Aug 29 2014

10 Steps To Planning A Party On Wheels

All Aboard The Party Bus! You'll Love This Unique Party Theme!

by: Lisa Thornbury

House parties are a hoot, but some occasions warrant pulling out all the stops. Like a friend's 40th birthday for example. Recently I was in charge of planning such a party. I put on my thinking cap (sparkly and topped with a feather) and decided on a "Party on Wheels" theme. 

Here's how to plan this portable party — STEP-BY-STEP

1. Come up with a guest list and send out a "save-the-date" invite outlining the party idea. 

Aug 21 2014

Campfire Fun For Adults: Marshmallow Shooter Cups

Marshmallows Aren't Just For Kids

by: Lisa Thornbury

Campfire Fun For Adults: How To Make Marshmallow Shooter Cups

My daughter relishes any opportunity to eat food from a stick. And hello, no dishes for me to wash! If we could install a fire pit in our kitchen, I totally would. 

This summer we cooked by campfire a lot. Great family fun and, more importantly, I discovered how to make shooter cups from toasted marshmallows! It's a little finicky, but fun. So while the kids are toasting marshmallows for S'mores, get them to toast a few extra for you to use for your Marshmallow Campfire Cups! 

Here's how:

Aug 8 2014

Searching For Blog, Business, Blissful Life Balance

No, seriously. Apparently, It Exists!

by: Lisa Thornbury

blogger on safari

Picture me typing in a Tilley hat with one hand cupped over my brow, visor-style, searching, searching, always searching. 

I'm not on the hunt for my misplaced set of car keys or my lost Interac card (it has honestly been missing for two weeks). As always, I'm in search of the ever elusive "life balance." Have you seen it? Maybe it fell between the couch cushions or slipped in behind the dryer. As hard as I look, I can't seem to find it. 

I asked my husband. He hasn't seen it. 

I asked my neighbour. She just shook her head, "no."


The Face, The Voice, The Blog!

Lisa’s always loved a party. Having played bartender in a former life, this Party Mummy knows her way around a cocktail shaker and can shake her money maker. A sought after party guest, she’d jump at the chance to mix, mingle and be merry. Then she mixed, mingled and got married.

Now with two kids in tow, she knows firsthand how harried parents will often forgo being a social butterfly to stay at home and cocoon. But nothing would stop this Party Mummy...until her youngest was diagnosed with a serious medical condition. Then Lisa made the difficult decision to leave her teaching position after 10 years on the job and experienced a cocooning moment of her own. All of a sudden this Party Mummy was partied out. But she soon discovered that in the good times or bad, mummies still need to play and nothing could keep her from exercising her penchant for dreaming up playful, and practical, party themes.

So get back on the party train and join the conga line. Party Mummy reveals tried and true tips for entertaining and shares a few of her personal “what NOT to do” disasters.

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