How to Throw an Amazing Yet Easy Party – Free E-Book

How to Throw an Amazing Yet Easy Party – Free E-Book

How to Throw an Amazing Yet Easy Party – Free E-Book

What’s in a Good Party?

We throw parties to mark a momentous occasion, or for someone special to us; but really good parties mainly have the guest in mind. In days when we are all too busy, when we truly slow down and come together, our parties are our thank you to those we love. Throw a party from that perspective, you’re guests (and you!) will walk away with a memory of an experience, not just a gathering. Here are three things to keep in mind when throwing an amazing party your guests will leave raving about, plus the full 20 page E-Book outlining all my party secrets below!

Decorate For Experience

Before you look up and around for areas to decorate, make a plan with experience in mind. Where will beverages and food be served? What tables will be the focal point? What will guests see when they enter your home or party location? Focus on those areas to make decor go further. My tip, utilize inexpensive balloons, candy, and streamers in modern ways to make your decor dollars stretch. 

Themes Are Everything

Pick a theme, but do it right. Your theme should set the tone for your decor, your invites, the food you serve and more. The difference between a chotchky themed party and a beautifully designed one, is to keep imagery or characters at a minimum. Add variety to your color scheme, keeping true to your main idea. How do we do that? Instead of everything being red and white striped in the circus party we threw, I added pops of color in subtle ways. Look at how the confetti subtly introduces new colors, stands, or food. See how the candy colors compliment the predominant red and white stripes, yet add to the theme? If you’re throwing a character or print theme, what NOT TO DO, is have every item with that one character or print. For instance, if you’re doing a purple unicorn theme, add two more complimentary colors to your napkins, cupcake frosting, maybe the balloons or streamers! Have at least three colors introduced, three is more pleasing to the eye. Also, think of elements that add to the experience of the theme. I had tickets everywhere, to really make the party carnival/circus like.

Basically, pick a focus of your theme, and add complimentary colors and patterns to add depth and avoid a dull repetitive decor theme.  

Fun For Kids & Adults

When your guests arrive, get something into their hands! Drink- check. Food- check. Favors? Yes- check! A great party is when the adults and the kids can both have fun! The biggest challenge is allowing parents to relax when we’re all chasing our littles around. Give favor boxes to younger guests when they enter the door. It helps to keep them busy while Mom & Dad unwind, grab a beverage, and say hello to everyone. Especially for shy kiddos, they’ll have something in their hands to focus on instead of being overwhelmed by a big crowd of strangers.

Bonus: Have kid safe areas where the little ones can wander and collect more goodies for their boxes, just in sight of where parents can relax. 


Self Serving Yet Cute!


One of the BIGGEST LESSONS I learned for throwing a flawlessly easy party, was to not over-host! What does that mean? It means having a ton of guests and running around like a chicken with your head cut off. Ha! 


If I could go back in time, I would teach myself this little secret.


  Create multiple self-serve stations at your party, Ms. Chelsey! But they have to be inviting- instead of ‘buffet boring- like this host is lazy’ like. 


How do we do that? Make these stations cute, and part of the experience! Add little details that will wow your guest and make the experience more fun! How cute is this popcorn station? 

Separate your stations so that guests don’t overcrowd an area, and make them easy to grab! For this party I had a two snack stations, a juice/soda/water spot, an adult beverage dispenser inside the kitchen (away from little kids’ reach) and the main meal was served in another area.

Make each area special, with decor, or options to customize their needs. For drinks, add colorful straws, beverage napkins, and garnishing options. Little slice of lemon and a sprig of mint, yes please! 

Every Detail Counts

Little details make a big punch! You don’t have to spend hundreds to customize elements of your party. My favorite custom go-to for every party are custom candy bars and water bottles. Even my invites are custom designed to match the party. It’s easier and less expensive than you would think! To find out how to customize your party for that extra WoW factor, download the Complete Party Guide!

The 2019 Party Guide- Complete Edition

A lot goes into planning a party, but to make it easy I broke down all of the details, into an easy to navigate Party Guide- 2019 Edition. 

The 20 page guide has everything from 

A full schedule breakdown for when to start planning, how to schedule your planning and more. 

Want more insights for how to theme your party, and ideas on how to incorporate your theme? Check out ten party theme ideas with inspiration for how to craft your own theme! 

Where do you grab your decor, for less? All my decor secrets are inside!

Learn where to go to customize and create your very own invites, water bottles, and even candy bar party favors. 

Download the 2019 Complete Party Guide E-Book

The Complete Party Guide E-Book is usually regularly listed for $14.95, grab the whole 20 page edition for free for a limited time. 

Download your E-Book free for a limited time, and let me know what type of party you plan to throw? No idea? I have included three pages full of theme ideas, plus a full menu design to inspire you for your food choices and more! Make sure to tag me when you throw your parties to be featured on the blog and on Instagram or Facebook! Can’t wait to celebrate with you! 

