6 Party Lessons From My Bike Ride at the Beach


Sometimes inspiration comes when you least expect it. When you’re not thinking about your next party, or cruising Pinterest. But instead when you are doing something active. During our vacation last week, that meant riding bikes. I wasn’t sure my legs (not to mention my tush) would hold out, but now I’m thinking about buying […]

How Do You Like Me Now?

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Ya’ll, if we’re friends on Facebook, that is about to end. Not that I don’t love you, ’cause you know I do, but Facebook has switched to an advertising model, and that means no more free content distribution for pages like mine. (Translation: this is why you don’t see my Facebook posts.)

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Hi Again – I’m sending this post only to those of you who have been subscribed to the Double the Fun Parties (DFP) blog for more than a month or so. Managing the blog and email subscriptions for DFP has gotten trickier as the blog has grown. I’ve needed to automate some systems. That’s why, […]

Guest Party: In the Night Garden First Birthday Party

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Well, what’da ya know? I have readers in Switzerland, and one of them is a very sweet party planner who submitted today’s party feature. Tala Vondaniken of Perfect Packages operates in a very cool niche, as a one-stop-shop for expats in Switzerland, handling everything from bespoke party printables to weddings and event management. Tala designed […]

Guest Party: Peter Rabbit Easter Brunch by Serendipity Soiree


I am so fortunate to get to work with many talented printables designers, and one of my favorites is Catherine Jane Joy. (You may remember Catherine’s studio as Serendipity Soiree.) Catherine’s special gift is illustration with a vintage flair. She also is an amazing party stylist who always inspires me, so I’m thrilled to be […]

Freebie Friday: 12 Free Printables for Your Easter Party


April 20th is right around the corner in party planning terms. Time to start thinking about new dresses, bow ties, baskets and dying eggs — and of course, free Easter party printables! Quick reminder: I can make your Easter party the easiest one you’ve ever thrown. Just buy my Shabby Chic Easter Party Kit for […]