Simple Tips to Set Your Party Off & #TurnItUp

It’s my birthday month! Shout out to all of my fellow Scorpio and Sagittarius November peeps. It’s always a blessing to celebrate another year of life. That being said, if your birthday is on or near a holiday (I’m November 25th) then you understand the “celebration” struggle. People are out of town, focusing on their own family, traditions and sometimes they just forget your birthday. 

I have to admit, I have a great support system who over the years have taken time out of their schedules to plan birthday parties as their gift to me. They’ve ranged from surprise parties, to big club bashes, to intimate gatherings. Clearly I’ve told friends one too many times about not having birthday parties growing up because it was always holiday vacation at school. Poor me . . . NOT!

This year I’m trying to “get my grown woman on” by planing, decorating and hosting little bday gathering. To most people, this would not be a challenge. I love fashion, home decor and attending parties. I’m just not a natural hostess.

Practice was in order. This is a sneak peek before the real thing, which will happen in a couple of weeks. One thing I learned is, you don’t have to spend a lot to make a great tablescape. I bought fun glasses ranging from skulls to some outfitted with polkadots. Each glass was less than $3!

I also incorporated items I already own, or that were gifts from friends such as personalized coasters that have my initials.

A good party thrown by you, should represent you. I added in my favorite colors, heart-shaped ice cubes, as well as details which pay homage to New York City.

One thing I know for sure about a good party . . .the food and drinks must keep flowing.  I want my party to truly be an escape for a few hours from our crazy lives, so I partnered with Seagram’s Escapes Spiked. My guests will have a mini-vacation in my place as they sip on the flavors of Jamaica Me Happy and Strawberry Daiquiri. These flavors bring all the fun, without having to do the work.

Now that my practice run is complete, I’m ready to host the real deal. Birthday party, let’s do this!!! #TurnItUp