One charming party can be yours

dinosaur birthday party

If you’re planning a children’s party and want a little more razzle dazzle than a bowl of Cheezels and a cup of cordial but don’t want to go so far as carefully placing individual coloured cachous on the top of cupcakes, you’ll love One Charming Party. It’s the ‘happy medium’ of party planning but there’s nothing ‘average’ about what’s on offer – it’s simply charming.

One Charming Party is the creative partnership of Sara Westbrook and Brittany Egbert. Westbrook’s forte is graphic design and photography while Egbert is a party planner extraordinaire with experience in catering. Combined, they have come up with dozens of picture perfect parties that won’t break the bank but are huge on the ‘wow’ factor.

pyjama slumber party

One Charming Party has a range of party plans on offer. Each party plan includes more than fifty pages of tutorials, party instructions and gorgeous photos all based around favourite kids’ party themes. Plans are US$25 and available as a printable that you simply download. You’ll find all you need to know to put together a glamorous pyjama party, a cooking party, an art party and more. My favourite is the Dinosaur Party – including instructions for making dinosaur ‘bones’, young palaeontologists will be treated to a dig, pre-historic snacks and a dino-mite surprise to take home. The best bit about these plans is that you can pick and choose what you want to include in your party.

If that’s not enough party inspiration for you, take a peek at the One Charming Party blog. Westbrook and Egbert regularly post all sorts of party theme ideas, supplemented with stunning photographs and free printables (everything from invitations to cupcake toppers). Apart from catering and craft ideas for special occasions such as Easter and St Patrick’s Day, there are ideas for all sorts of other themes ranging from monsters and strawberries to ice cream and elephants – all are magnificent. Enjoy planning your next party!

Katrina Whelen

Katrina studied planning and design, did the hard yards working in a big office building and then traded it all in for a relaxing (!) life at home with four children. She now fills her time with writing, completing a degree in genetics and taxiing her children around Melbourne to their various sporting commitments (not necessarily in that order).

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