My daughter, Emily, and her husband, Jared, recently announced they are having a baby. After my incredible, over the moon excitement, my next thought was the theme of the gender reveal and baby shower. I guess once a party planner, always a party planner! First thing is first, of course, so we began with the […]
My daughter, Laura, is pregnant with her second child. Actually, as I type this I am sitting in a hospital waiting room as our grandson’s birth is imminent! When Laura’s first child was born – Lila – we threw a huge shower. But, tradition holds that a shower for subsequent babies isn’t necessarily appropriate. Then I […]
Two Peas in a Pod – A Baby Shower for Twins!
Dawn recently threw an amazing baby shower for her daughter, Nicole, who was pregnant with twins. She has since given birth to a handsome baby boy, Elijah, and a beautiful baby girl, Eliana. I asked Dawn to share the details of the shower. Read below and enjoy! Our son, Randy Jr, has given us two […]
Lila’s Little Lamb Shower
My first grandchild is due in just under two weeks. I can’t wait to meet her! When my daughter, Laura, was a baby her nursery was decorated in lambs so that seemed just the right idea for a shower theme. Our menu consisted of chicken salad croissants, egg salad sandwiches, tomato, basil and mozzarella sandwiches, spinach […]
Gender Reveal Party
My daughter, Laura, is pregnant with her first child – and my first grandchild! Because the latest baby trend seems to be gender reveal parties, we thought we’d join in the fun. Last month, my other daughter, Emily, Dawn and I put together a fun party for the gender announcement. As our guests arrived, they […]
She Said “Yes”!
When Joe, our long-time family friend, announced plans to propose to his girlfriend, we went into immediate party planning mode. Joe had a very specific idea in mind for the proposal. Every significant event in their relationship up to this point had been associated with fire. Their first kiss, their first pronouncement of love, and so […]
Our Vintage Barn Wedding
When our younger daughter, Laura, announced her engagement, we went into immediate wedding planning mode. As a wedding planner of many years, I felt comfortably in my element. When Laura and her husband-to-be, Chase, announced they wanted to get married in a barn, it left me slightly speechless. I knew barn weddings were becoming popular, […]