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Do you have party planning questions? Need more unique ideas for your upcoming theme party? Feel to submit your questions (see below) and we’ll be happy to help. I have partnered with expert party planner Krista Blaes from DetailsMakeTheParty.com. She has graciously agreed to answer your party questions and provide tips and tricks to make your party a hit.

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Here’s a little bit about Krista:

During her ten plus years of marketing and event planning, she has handled everything from small birthday parties to corporate galas. Her experience working in both the non-profit and corporate arenas has trained her to design and create events with small and large budgets. She is currently a corporate event planner and truly enjoys her career.

She has been blessed with an endless amount of creativity and themed parties are the perfect outlet for her talents. She shines the most when allowed free reign to think not just outside of, but way beyond the box!


So please, ask away. Krista is highly talented and willing to answer your challenging party questions.

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food for a theme "Musical" 21st birthday party 
our daughter turns 21 mid year and wants her 21st to be a costumed "musicals" party. we are going to serve cocktails, champagne etc on entry but what …

Craft party favor for a 7 yr old Birthday 
My son is turning 7 this weekend. We are having a mixed age group party to a pizza place that also has a game room. What is a craft the kids could …

Cousins Reunion 
Looking to having a reunion for cousins and their families - ranging in age 58 down Planning in a warm location with beach etc. Need a theme …

How to use shoes as a party theme 
My daughter will be 40 in May. She loves shoes.The bakery is making her cake with a shoe on top the body of the cake will be the shape of a shoe box …

beach theme 
hi pinky here i would love to know what colours could i use for the year end function that im planning Read Krista’s answer: click the next link …

21st born again boy 
Hi I'm looking for a theme and color for my sons 21st birthday Read Krista’s answer: click the next link below

21st birthday party planning 
I'm turning 21 this year and m a young hip, adventurous gal whu kovs trying crazy new things and , lets jus say that i want mi birthdae party to be …

Going away party 
Me and my cousin are like best friends but My cousin is moving to Virginia and im throwing her a party before she moves but i don't know what kind of …

Would these decorations work? 
The hollywood backdrop would be on the wall of the dance-floor that the arch was not on. The arch would be gold and clear. If they do not work, what …

bachelor party 
i am going to get married in month of may .... so i am planning to give a theme based bachelor party to my friends kindly suggest me some theame and …

Vodka Promotion 
Its a new vodka launched in the indian market company wants to do a party with media coverage & Party should be high profile which ll help in promoting …

year 6 end of year parent and students dinner party theme 
year 5 put on dinner and students serve the meals would like ideas Read our answer: click the next link below

Wording for my Dad's 75 birthday party invitaions 
My dad is 75 in March and my family and I are having a 75th party for him in New York. I am trying to think of some good wording for his invitation. …

Social Security themed birthday party 
My girlfriend is turning 62 next month and I want to do a Social Security themed party. I have a few ideas but can't find any decorations or ideas …

bachelor party ideas 
WE ARE ABOUT 20 AND WE ARE PLANNING TO DO A BACHELOR PARTY FOR MY SISTER SHE'S 26 AND WE NEED TO DO SOMETHING VERY SPECIAL ANY ADVICE?? Read our …

21st birthday party ideas 
my friend is trying to plan a 21st for her bf when he comes down next month. He will be 21 and she wants to do something really good but different …

Mystical fantasy 21st birthday party 
My daughter wants her 21st,s themebto be Mystical Fantasys. I haven't got a clue where to start. Please help Tks Read our answer: click the …

Nightclub party theme 
I am making a party in a nightclub which can take up to 500 people... I need some good and new theme to make people come now, and come again, becouse …

I don't know what to do for my 13th birthday! 
I really want to do something EXTREMELY fun and very cheap. Nothing way to expensive but nothing to cheap. I have been thinking of limo rides and scavenger …

A Decade of Excellence 
Our school is getting ready to celebrate it's 10th anniversary. We have 1,200 students and have a theme each year and our theme will be "A Decade of …

21st party for a girl 
what theme color can i use? what kiond of a cake do i need? what can i wear? Read our answer: click the next link below

Beatles Party 
Im Turning 13 on March 10th I LOVE The Beatles so much is there a way i could incorporate them into my party that everyone will enjoy just not the ones …

80's theme birthday party 
hi there i was wondering if you could help me i am trying to organise my partners 30th birthday he wants an 80's theme but i am having trouble trying …

Decorations for a Golf Theme party including photos 
I am on an Event and Wedding planner course and one of my assignment is to plan a surprise party for a 60th Bithday, they don't want a theme but would …

birthday cake 
My son is turning 18 but doesnt like cakes? any ideas for a substitute?? he isnt a sweet tooth at all Read Krista’s answer: click the next link …

