Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Entertaining Reads

I am soooo excited about the five bloggers I will introduce you to on this Tech Tuesday. These fine ladies are a true inspiration for any party planning obsessed gal like myself. Some of the parties these bloggers feature are truly unique and fabulous. You may want to bookmark these ladies and visit them for ideas next time you have an event to celebrate.

Hostess with the Mostess: I discovered Jenn, the author of this blog, back in 2007 when I wanted to her serve as a spokesperson for a program I was working on at the time. While we couldn’t convince the client to use a “blogger” as a spokesperson, we ended up supplying alcohol to a television segment Jenn did in San Diego on Super Bowl entertaining. Long story short, Jenn eventually blew up. She is planning parties for celebrities, is now a paid spokesperson for Chambord and I believe has a book on the way. Jenn doesn’t plan all the events on her blog. She features ideas from her thousands of readers. This site is a must visit for party themes, décor and fun entertaining tools. Jenn, the true Hostess with the Mostess, posts about 2-3 times a day.

Stem Events: The reason I love Amy, the author behind this blog, is because unlink a lot of event design blogs, Stem Events has décor and ideas that are achievable on a typical middle-class budget. Amy is a mid-western gal who regularly features centerpiece and décor ideas, along with some creative party themes.

The Party Dress: This blog had me at its name. I’ll let the “About Me” tell you why this blog rocks. “Simply stated – I am a girl that loves to throw a party. I write about things that get my creative juices flowing in hopes that it will inspire you to create special celebrations in your own life.”

Creative Party Place: To my future MILF friends out there. You must brush up on this blog if you want to roll with the other PTA mothers in the next 10 years. Let’s just say the bar has been raised so high on kid’s parties, you should forget saving for your child’s college and consider putting away a few grand for future birthday parties. From SPAjama parties, to geshia girls to superheros (with custom capes for all the attendees), kid’s parties are the new super sweet 16. I’ve really got to step up my game to achieve my dreams of a one-day PTA president.

Hip Hostess: Not to be confused with Hostess with the Mostess, Hip Hostess is the mastermind of two NYC gals who run an event planning company. In addition to some hip events, these chic gals often blog abou cool finds for home décor and gifts.


(Photo sources: hip hostess, hostess with the mostess, )

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