Follow the basic game plan outlined in How to Host a My Favorite Things Party (Part 1), for a wonderful afternoon or evening with friends and family. In this second post, I share six additional suggestions to take your party from fun to extraordinary.
Starting with my very first gathering, I sorta put the basic concept on steroids! So far, I’ve held four parties over six years. Many of the party ideas and suggestions can easily be applied to a birthday celebration, shower, fundraiser, or other gathering.
I love party planning, entertaining and making stuff! The event is a creative and artistic outlet for me. But, don’t worry, you needn’t be artistic or even crafty to bee an extraordinary party hostess.
There’s Pinterest, the Internet and magazines as sources for ideas, recipes, party supplies, services and vendors. In fact, I’ve found some of my own creative inspiration in all those places. And, I’ve shared lots of posts and pictures on my theme parties to borrow from.
Each gathering has been a labor of love. They are a thank you gift to friends and family for putting up with my idiosyncrasies, foibles, quirks and periodic neuroses. For being there through thick and thin. For being part of my history. Mostly, my parties are a celebration of affection and friendship.
Today, I’m going to show you how I hand painted glasses to compliment table settings and as favors for several parties.
I was prompted by several readers who asked how to make the decorated pilsners featured in last week’s Casual St. Patrick’s Day Table & Shamrock Glasses.
So far, I have created hand painted glasses for four different occasions. It all started when I wanted peacock themed tableware and favors for the second My Favorite Things Party.
Since the feather decorated wine glasses were such a crowd pleaser (everyone thought I had bought them!), I went on to paint Holly Golightly figures on champagnes for the Breakfast at Tiffany’s Theme Brunch. More recently for the Unbirthday Party, I upped the ante, painting four different Alice in Wonderland character goblets.
You don’t have to be an artist to create fun and unique hand painted glasses to grace a table or give as favors for a bridal or wedding shower. All it takes is a little patience and steady hand. Let me show you.
I’m finally getting around to sharing the Breakfast at Tiffany’s theme brunch, a My Favorite Things Party.
Sixteen ladies ate out on the covered porch and under the pergola on a gorgeous Saturday for Brunch with Debbie. The party began at 11:30 AM.
The girls arrived appropriately attired in a favorite black dress or ensemble. As the Queen of Theme, I was delighted for an occasion that called for wearing a tiara — the better to express my inner Holly Golightly!
After receiving favors of pearls, sunglasses and a hand-painted Holly Golightly flute, guests were directed to the champagne bar. And the bubbly kept being sipped until late in the afternoon.
Dahhhling, grab a glass and join us for the sparkling Breakfast at Tiffany’s theme brunch.
Revisiting last year’s My Favorite Things Party, and sharing Tiffany theme party favors perfect for a birthday or bridal shower.
I recently realized, that I haven’t done a single post on the third party. Brunch at Debbie’s was based on the move, Breakfast at Tiffany’s, and was simply mahvelous!
It was about a year ago — before I started blogging — that Susan featured the event on Between Naps on the Porch. The post, A Fabulous “Breakfast at Tiffany’s” Brunch Event (and her reader’s positive response), is what led me to start Debbee’s Buzz last fall.
I’ve decided to mix up blog posts on all four My Favorite Things Parties, so no one tires on any one theme. I promise to return to more of the Alice in Wonderland, Unbirthday Party Reveal next week, with How to Make Whimsical Teacup Fascinators.
So dahlings, let me show you around the Debbie & Co. boutique.
Do you know what a My Favorite Things Party is? I have already hosted four successful events, with the most recently held, Alice in Wonderland, Unbirthday Party Reveal.
Having my Fabulous Breakfast at Tiffany’s Brunch featured on Between Naps on the Porch this past summer, led to an onslaught of comments and questions. Lots and lots of ‘em!
Several ladies even enlisted my services in recreating theme parties for their own circle of friends. Others inquired and purchased some of the party decorations or ordered wreaths.
And, numerous folks urged me to start a blog of my own. So here I am, having launched Debbee’s Buzz in late October. More recently, I opened an online Etsy shop called, DebbeesBuzzBoutique where I sell one-of-a-kind wreaths, and unique party decorations.
Today’s post is the first of a two-part article on how to host your own extraordinary My Favorite Things Party.