Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Pink Noah's Ark Baby Shower

A few pictures of the Baby Shower I am working on.
It's for a girl and the theme is Noah's Ark. They want PINK, PINK, PINK. I wondered how I was going to work with so much pink in Noah's Ark. I think of Browns and blues when I think of Noah's Ark. The party ware that was purchased did have some pink in it....so I was able to work with it and I actually think it's looking very nice with all the pink.
Vases (same ones used at Graduation) this time filled with Animal Crackers

A table setting...Tablecloths will be white

Little favor bags filled with Animal Crackers

Monday, December 8, 2008

Popping on my own

Well I did it. We had popcorn that had to be made and Glen was not home, so that left it up to me. I did fine, that was AFTER I spilled the first unpopped kettle of corn and oil all over the kitchen floor. I was trying to get things stirred up a bit and the cover came off and there went the kettle!! I think I handled it well...just cleaned it up and began. I took my time and was careful from then on. I got 20 small bags done. And they turned out good. Now I know I can do it, just as long as I can keep the kettle on the burner and not the floor. :)

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

More Popcorn

We've had such good comments about our Kettle Corn that I have gone ahead and ordered 70lbs. of Orville Redenbachers popcorn. That should last us awhile! :) Everyone that has been buying the popcorn has really liked it, so that is good. I guess the popcorn is taking off here bigger than we ever thought. Now if I could just get Glen to stop complaining about how hard it is on his back to stand at the stove and pop.

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Order for Lynette

I'm working on an order from my sister (thanks Lynette). She wants alot of gift bags put together. We're going to put some kettle corn, peppermint candy, and snowman soup in the bags.

Here are SOME of the tags I'm working on. I've added 3 little gemstones on the tag. I think it really dresses it up. I will most likely be adding ribbon to the tags. I'm just waiting till I decide which bags I will be getting till I know what will look the best.

And the peppermint candy packages...

And again....photography is NOT my thing. I need Amy!

First Party up for Sale!

I FINALLY have the first party package ready to go. It takes along time to get everything together. I am so bad at taking pictures that I do hope it shows the package to be as nice as it looks here at home. Now I just have to do some personalization to it when the party gets sold!! :)

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Popcorn anyone??

We have 20 more bags popped and ready to sell. Glen tired out at the end so I did some popping. I can't do it! It just wasn't quite the same. Gonna have to get him a large popper.

Still don't have my first party for sale on Etsy. I am hoping that tomorrow I will get the pictures of it done and then I can post it. Have to start working on the next party too.

I have figured out the coolest thing!!! I don't especially enjoy stamping. I think it's because it seem so limiting to me. It's one size and it says what it says. Well, I stamped on a piece of paper and then thought, hmmm, how could I get this on my computer so I can change it up a bit. Scan it, Lisa, scan it! It worked and it's really cool. I like it. :) Lots of experimenting to do now.

Thursday, November 13, 2008

I'm on Etsy!

Ok, I'm just on there, nothing to sell yet. It's taking me forever to get all my info on my store site. Here's the address. http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=6454841
I am hoping to get my first party package up there by tonight. I'll post it on here too just because.

Monday, November 10, 2008

First Advertising

I'I went to my first "vendor fair" yesterday. It was a good experience. I tend to want to be more behind the scenes so this forced me to get out there. The popcorn went well. Having samples helped the sales.

This is my table setup:
A sample placesetting:

The popcorn:

And Jackie's table that I helped her get set up. She sells MaryKay.

Saturday, November 8, 2008

We have Popcorn!!

We got 21 bags (14") popped and bagged. I am not crazy about the label but for now it will do. I am planning on selling them for $3. each. It took us about 1 hour to do this many. Glen would LOVE to get a large popper. Maybe someday.

And yes...the pictures are not very good.

Thursday, November 6, 2008


Ok so I got a phone call last night from a gal that wanted to know if I would come to her Auxiliary meeting and give a presentation on Holiday Decorating. I immediately said "NO". I am a Party Planner, not a Speaker!!! Freaked me out! She said it would just be anywhere from 12 - 30 ladies and they are older so it wouldn't really be that bad. Huh? I don't know, I had a really hard time getting it off my mind last night. Part of me wants to do it. I've thought of many things that I could share. But what if I mess up terribly and cannot even speak for goodness sake! Well, I guess I said no, so maybe no is no. Hmmm......

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Stuff going on

Ok so I have purchased lots of stuff to get some party packages ready to sell. I have also just put up an advertisement on www.bismanonline.com offering my services as a Party Planner. Whew! I'm trying to get an www.etsy.com site going too. As soon as I get home I have got to get busy... seriously.
I think I might start posting some of the really cool ideas I find online on this blog. That will help me to keep my ideas together in one place. So much to do.
After shopping yesterday I thought.."I'm not going to buy another thing till I get a party sold, but if I don't everything I need, I can't even put the party package up for sale. Duh, Lisa! I'm going out today to get the FEW last things I need and that's it for now.

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Thoughts going on in my head.

Ok so it's just about 4 am and I'm wide awake. And I've been wide awake for awhile. It's frustrating but good too. I have a ton of party ideas going through my head right now. I'm thinking of different party packages that I am going to put together to sell on etsy.com I have decided that I each party I sell will be different, unique, personal. I don't want to just have a generic....strawberry shortcake,disney, or winnie the pooh party or shower. I want it to be special to whoever buys the party package. I've thought of tableware ideas, favor ideas, decorating ideas for a few parties I plan to put together. Over the past few days I've been purchasing some supplies so I can put these packages together. That scares me! It feels like I'm spending alot of money and I wonder if I will get it all back in sales. I guess it's a step of faith. I do feel God has given me the talent of creating and I know that if He gives it, He will provide for it. It will work out. But it does require work and commitment from me, which is fine, because I love doing this kind of thing.
Anyway, that's my thoughts at this time of the night. :)

Saturday, October 18, 2008

I have a name!

I went to Bismarck yesterday and I was able to stop by the Capitol and into the Secretary of State office and I put down my $25 and walked out with a certificate that says I am the registrant of the name Personally You Parties! :) I am happy! Now I have to get to work!