Tips for planning a big party (and still enjoy it!)

Planning parties comes naturally to some people, and to others it is a terrifying and intimidating prospect. Don’t worry, you can throw a great party – and even find the time to enjoy it yourself. Look at the costs from the beginning Don’t just start planning the party without having an idea of how much you can spend and having a vague idea of how much things cost. Planning a budget gives you a good place to start so things don’t get out of hand. Define the kind of party you want What kind of party do you want to … Continue reading Tips for planning a big party (and still enjoy it!)

When the kids are gone how will you spend your time?

When the last child leaves the nest you are going to feel a lot of conflicting emotions. You might waver between pride and anxiety regarding your child’s next venture into life, but whatever your feelings for them, the fact remains that your attention will return to your life sans children. Perhaps for the first time properly in a long time. Perhaps you already have a fulltime job and plenty pursuits and so little will change except for the pang of the loss of your child’s constant presence. But maybe you find yourself wondering what to do with your newfound time, … Continue reading When the kids are gone how will you spend your time?