Welcome to Party Tip Tuesday! Today we’re featuring the fabulous Nancy with A to Zebra Celebrations. Today Nancy will share some party planning tips with us on making the most of your party budget plus some creative theme ideas. So I’ll now pass it over to Nancy because I know she’s excited to share party ideas with you!
1) What is A to Zebra Celebrations?
A to Zebra Celebrations is the best party blog on the internet! You will find party inspiration, ideas, how to make crafts, recipes and more!
2) How long have you been designing parties?
I have been designing parties for the past almost 8 years. I have grown so much and my styling has changed over the years. I like to be unpredictable and unique.
3) What are a few party essentials that can be used over and over again for multiple party themes?
There are many party essentials that you can use over and over. If you love to host parties, I suggest to invest in tables, chairs, tablecloths and white entertaining dishes. It is the best color to match with almost anything. Apothecary jars are also very popular. You can find jars at local thrift shops and garage sales. I have used recycled glass jars as well. It’s important to me to keep things on a budget.
4) What suggestions do you have for someone who wants to make an impression with the food selection but is working within a tight budget?
I suggest to use store bought items and not go with professional bakers. If you like to bake, you could make a simple cake and dress up with fake flowers, candy, gum balls, sixlets, etc. For your desserts table; keep it simple with a variety of things. It doesn’t have to be candy only. You can buy crackers, fruit cups, popcorn, gold fish, apple sauce, jello and other fun things from the local grocery store. I have found that I end up with lots of candy and desserts after a party. Kids love other snacks too.
5) Do you have any suggestions for thoughtful favors that a crafty mom could make for a child’s party?
I have little girls and party favors are so fun. I like to think of favors that the girls can use after the party. I am not a fan of candy or little toys that will end up in the garbage. I like to make bows or headbands for the girls. If you are super crafty, you can sew some cute purses/bags and tie with a ribbon. You could also paint some cute frames from the dollar section at Michaels. I like recycled cans wrapped so they can use as pencil/marker holders.
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Photos courtesy of A to Zebra Celebrations.
We’d like to send a big Thank You to Nancy for being featured in this Party Tip Tuesday! Be sure to check out the links to her social media accounts (right hand side of A to Zebra Celebrations) to keep updated on all of the fabulous ideas.
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