Party Planning

It’s my party and I’ll cry if I want to is one of my favorite songs, but let me tell you…tears and parties DO NOT MIX. So take these party planning tips to heart, whether you are throwing a birthday bonanza or a special party any time of year.


1st Birthday Party Guide

Best Chicagoland Birthday Venues

Birthday Party Planning 101

Birthday Party Planning on a Budget

One of a Kind Parties at One Strange Bird

How to Plan the BEST Birthday Party in the NW Burbs


Best Shower Venues in Chicagoland

How to Throw a Chili Cookoff

How to Host a Game Night

Reasons to Throw a NFL Kickoff Party

How to Host a Gingerbread Party

Tips for a Pumpkin Carving Party

How to Host a Baseball Playoffs Party


DIY Hot Cocoa Bar


Baked Potato Bar

Caramel Apple Bar

How to Make a Charcuterie Board

Holiday Ice Cream Bar

Easy Holiday Appetizers


Twig ‘N Berry Cocktail 

Peach-Basil Sangria

Copycat Portillo’s Recipes

BBQ Side Dishes

Spiked Apple Cider


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