Yes, DIY party planning can be simple

Anyone who knows me well, knows I looove to throw parties.

When I was single, I loved throwing themed birthday parties for myself. When I started working, any officemate will attest to the fact I’m the first to volunteer to plan a promotion or despedida party.

As my circle of friends started getting married and having babies, I started to throw bridal and baby showers, the latter being a particular favorite. I must have hosted more than a dozen baby showers for friends.

It’s not that I’m addicted to partying (hahaha!) or spending (I’m a true blue cost-conscious Cebuano). It’s simply because I enjoy gathering friends together and creating different settings to celebrate our lives’ special moments. In fact, I almost always do things myself (except cook). That to me, is where the most fun lies.

Fast forward to today and why I find myself writing this blog, in this site.

I’m a newbie mom. I have an adorable (yes, I am biased!) 18-month old son and I’m currently 5 months pregnant with my second. As soon as I found out my first baby’s gender, I had already started planning his baptism. After his baptism, I start planning his first birthday. I felt then that I needed to plan ahead because I wanted to do things myself and was afraid I’d have to source unique items from abroad or make things. And between breastfeeding, playtime, doctor’s visits, wife duties and work–who has the time to plan and execute a party, right?

Iago 1st Bday

Yes, the easy way out is to just hire someone to do everything, but I guess that’s just not my style. As much as I can, I like to DIY. It allows me (and anybody!) to put my own little spin to my special occasions.

I will save the details and learnings from planning those parties for another entry. For now, I just wanted to share that I realize, that DIYing is simple when:
– you have easy access to materials and party supplies
– you find ideas to jumpstart your own creativity

And that’s why, my friends and I decided to start Festivity. To give you easy access to both basic and unique party supplies (many of our stuff are sourced from the US and the UK!). And to give you ideas on how to put things together to put your own unique spin to your parties! The best part? You can do all this while sitting at home or during office breaks. With just a a few clicks, you can plan your party, sit back and wait for the fun stuff to arrive at your doorstep.

And on a selfish note, it will now be so much easier now for me to plan parties for my boys, showers for my friends, birthdays for friends…

– Christine

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