Thursday, August 19, 2010

Inexpensive Tiana Ideas

With my Tiana party this weekend in Marin coming up, here are two very inexpensive Tiana ideas. As a gift favor, why not give a Princess Tiana cookbook? Children love to cook and parents will definitely appreciate this one. With Simple instructions and large photos, the book features everything from Tiana's binets to a mud pie. Amazon is selling the book for $7 each. And with all of the parties that I host, cupcakes are so much easier to offer and the kids love them. Take a peak at these cute frog cupcakes.

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

The Evolution Store

While in NY, I had a chance to visit the King Tut exhibit at the Discovery Museum in Time's Square. I was excited about it because I missed it while it was in San Francisco this past spring. It was of course amazing. I left there stating that next year Jennifer and I need to add an archaelogical character to our cast of characters. For those who know my Just Imagine parties, I try my best to create both informative and fun themes. Anyway, the next day while shopping in Soho, I found this really neat store called Evolution. It's located at 120 Spring Street and they sell replica natural history items such as skulls, fossils and artifacts.

Monday, August 16, 2010

New York, New York

Greetings from New York! I've been getting a little bit of R & R lately--sort of. What can I say, I'm a bit high-strung so I find myself going into dark corners and making excuses to go to loo so I can respond to text messages, answer my phone and emails. Oh well. Having a blast anyway. I've been to see Mary Poppins, Wicked and King Tut. Look forward to getting back though.

Saturday, August 7, 2010

New Princess & the Frog Theme

Everytime that I think that I am going to scale back on doing parties, something comes up to make me reconsider and there I am creating a new theme. When Disney's Princess & the Frog was released this past December, I had no intention of adding it to my list of party themes. However, after receiving numerous phone calls and the lastest from one of my dear clients, I found my self watching the video and getting caught up in everything Tiana and Naveen.

With the party in just a couple of weeks, I had to quickly decide on a table design. With my princess performer wearing Tiana's green wedding gown, I have decided that a bayou look was the most appropriate, so I just ordered a bunch of lily pads and greenery for the table.. I also ordered a few yards of an durable green colored fabric to create sit-upon lily pads for a game activity. For the craft, the children will be assembling their own lightning bugs in a jar craft which I could not resist. Growing up on the east coast this was a big thing for kids to do so I thought this would be fun. My photographer Sam will be on hand to take the photos for this party.

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Snow White Party

I am so fortunate because I have the nicest clients, and that makes my job much more enjoyable and rewarding. On Sunday I had the opportunity to host a Snow White party down in Kentfield for one of my regular clients. This came in Monday's mail.

Hi Terri,

Yesterday was everything we could have hoped for-it truly lived up to the imagination of our little princess and she kept living the dream all the way until midnight last night. Both Lisa and Lisa (Snow White) were so patient and and truly lovely. Terri, you pulled off "making magic" and made it look easy. It was a wonderful party, and more importantly, a very special and very real dream come true for Summer.

Thank you again for a day to remember!

Marci & Mark

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Way to go Maaika!!!

I am so happy to announce that my very dear performer Maaika, will be starring in the movie Moneyball which is currently filming at Oakland Coliseum. This is the story of Oakland A's General Manager Billy Beane's successful attempt, to turn around his team's fortunes by applying some unorthodox economic theories to the process of hiring players. The film stars both Brad Pitt and Robin Wright, and Maaika plays one of the player's wives. Congratulations!!! I am so happy for you.