Happy Party Throwing,



Chelsey <3


Decocrated Summer 2019 Box Opening & Review- Home Decor Subscription Box

Decocrated Summer 2019 Box Opening & Review- Home Decor Subscription Box

Decocrated Summer 2019 Box Opening & Review- Home Decor Subscription Box



I am beyond excited to introduce you to this season’s summer box by Decocrated.  If you want the whole scoop of what’s inside, every detail. check out the video below. Basically, I came across this subscription box last fall and fell in love. 


What’s Decocrated?


They send you a box every season, full of one of a kind and timeless decor items. 

They take the guess work out of what goes together, crate them up, and send them to your door. You can’t get these pieces in store. 


This box is all about summer dinner parties, entertaining, enjoying the sun, and so much more. However, it’s quite diverse. So far I’ve had the items  in my living room for remotes, a catch all for come home with keys and what-not. For picnics, in my guest bedrooms… You name it. Tested and approved.

Watch The Full Unboxing & Review 

Grab Your Box

I Know What You’re Wondering

How Many Pieces Inside?-

Nine! And each box always has at least 2-3 interchangeable pieces that reverse for a whole new look!


How Often?- 

Four, one box for every season. Right to your door with curated and timeless pieces. You can order one at a time or save and order the yearly package. 

How Much?-

Each season’s box is just $79.99. It’s a killer value because you couldn’t buy all that in store for that price. Plus you can’t even find these pieces in store. Use Code CHELSEY10 for $10 off (that’s my name) and get your first box for $69.99 plus a free gift too.

Final Verdict & Review


  • Love how the pieces come right to my door every season and takes the guess work out of decor.
  • We love how much we save decorating our home, each piece is basically under $9 each if you do the math.  Can’t find that value in store.
  • The pieces are unique, you literally cannot find them in stores. Nowadays, store bought items are so mass-produced that this is a great way to get unique items.
  • The pieces are so nicely made, hand crafted, and designed by designers like this season’s Jazz Doodle. 
  • The versatility of each item is awesome, from double sided decor to pieces that can go into almost any room
  • They do a beautiful job with the design booklet showing you how to decorate, how to use your pieces, they make it easy


The Decocrated Summer Box Get’s A Definite Seal Of Approval From The Mama Guide. 

                Xo, Chelsey

                    – The Mama Guide

The summer box was gifted to me from Decocrated for testing and review purposes. All of the opinons and statements are my own and my true beliefs about the product. I do not receive any compensation for my review. I simply share a product that I love so much and hope you will too. 

Why Decocrated Is The Hottest New Subscription Box On The Block

Why Decocrated Is The Hottest New Subscription Box On The Block

decocrated home decor subscription box



Hey Mama, picture this. You come home from a long day of errands, the holidays are approaching too quickly, and your to-do list of course, is endless. As you turn to unlock the front door and lug that purse off your arm, you see it. The warm pretty pink label shining up at you, saying the work has been done for you. Your big and pretty Decocrated box has arrived. All you have to do is peel back that tape, your decor is transformed for the season, adding that extra magic that turns a house into a home.


decocrated home decor subscription box



You know that feeling when you have an amazing surprise for someone that you know they’ll love, but it’s so hard to keep it a secret? That’s how I felt this past season keeping this a surprise! I teamed up Decocrated to bring you solutions that you asked for, and a gift for you as well! They provide you with seasonal decor boxes that work with any home style, to make your seasons more special. Their pieces are on trend, yet timeless, and take all the work out of home decor. They just make the magic for you.




We know that we want to decorate for every season, but sometimes there’s too much to do. What do we even buy? Especially on a family budget? We see all those beautiful mantels and tablescapes & want the same in our homes. That’s where Decocrated takes the guesswork out for you. They hand select the perfect pieces to send you each season, many of the pieces multi purpose.




Laying on top of your goodies is this 19 page booklet, super useful ways to quickly put your pieces to work. What will it pair with, you wonder?




Just refer to your element guide that goes above and beyond to simplify your decor placement. It doesn’t get any easier than this. Here is the look inside my full box of goodies. Don’t you love it? Plus, there is no way that I could have all the pieces below for the steal of a deal price they have. Target would have abused my debit card for this. Ha!




I know you were looking for it, where is your gift? I didn’t forget you! When Decocrated sent me this box, they also created a special discount code for my readers, just for you Mama!



So come spring, when the snow melts away, and your tulips start to peek, your very own pink labeled Decocrated box will be waiting on your porch to brighten your season too. That touch of magic for your home, that cozy sophistication. And believe me lady-lady, I have seen the spring box and am counting the days to receive mine.


Head over to to get your box too!


Until then my friend, Merry Christmas & Happy Holidays,

Xo Chelsey