party Plan Giveaway Reminder!

Hello everyone! I have fallen behind on my posting due to sheer exhaustion! Last night I went to sleep when  a normal person probably goes to sleep. Then my husband came to bed and started talking to me. (which is odd because I NEVER go to bed before my husband does…) I got so frustrated that he had woken me up. I didn’t say it but I was fuming to myself, ‘I never get in bed and just start chattin’ away when you’re asleep.’ But I found out this morning that I started talking to him in my sleep first, which is why he started talking to me! Anyway….

I’m surprised about how few people have entered the really cool Giveaway I’m having with One Charming Party! So I wanted to show you an example of what this really is! Sooo, cool. I love this Country Fair party. It  just screams summer to me. You can check out a mini-preview of the details here.

A typical party plan includes:

  • eye-catching invitations and thank you cards—print as many as you need
  • step-by-step tutorials for making decorations
  • instructions and expert tips for games and activities
  • gorgeous photos to guide you through this party from start to finish
  • a resource guide to help you find all of the party supplies
  • easy to follow directions so you can spend less time planning and more time having fun
  • 50+ pages in a downloadable pdf—sent instantly to your inbox

 

 

A Guest Interview with One Charming Party and a Giveaway!

Wanna Learn How to Party?? Lucky you, today is your day! Today we have Brittany from One Charming Party joining us and letting us in a few of her party secrets!

If you haven’t seen One Charming Party, you are missing out. One Charming Party is a partnership between Brittany and her friend Sara and together they create beautiful party plans. I love getting their blog post updates because they are so creative and so beautifully photographed! Just so inspiring!

Let’s welcome Brittany!

When a client comes to you to plan their event, but has no clue of a theme, where in the world do you start?

I’ve never had a client who didn’t already have a theme picked out. Boring answer, I know. Hhhmm. My advice would be to start with favorite colors, letters, books, etc. if you are at a loss for a theme.


 
Table decorating… Any tips on setting up drink, dessert, favor, etc, tables?

Use different heights, textures and colors to make things visually interesting. Cake stands and containers are great for this. Always think outside the box to keep things fresh.

 
I’m excited to be doing a ‘photobooth’ at one of my parties. I’ve never done one before and we’re a little worried that no one will be interested. How do you strike up the interest?  Any tips on props, besides masks?

Props are great for photo booths: mustaches on a stick, feather boas, sunglasses, hats. I hate getting my picture taken, but I can’t resist a photo booth. I’m sure you’ll be fine. 

 Do you have a favorite tip that you learned and you wouldn’t do a party without? One that you’re willing to share?

If it’s a children’s party that you are planning, then think like a kid. What would children like to do at this party? Start from there.


 
What was your favorite event that you’ve done recently?

We just did a party for a blogger, A Cup of Joe, in NYC. That was pretty great.


 
I love favors, and try to always make them something that will be used again and again. What are your thoughts on party favors? All parties? Just particular parties?

I love party favors too. And I would always encourage favors that can be used again and again. I focus on kids parties, so I would say that all parties should have a cool, relevant take home favor. 


 When you aren’t planning a party, how do you like to spend your time?

Relaxing with my husband and four kiddos.


 
What is the next project on your to do list?

We are working on a website redesign and we have a new party planning coming out soon. It’s adorable. 


 

See??? These are some of my favorite parties from Brittany’s site! See why I love it?? Amazing! And Brittany has gracious agreed to give one lucky I’m Feelin’ Crafty reader a party plan of your choice!!

 

Ready to WIN the party plan of your choice?

You have FIVE ways to enter! And come back and leave a separate comment on this post for each entry!

1) Head to the One Charming Party website  and tell us which party is your FAVORITE !

2) Become a fan of One Charming Party on Facebook.

3) Become a fan of Feelin’ Crafty on Facebook.

4) Subscribe to Feelin’ Crafty.  

5) Share the Giveaway on your blog.

Winner will be chosen on Friday, June 17th, 2011. 

Winner will be chosen using random.org.

The Giveaway is closed! Thanks for playing!