Informal Christmas Party 
I have two questions; 1)Is it okay to have a Christmas/Anniversary party? Our anniversary falls on the only day we can have the Christmas party. 2)Is …

retro party 
I want to organise a retro party at my place and would like to get some ideas for decorations Read Krista’s answer: click the next link below

End of Alimony Payment Party 
We would like to have a small dinner party to celebrate the end of my husband's alimony payments. We want to use what would be the next payment to …

what cocktails did people drink in the 80s in australia. 
trying to find out what drinks and coctails were drunk in the 80s in australia any help would be great thanks Craig Read Krista’s answer: click …

Innkeeper Party 
Here's one you probably don't hear every day!!! I was put in charge of our Women's Christmas party at church. I am free to take charge, but the entertainment …

21st party decorations 
I've hired the v.i.p area of my local nightclub so other people other than who i've invited will be in the main area of the club, but i dont know how …

50th suprise birthday party 
I'm throwing a suprise 50th birthday for my mom at my dad's house. They are divorced, but are very good friends. We are trying to figure out how to …

HOW DO I GET MY RELATIVES AND HIS FRIENDS TO MINGLE 
We just got engaged and i like his relatives jst fine but they tend to keep to themselves and i want my family to get to know his and my friends and …

18th Birthday Party Theme 
Hi, I'm Martina from Italy, I want to throw a special 18th birthday party, here all 18th parties are the same,everyone is dressed in an elegant suit …

Bingo theme party for 90th birthday 
it is my nans 90th birthday on boxing day and i need ideas for her suprise party.She loves bingo so i wanted to use this as my theme for her party.She …

Two parties in one! 
My sister and I celebrate our birthday 10days apart. This year I'm turning 21 and she is turning 30. We would like to have a party together. Any ideas …

Oscar award ideas 
Hi there, I am planning a surprise birthday party for my boyfriend. The theme is Hollywood and it's going to be fancy dress - film characters. I …

Golf theme birthday party 
Hi Krista! Thank you for taking the time to help me answer my question. I need to decorate my Uncle's 50th birthday party. It suppose to be semi-formal …

Neighborhood block party 
We have a neighborhood party every year, and last year, I was nominated to host it this year. The summer has come and gone and now I was reminded of …

Foods to serve for a January theme party 
Our church celebrates an "Everybody's Birthday Party" with themes for each of the 12 months. I'm looking for foods to serve that represent the month …

teachers day party 
we want to know about decoration slogan &some points about how to anchor party Read Krista’s answer: click the next link below

Pilot airplane theme party 
I want to give a party for my husband. He is a pilot, has been one since he was 17, and has recently achieved 10,000 hours in flight time, a big occasion …

Boyfriend's 28th Birthday Party Ideas 
I am trying to get some ideas for my boyfreinds 28th birthday! He has a November birthday and I'm not sure what to do. I would like to do something …

25th Birthday Party Ideas 
My daughter will be 25 in November. I'd like to throw her a party at home with a New York them for family and friends, but I don't have a lot of money …

Retirement party attire 
I am 52 years old I have been a self employed cafe owner (rented premises) for 14 years in this time I have emloyed many young people from the age of …

Entertaining 60th birthday party games and activities 
We are celebrating our mom's 60th bday on sept 11, 2010 and we want to bring in a unique style of celebrating her b'day like throwing spot surprise …

20th birthday party and graduation 
what should i do for my 20th birthday/graduation party theme? Read Krista’s answer: click the next link below

Wild wig party 
We are a wig salon. The party is for a private wig sale event for our friends and customers. We want them to have fun and experience the wonderful …

Bikers and babes theme 
I will be throwing a bikers and babes theme party next May and want to plan now. I will be renting a hall-I have people coming from out of town-there …

1st Birthday Pool Party Ideas 
I have an 8 month old baby girl that I am trying to plan a party for in about 4 months. I have a pool party reserved but I would like to see if you …

Block Party For Adult Community Residents 
I live in an adult community and we want to have a block party. We need a real "catchy" theme to bring people out and peak their interest. We are looking …

Grow Old With Me..Anniversary party theme 
I love this Robert Browning poem and was wondering if there was someway to turn it into a theme for an anniversary party. Do you have any ideas? …

Anniversary party idea Help!!! 
I am trying to plan our 25th anniv party. I want something different. we are renting a hall and having a catered dinner and dj. I can't decide in a …

21st birthday party ideas 
ideas for cards ideas for catering ideas for themes Not to expensive Read Krista’s answer: click the next link below

my husband and mom are a day apart should i combine a party? 
my mom is in her 70s my husband 40s,, they are a day a part in july,,,also his brother will be in town.. not sure if i should have a party for just …

