Monday, June 27, 2016


Hello!  I figured I'd start a Party Theme blog because I tend to enjoy hosting these types of events.  I suppose I love hosting events in general.  In high school, I was a band promoter and dealt with 100 bands and 30 concerts and 5 venues.  In college, I became involved with the campus radio station and created events through them and for the past 5 years, I've been hosting Washington Capitals night with co-workers and friends.  I've also done a few Video Game Nights featuring old school systems and tons of heartache when we pull out the Atari version of ET.

In the past couple years I tried to have a themed party every other month or couple months and came up with some great ideas!  I'm always looking for suggestions, so feel free to comment!

Within this blog, I will talk about the DIY crafts i have created for these events, recipes that were successes or not so much, and what to do different for the next time around.

  • Heavy Metal Dinner Party
  • Halloween Party
  • 80s Party
  • 90s Party
  • Luau
  • Divorce Party
  • Olympic Men's Hockey Game Party
  • Star Trek Night
  • Bad Movie Night
  • Horror Movie Night
  • Game Night
  • July 4th BBQ
  • International Food Potluck

Some upcoming ideas:
  • Tea Party
  • Mad Science Party
  • Superhero Party
  • Masquerade
  • Punk Rock Brunch
  • Sci-Fi Party
  • Doctor Who Party
  • 50s BBQ
  • Day of the Dead Dinner
  • Ugly Sweater Party

Friday, July 11, 2014


So why create a Party/Decoration/Event Planning blog?  Well, every since I can remember I always loved creating lists and making sure everything would succeed with some sort of process.

When I was in Middle School I started to play guitar and bass but I was never really good enough to be in a band.  But that fateful day when I was asked to be band manager of a friends band in 9th grade (yes, 9th grade) that kind of was it for me.  I pretty much only did this for 4 years but I booked roughly 100 bands at roughly 30 shows and five venues including one international band from Slovenia (Ana Pupedan, I love you).  I used to have these crazy 8 hour events where they would be two PAs and constant music.  I was also in charge of the kitchen and the sound and making sure bands got paid and actually arrived.  Those were the days.  Unfortunately majority of the venues has since closed.

During this time I also took pictures of each of the bands I saw, so if you were a local band in the early 2000 who played in MD, I probably have pictures for you if you never got them from me.

I also was apart of Halfcab Records and we recorded an album.  I still have two boxes of these in my basement :)

However, in order to do these events one had to be meticulous and make lots of lists.  Lists are my favorite.

After high school, I wanted this to be a career so I went to college to receive an anticipated Music Management degree but after failing Accounting and absolutely hating Economics, I decided to drop that.  Luckily I was affiliated with the campus radio station and started a local music show during my freshman year and continued with that show all through college.

I also worked my way from just a DJ to Promotions Director to Music Director to Program Director to Assistant Station Manager to finally Station Manager during my Senior Year.  Our biggest claim to fame would be participation;, in the Baltimore Music Conference (BMC) as well as are Friday Freebies where we booked HaleStorm before they were famous.

I'd still love to do band promotion but majority of the venues are closed and those that aren't, seem to be under control, but if you want...I'll always help out!

Anyway, so I figured the next step would be event planning since it's somewhat the same.  Logistics are still everything....and lists!

So this blog with have some of my ideas that I've done throughout the years as well as some decorations I've created for said events.  In some ways it'll be my online portfolio.

I hope you enjoy!

Blog Change

So, I am deciding to change the format on this blog to Event Planning since I never really posted too much on here anyway! Stay tuned!