Nov 26, 2010

First Look

Two Teams for one Extraordinary Cause
This is Battle of the Boards your first look...


A Comical New Year’s Rave

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 New Year's Eve (Matinee Short)

This is Teamwork, creativity and a love for parties coming together in an effort to raise funds and awareness to a special children's charity. Visit Project Night Night today!

Nov 24, 2010

The Birthday Fairy was already taken

Naming a business is a whole lotta work. I struggled over mine for a few weeks. I had lists I tell you! Some genius and some not so genius names. A lot of names...already taken.

The Birthday Fairy-Taken
Party Plan-it-Taken
Best Children's Party Planner Ever-Taken

Just kidding on that last one. I couldn't resist. Anyway, I wanted mine to be a reflection of my style but stills say PARTY. Most people "get it" when I share with them my business name. They smile and usually saw "awww" (as if they were admiring cute little puppies). I take it as a sign that they like it or have NO idea what a shindig is.

However, what I still haven't been able to come up with is a good tag line. The funny part is, I happen to think I am pretty good with words (not spelling them...just putting them together). Like..I came up with "Curl up and Dive" for my Bro-in laws Dive shop and my old personal blog "Mommy likes to Party". Okay, mixed results on that last one.
Come's totally funny. P.S I am making t-shirts. Want one?

My favorite, to the this day is our tag line for the party people, for the party people. Okay, I know that one, our founding fathers sorta came up with the idea but I TOTALLY put the "party" in between the "the" and the "people".
You're welcome:)

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If you have a blog or shop...I would love to hear how you came up with the name. So totally curious. Please share.

If you are  currently considering starting a business, take a look at this short article I found via The Wall Street Journal.

Nov 23, 2010

Got your tickets?

East Coast- West Coast Challenge

We have been researching the auction entry fees and final value fees and, after some serious deliberation and "careful calculations" we realize that we have a better opportunity to raise money (AKA..not pay fees to EBAY) by turning this into a raffle instead on an auction. We also feel that this will allow more folks the opportunity to win a partyscape.

WE WILL BE RAFFLING OFF THE COMPLETED TABLESCAPES. Raffle tickets will go for $10/entry. Our goal is to sell at least 100 tickets.

You can enter by donating in $10 increments on any of the donation links on the CPN.
Item descriptions and values of the tablescapes will be posted very soon.
All money collected will go for shipping costs to the winner and everything else goes directly to Project Night Night. many tickets will you take?

East Coast- West Coast Challenge update

Here are the updates about the East Coast vs. West Coast Tablescape Challenge. {if you have no idea what I am talking the deets here.}

Kristy and I have received most of our teams' projects and are over the moon with the fabulosity! We both have stacks and stacks of boxes holding so many beautiful and creative contributions-we are floored and so happy:)

We also had no idea what kind of response we would receive to this challenge, and are humbled and ecstatic that so many CPN members were able to contribute and work together. We also had no idea, HOW MUCH STUFF we would actually receive..We are both still awaiting projects too. We both have packages all over the joint- which is incredible for the tablescapes, but poses a unique challenge for the auction shipping. There are a lot of boxes and a lot of weight. There are breakable items, crushable items and bulky items. We are afraid that the proceeds from the auction will be depleted to cover the shipping costs to the auction winner-which would defeat the purpose. We want to be able to donate as much as possible to the kids at Project Night Night.

The solution we arrived at is to ask for your help. We are requesting donations to help defray the shipping costs. Anything you can possibly donate will help tremendously to offset the hefty shipping costs.
All money collected will go directly to shipping & expenses first, any remaining money goes straight to Project Night Night. Anything you can contribute, even one dollar will make an impact. Please donate if you can. We appreciate it more than you can ever know.

The tablescapes are starting to take shape..Photoshoots going down very soon....We will post another update soon.

Any questions, just let us know!

Thank you so much for being a part of this amazing experiment and for your continued support.

Kristy and Natalie

Help and Donate here.

Nov 17, 2010

Reach for the Sky {Real Parties}

The Toy Story party was this past weekend and I wanted to share a glimpse with you. Then,  I couldn't figure out what picture to show you...hence the slide show!

I felt a bit out of my element going commercial. SO... in an effort to keep it real, I chose to use the walls painted in Andy's room as the inspiration. You know ...the blue walls with the puffy clouds?  I realize that may sound insane but it's completely true.

Also, I didn't want to go crazy with a candy buffet for a bunch of little kids. Felt it completely appropriate to offer a Toy Buffet instead. See if you can spot my parachuting soldier hanging
over it. Lots of fun little details and  I hope you will take a look.
I would love to hear what YOU think!

A big shout out to my Party Peeps who helped me with elements through out our Little Shindig.

Glittery Flags- The Purple Pug
Party Printable labels-Paper and Pigtails
Table Topper-Socially Circled
Cupcake Toppers-Edible Delights
Cake- Frost...Just add Cake
Cake Mini Bunting (Printable)-Piggy Bank Parties

.....and my Kid Sister for spoiling my kids and dressing up (yet again) for a birthday party. I think she made the best Jesse ever!!!

Nov 15, 2010

Two Birds, One Stone {Craft Wars}

Although I did not submit my work to the Craft Wars Challenge, I did want to share it with you. I have been a busy bee this past week.  My sons birthday was this past weekend and amongst all the plans and preparation I still needed to make something for Craft Wars.

So when my idea for store bought parachuting soldiers floating over my "Toy Buffet" (more on that later) flopped, I jumped at the opportunity to use that empty cereal box that had been staring me down ALL WEEK.


Green Parachute

Look Closely! I know its little tough to see. He is after all in camo green!!!

Please go Vote for your favorite Crafty Party Chicas on CPN.
We have some really great entries you must see!Voting ends Sunday.

P.S Hope you will stop by again this week...... I will be sharing more details on this fun little party very soon.

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