Tuesday, January 10, 2012

So Many Reasons To Party!!

Just when I thought all of the hustle and bustle of "the holidays" (Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year's) was over and I could relax a little (but never completely.  I am a mom!!), I got my Oriental Trading Company catalog in the mail.  I opened it expecting some Valentine's Day inspiration, but got way more than that!!

To double-check that I didn't miss any, I went to one of my favorite holiday places on the web, Holiday Insights.  They have a page for the major holidays, but even better, they also have a page for bizarre and unique days.  This list is for the person (like me) that wants an excuse to celebrate every day of the year!!  There is even more info than this, like birthday stones and signs, holiday recipes, and so much more.

So anyway, after researching, I see that 4 events are happening even before February 14.  (Five where I live, but only because my town has a huge Mardis Gras Pub Crawl, and it's on the 11th this year.)

Jan. 16:  Martin Luther 
                King Day 
(actual birthday- 15th) 

Jan. 23:  Chinese New 


 Feb.  2:  Groundhog Day

Feb.  5:  Superbowl Sunday


 Feb. 14:  Valentine's Day

    Feb.21: Mardis Gras
                (Fat Tuesday)

On top of that, the Oscars are on tv Feb. 26, and Leap Day happens this year on Feb. 29!!  Plus, for all of you superstitious people, a Friday the 13th!!  There are so very many reasons to get together with your friends and have some fun.  With all of those days coming up, there is plenty of subject matter for me to blog about, so I had better get to researching and writing.  Be blogging at you soon!!      

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Happy 2012 !!

Happy new year!!  The end of 2011 was a bit of a disappearing act for me on the blog.  I do apologize for that to anyone that actually noticed.  I let other things get in the way.  Important things, mind you, but still.  One thing I do realize after much deep thought (okay, daydreaming at my other job) is that this party planning business makes me happy, and I need to dedicate time in life to the things that truly make me happy.

So, my business resolution for 2012 is to step up my game.  I vow to put some sort of effort in every day, no matter how small.  I also promise myself to let people know that I plan parties.  Self-promotion feels strange, like bragging, but I realize that it shouldn't.  I will now look at it as sharing something that I love!!

Some of my blogs this year may be just like this one.  My thoughts and discoveries on this journey that I began.  Don't worry, though.  I will make every effort to write the "interesting" blogs, too.  You know, the ones that teach you something, or just show you something new.  Those are the ones that draw my attention into opening them and reading.  These "wordy" ones can just be for my own piece of mind, and maybe for a person or two out there going through a similar time in their life.

Once again, Happy 2012 !!  Make the most out of everything you do, and never forget to enjoy every minute of it!!