Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Soiree Day-Party Planning Resources

Today's post was inspired by my calendar habit I have.  I have to have at least one that I write important dates, events, etc. on and have it located centrally ...in the kitchen.  Yesterday I went through 2011's calendar and prepared 2012's. Within the birthdays and anniversaries are some milestones....a friend's baby girl turning one, a friend's parents celebrating 50 years of marriage and my in laws, who will be married 40 years in December.  
All excellent reasons to plan a soiree!!
So here's a list of resources I hope you find beneficial in your party planning this year!

The Big Guns

Photo courtesy of HWTM's Facebook page.

I consider Hostess with the Mostess and Amy Atlas the expert's experts. And Amy has a book coming out in April!!

This is a community based site and is great inspiration for all types of parties.

The Tomkat Studio is in a class of her own! Not only is she an excellent party planner/stylist but also has an Etsy shop with printables and from time to time offers free stuff.

Places You Might Not Think To Look At


This handmade market has tons of shops that offer printable party supplies.  You can also search for any props you might be looking for.  For example, I wanted a vintage truck for Lil' Hunkie's 1st Birthday.  Also, if you're wanting a special birthday outfit for a child's party custom orders can usually be made.

Yes The Perfect Palette is a wedding themed site but so?  Color plays a big part in theme! And is a great place to start the planning process.  I love that you can search by color and even request a palette!

Searching Pinterest will no doubt lead to more great party planners and awesome do it yourselfers! And you can make a planning board!

Link Parties
Someday Crafts and Tatertots and Jello host probably the top link parties weekly.  And I have found bloggers who shared some of their soirees and have even featured some.  

What resources do you use?  There's so much inspiration out there! 
 I might have just touched the tip of the iceberg! 

Happy Soiree Planning This Year!


LoriLynn said...

Such an awesome list! I don't have any big parties to plan off the top of my head but I just pinned your post on pinterest for the future!

Lindsay said...

This is an awesome list! I needed this actually, since I need to get going on my little guy's first birthday. Thanks friend!

Shannah @ Just Us Four said...

Great list! I find a lot of ideas and resources from looking through link parties each week. It is a great way to get introduced to new ideas.

Jessica said...

I need to organize my calendar with birthdays and such - that way I can plan a little better! I *love* Amy Atlas for inspiration!