60th birthday party theme ideas 
our best friend is turning 60.can you suggest a theme for a surprise party for her? She is very energetic. there will be 40 people at an italian restaurant …

My baby boy's first b'day party 
I want to go for Disney theme & want to know how can I arrange decorations, Invitations, game & food according to the theme. Read Krista’s answer: …

Black and white theme party decorations 
Im having a black and white theme party and im unsure on the decorations . See im coming in nice bright colours to stand out as its my 21st. so my …

A Personal Touch Group Momento 
Hi Krista, I have two questions. First, I need a great idea for a 60's birthday party for my special male friend. I'd like it to be both fun but …

summer super bash ! 
i really want to have a party and i want itto be the greatesat party that anyone has every gone to , i am not for sure what i want as a theme but i …

Non-profit theme idea 
Hi, I'm planning a 10 year anniversary party for a non-profit. Any suggestions as to what a theme could be? Thanks! Read Krista’s answer: click …

Beach House for a week-my turn to cook --WHAT?? 
34 family members at the beach. we are in teams. my team has friday night. Monday is steak, chicken kabobs; Tues.: "Fat Tues. Mardi Gras style". Wed. …

Black and White Party Theme Ideas 
imma have a big huge black and white party with a dj and everything but i dnt know were to start ????????????????? PLZ HELP! Read Krista’s answer: …

30th birthday ideas?? 
I'm not creative at all and my boyfriend is turning 30 on October 17th. Was hoping you could give me some ideas. His name is Jeremy and he is very …

Dress Code 
What should be the party dress code organised for celebrating success of a company? Read Krista’s answer: click the next link below

Black & White Party Theme Ideas 
I am planning my daughters 21st Birthday - with a Black and White Theme and I am needing ideas would like something really classy / elegant Read …

dessert party reception 
Can you provide some tips on how best to arrange a dessert table. My husband is being ordained and I am responsible for the reception for 50 plus people. …

1970 High School 40th reunion 
need ideas for our 40th reunion. I would greatly appreciate any help. Thank you Read Krista’s answer: click the next link below

moving party for my 14yr old daughter 
We are moving back to Louisiana. We have been in Nebraska for a little over 3 years. My daughter has made wonderful friends here and It is going to …

beatles theme 
i want to throw a surprise 60th party with the 60s beatles theme. Can you give me some ideas?

A Vanilla flavoured bride to be....... 
Hi Party Planner! My friend is getting married in a month's time, and I am the one to plan the Kitchen tea / hen party / pamper party...something …

Graduation celebration - X (as in MMX or 2010) is what is required as the theme 
Hi, I'm in desperate need of some ideas for an ALL NIGHT GRAD PARTY (ANGP) for our high school. The committee came up with the theme X.....????? How …

16th birthday party theme ideas and location? 
hi, i am looking at having a 16 party, but i am unsure of where to have it or if i should have a theme or not? themes make it fun so i have to think …

Spa Party  
Hi my daughter is turnning 12 years old and she is going to the spa with her 2 best friends to get manicures and then coming back to my house and having …

75th Birthday Party for Italian Mom 
My Mom is turning 75 years old this coming June/2010 & we want to have a party in her honour in a Restaurant. Being Italian we want to have the theme …

Golf Outing Party Theme 
I'm in charge of my companies golf outing and want to have a fun theme in order to raise sponsorships and attenedance. I need to stay away from any …

Theme party ideas for 13 year old 
My daughter is having her 13th birthday in May and i have NO CLUE what we should have for the Theme. Could you please help!?!? Read Krista’s answer: …

Mother's Night Out Party 
I am hosting a low budget mothers night at my house for about 15-20 friends. I have also invited friends who make a living by selling goods out of …

Ideas for a graduation/moving away party 
I am planning a High School Graduation/Moving Picnic for June. Shortly after my daughter graduates we are moving to Oregon from New Hampshire. We …

The color of background for taking pictures 
My cousin is having a black and white 50th birthday party. She wants me to take photographs of those who want to take pictures. What I would like to …

costumes for italian theme party 
we are aparty of 5 senior ladies that take turns hosting a themed party. We are called MEGS (stands for meet, eat and games. We started in June 2008 …

25th wedding Anniversary 
I am having a small 25th wedding anniversay in the banquet room of a Casino. I only wanted to invite family. I also hired a one man band to sing …

theme party name 
im having a dress up 21st party and im not having a theme we're all just dressing up as bees, cops, prisoners minnnie mouse, strawberries etc. not sure …

Grecian Paradise Prom 
My daughter's senior class is planning an ancient greece prom. We are having a problem locating a resonably priced lightweight life sized statue to …

Rock N Roll party. 
For the party to be more fun, I decided to make some contests, but I'm having a hard time thinking of any contests.. The ages at my party would be from …

