At last! I found the time to enter the wonderful world of blogging! :) Thanks for taking the time to find out a little bit more about me and my "sweet" life! Just a quick warning, or rather an apology for my obsessive use of exclamation points, smiley faces and the use of the word "sweet"...what can I say? That's just me! :)))
My Sweetly Designed business is all about making people HAPPY! Entertaining is one of my favorite things to do, I love planning small and large parties, so designing custom party favors is a way to feel a part of that, all the time...just seeing people happy, laughing, enjoying themselves and having fun with others is what life, to me, is all about.
I love interacting with and making friends with my customers. I love watching their families grow through the years and have an amazing client base of returners that allow me to do that! Designing for their weddings, then baby showers, then birthday parties is so much fun for me...and I save everything!!! I know I need to start deleting 5 year old files soon, I just like looking back to see how far not only they have come, but myself as well! Looking back at some of my first candy bar designs is hilarious!
Life is a learning process, we all have bad days and amazingly "sweet" ones! Those wonderful days are what we all look forward to, they help us to get through the not so good times...just knowing that there will ALWAYS be better days ahead!
I just want to help others make those good times with friends and families just a little bit "sweeter" in my own little way!Have a "sweet" day and enjoy your time here on my blog! ~ Shannan
Monday, August 23, 2010
There you are, Sun!!! I've been waiting...
(Actually, I do like all the different seasons, especially living here where we don't get extremes. As nice as the sun feels, winter is probably my favorite....fireplaces, hot chocolate with peppermint, festive candles, Christmas songs on the radio all day and in every store.....so romantic!!!)
Summer days and nights are perfect for having people over for luau themed parties!!! My husband and I did one for our 10 year wedding anniversary and it was so much fun. Tiki torches lighting up the walkway, everyone in brightly colored leis, terriyaki meatballs with pineapple...and, of course, Sweetly Designed games and favors! :)))
Luau scratch off cards, like these below, are a quick fun game to play to get everyone involved in the fun! Scratchers are great because they don't involve any skills or thinking. I've been at parties and when I hear the game is something really hard or embarrassing, I like to look around and watch everyone squirm. Of course, those kind of games are fun for the wild and crazies but some people just hate to have to play them! LOL
So remove a little of that anxiousness for your guests and play a game like this! You can have as many winners as you would like and put whatever you want under the scratch off circle...a photo, wording, logo, etc. I've even had people do a happy face picture for the winners and a sad face picture for the losers...funny stuff!
Prize ideas can be anything from actual lottery scratch off cards, to money, to little gifts, to something theme related like....a coconut!!! :))) The winners even come separated so if you want to make sure Great-Grandma Geraldine wins you can strategically make sure she gets a winner!!! :)))
Have fun with them!!!!