Who doesn’t like a good party? Well, I know there are people out there that will say they don’t like a good party. And we’ve all been to parties we didn’t like. But the whole point of a party is to celebrate something, and we as humans need to celebrate – on occasion. I am a mom of 3 and I have thrown a birthday party for each birthday for each of my kids without fail. But early on in my formative party years I found myself caught in the “Bounce House & Pinata” trap; a timeless classic albeit frozen in time — and boring. Sure the kids still had fun, but they were 5-year-olds. After a few of those run of the mill obligatory birthday parties I thought to myself “why can’t I be more creative with these things and have some fun, too?”
Somehow this realization that (even as a mom) I could still use my creative talents, and incorporate them into the shaping of my children through celebrations, really sparked me up. I started planning birthday parties months in advance. I found myself helping friends and family with weddings, quinceañeras and family reunions. I removed any imaginary boundaries boxing me in and opened a limitless scope of imagination to create unique elements in every event I contributed to.
Since that awakening, I make sure there’s some element in each party I throw that’s out of the ordinary, unique or just freaking awesome! If you are interested in being inspired to get more creative with festive occasions in your life, then check out my new blog: “Festive Anomalies”. I’m going to share some of the ideas that make my parties so much fun that my son’s friends sit around the cafeteria table at school asking him what kind of party he’s having this year.