Book Rave: What Do You Say, Dear?

What Do You Say Dear? Illustrated children's book on manners

We love revisiting books from our childhood. The illustrations and words flood us with memory and feeling. As we read books from our past to our own children, they take on new meaning. We make new memories as we see the story through our children’s eyes, through their experience. Yet our experience isn’t lost, and […]

Parenthood: Look Inward & Enjoy the Ride

Halt Right There Roller Coast Ride Parenthood is a roller coaster ride

Welcome to Parenthood, the roller coaster entertaining billions that takes us up, up, up and DOWN faster than we can imagine. Every day on this ride we experience a whirlwind of emotions: We’re blissfully happy, then thrown for a loop. Laughing hysterically then painfully drained. Turned upside down and scared out of our minds. Sometimes […]

10 Reasons to Party at Home

Do you deliberately avoid being in charge of large groups of children? You’re in the majority. Like wild animals, children can be unpredictable. Unruly. The thought of a dozen hyenas in your home?? Terrifying! Many parents avoid in-home birthday parties for this reason alone.  While we can appreciate this point-of-view [flashback to Alexis, crouched against the wall, hands over her head, being […]

5 Perfect Valentines

5 Valentine Crafts

As girls living out our elementary school years, collecting Valentines in a decorated shoe box was the living end. I mean come on, we’re party planners. You can imagine what we were like as girls: detail oriented, obsessed with crafting supplies (and all things sparkly) and ALWAYS working on a new project. Valentine’s Day, in […]

A Magical Celebration

Ellie's Magic World Bunting

Magic will always hold refuge in the child. Kind-hearted, inquisitive and filled with wonder, this special birthday girl and her “magical celebration” will always stand out in our minds and hearts. In every party, the satisfaction and happiness of our clients (the parents and birthday child) are top priorities. This mother’s testimonial was so wonderful, […]

“Craft & Cookie” Holiday Party Box

Discounted Christmas Box

We’ve loved creating and debuting our first annual holiday party box! Thank you for sharing the journey with us. In celebration of the New Year, we’d like to offer you a fabulous deal. Our remaining 2014 “Craft & Cookie” holiday party boxes are on sale now for just $50 (originally $99)!  And there’s more: Receive a FREE […]

Let’s Put the ART in pARTy!

Art Party Palette and Brushes

At All Wrapped Up Parties, we wholeheartedly believe that children thrive when their interests are acknowledged and encouraged. Birthdays are the perfect occasion to do just this and celebrate what makes your child special and unique. Eight year-old Bennett is a budding artist. Her parents make a point to nurture her interest and talent, so it […]

Book Rave: Great Thumbprint Drawing Book

Children's Book Rave

I may get a little emotional in this book rave. Fingerprints do that to me. My son’s preschool teacher, Miss Pat, sent home the most adorable fingerprint art – a change from the oft used handprint. These tiny black fingerprints are among my most treasured preschool keepsakes. I look carefully at the delicate lines, curves […]