Details, Details, Details! It’s all in the details. I don’t know how or when it started but I have developed an obsession for planning parties. I am constantly thinking of ideas for my next party and would love to throw a party for every holiday and occasion if only money grew on trees.
Now that I’m reflecting I do remember when this obsession started. My little Madison was turning one (she is almost 5 now) and I wanted to plan a party fit for a princess. She didn’t have any little friends back then and since she was my first it was mainly an adult affair. I remember having no idea how to throw a party. We lived in a small condo at the time and there was no way we could fit a party in there. My husband’s aunt offered her gorgeous home for the event and I was beyond thrilled. She had just moved in and her furniture hadn’t been delivered yet so she had an empty dining and living room. I envisioned round tables with pink tablecloths and white chairs. I was able to set those up in the empty rooms for the guests to sit down for lunch. I had no idea what to do for food. I came across an article in Parents Magazine that had a great table layout for appetizers. It was a cool design with white platters full of yummy nibbles. I was determined to recreate that table. I spent countless hours going store to store on the hunt for the perfect platters. I hit up Kohl’s, Bed Bath and Beyond and Home Goods to name a few. I remember carrying that article around for weeks. It was so tattered by the time the party rolled around. I was trying to be so specific and wanted to find the exact shape and size dish that was in the picture. I don’t even remember the food at all. It was all about the design of that table. The way the white plates looked grouped together. I remember trying to space them out and set them up exactly like that picture. I guess I’m a little obsessive compulsive. Whatever it is, the party turned out nice. Nowhere near the parties I do now so I won’t even post pictures but that is how the obsession began…with a little one year old princess and white party platters.
I do love that collection of platters, plates and bowls and still use them at nearly every party I throw. My collection has expanded and now I’m a little obsessed with buying cake plates and cupcake towers too. I’ve evolved in how I set the table and wanted to start this blog to document some of the parties I have planned for my three princesses, Madison (almost 5), Morgan (just turned 3) and Molly (almost 1). I hope to also feature some fabulous inspiration as I have been inspired by so many party bloggers. Check out my favorites in the side bar. A huge thank you to them for feuling my passion for parties and all things creative.