Category Archives: Party Planning

Paris Themed Birthday Party

My niece had a Paris themed birthday party for her 15th birthday party with family. The party colors were purple and white with some black accents. The birthday girl’s favorite color is purple. 25 family members attended the party and … Continue reading

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Celebrate the Harvest Vegetarian Dinner

Recently in my area I have seen advertisements for community Celebrate the Harvest dinners. They all feature meat as the main part of the meal. When I think of harvest I think of fruit and vegetables. I decided to have … Continue reading

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Tanabata Party

Tanabata is a Japanese star festival. According to a folktale, Hikoboshi (star Altair) and Orihime (star Vega) were lovers and separated by the Milky Way to only meet once a year. Typically people celebrate on July 7. Since I was … Continue reading

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Nest Themed Dinner

My 16 year old nephew and 14 year old niece came over for a nest themed dinner. It was enjoyable to have them help me cook and the food was delicious. Menu Salad with bird crouton. I mostly followed this … Continue reading

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Around the World Birthday Party

I hosted an Around the World birthday party for my husband’s birthday. I invited his family and friends. My husband picked the countries based on the food he wanted to eat. Our countries were: Mexico, Italy, and Thailand. Decorations: I … Continue reading

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Hinamatsuri Dinner Party

I had some young relatives and a neighbor over for a Hinamatsuri (Girl’s Day) themed dinner. Click here to find out more about this Japanese holiday. I made a vegetarian meal tailored for American kids to eat. Music: I played … Continue reading

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Small Plates Appetizer Dinner

I am finally getting around to posting this amazing meal. For Christmas Eve dinner my family enjoyed a small plates appetizer dinner. My Mom and I decided on the recipes and coordinated the plates/shooters/bowls we wanted to use. Yes we … Continue reading

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Dumplings Around the World

On Christmas day my family feasted on dumplings from around the world. I came up with this idea because I wanted something fun and unusual for 5 adults celebrating Christmas day together. Each course was served 1 to 2 hours … Continue reading

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Christmas Appetizer Party

I helped my parents host a Christmas themed party for their neighbors. We served hot and cold appetizers. Our guests brought desserts. It was a fun party to host. Special Touches: Candy Cane vase with flowers (My Mom was inspired … Continue reading

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Jack O’ Lantern Themed Dinner

My family and I prepared and enjoyed a jack o’ lantern themed meal. Each course had a jack o’ lantern face and all but one course had pumpkin. Appetizer: Pumpkin cheese ball with crackers, carrots, and sugar snap peas I … Continue reading

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Japanese Themed Birthday Party

My niece had a Japanese themed birthday party for her 14th birthday party with family. The focus of the theme was nature (crane, maple leaf, cherry blossom, and bamboo). We planned an Americanized version of Japanese food because many of … Continue reading

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Dance Themed Slumber Party

I enjoyed helping with a dance themed slumber party for a 13th birthday. Invitations The birthday girl knew she wanted a star shaped handcrafted invitation that folded up. I designed a prototype and once approved, we worked together to make … Continue reading

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