Administrative Professionals/Secretary's Day party 
Help! I need help coming up with a theme for a 10th annual Secretary's Reception. We're trying to make it more special this year since it is the 10th …

Motorcycle group anniversary party ideas 
Scheduled one year anniversary of start up of Touring motorcycle group soon. Chapter logo is based around boomerang with wings. Any ideas for theme/ …

15th birthday party ideas 
i would like to do something fun and I'm a girl. Nothing that costs a lot Read Krista’s answer: click the next link below

Sex In the City Bridal Shower 
"The Aunts" are giving our niece a "Sex in the City" theme bridal shower. We're doing posters and her pics in magazine covers. Our favors will be chocolate …

13 year old party ideas 
im turning 13 in a couple days and i have many party ideas running through my mind i cant pick one!!! and it needs to be inexpensive but i can only …

A girls' night out! 
My friend and I want to host a sort of theme party. Last fall we had a fondue party and it was a total hit! We'd like to do something similar to kick …

disco fever party 
i need 5 symbols that were in the 70's disco Read Krista’s answer: click the next link below

75th birthday party ideas for my grandmother 
WE DONT HAVE ANY IDEAS FOR THE THEME, FAVORS, AND COLORS. WE NEED HELP!!!!!! Read our answer to this question: click the next link below

Fortune 100 best places to work celebration lunch 
The company I work for made the Fortune 100 Best Places to Work list for the 3rd year in a row. I am organizing a lunch party for around 150 people. …

Angels and Demons Party Theme Decorating 
The theme is going to be angels and demons. I've already though of how to make my party invitations. I'm giong to print the invitations and then let …

Do you think we need music! 
Do we need to kick up the party and get music, or should we just relax and chill without the music, Well now YOU can pick. By the way it will not be …

21st birthday party with family and friends 
My 21st birthday party is in a couple of weeks. I want to do something that includes friends and family. Not everyone is over 21, and I'm also not …

Olympic Winter Games Theme 
we are going to invite around 14 twelve year olds and we are trying to think up some fun party ideas and games. We are thinking that they will play …

help!! 
i am planning my best friends stagette party in june and i am just wondering if someone has been to one or planned one before. i have only been to one …

Winter Party Theme? 
So my church youth group is having a party this Saturday. We want to have a good theme, but can't think of anything good for a theme since it's winter. …

21st party theme 
im just turning 21 i love to party but every party seems to be the same im looking for something that will make partying fun again. my party is gonna …

Party for charity 
My friends and I are part of a non-profit organization that is sponsoring a cotillion this year. In order to raise money for it we have decided to throw …

high school graduation party 
my best friend is graduating from high school this year and i want to throw her an AMAZING party. i already know she wants one and i want to make it …

Surprise party advice for 21st birthday party 
A friend of mine is turning 21 in two weeks time and she hasn't had a birthday party before and she is very reserved I want to throw a surprise birthday …

what to wear 
I'm going to a party call northern lights. i'm suppose to dress semi-formal with bright colors. i"m not sure how to do it without over doing it? Thanks …

21 st birthday party 
Hey I am turning 21 in July and its in the middle of winter and what type of party should I give, please help me!!!!!!! Read Krista’s answer: click …

Need help planning something? 
I need help planning a party for my 15 year old and she loves getting her nails done so i need help, were should she have a party? Read Krista’s …

purple and red party 
hello party planner I was originally planning a 25th birthday party with the colors purple and red but I'm having trouble finding tablecloth linens …

Clue murder mystery party 
We are planning a Clue themed mystery party for January 16th. We have 8 people coming in costume: Butler Mrs. White Miss Scarlett Mrs. Peacock …

Pimp and hoe  
hey im havin a pimp and hoe party for my 20th i hav no idea wat to decorate the house in do u hav any ideas?? Read Krista’s answer: click the …

Oscar awards theme party games? 
Hey I'm planning on making an Oscar awards themed party but i dont know what to do for the invitations or how to decorate the setting of the party and …

40th birthday party - 80s party theme 
Would like it a 80's theme. need ideas for decor and menu... Read Krista’s answer: click the next link below

10 year anniversary party for staff at an elementary school 
We are celebrating 10 years of success. Need ideas about food, decorating.... Read Krista’s answer: click the next link below

40th birthday party menu ideas 
Hi, My friend is turning forty this year on Christmas Eve. I am trying to make it extra special for him. When I was a kid i went to a 40th birthday …

Theme for cocktail party 
I want to have a cocktail party and I want it to be fun and and I need a theme please help me. Read Krista’s answer: click the next link below …

minnie mouse's candyland  
hello my daughter loves minnie mouse well candy too so am tryin 2 figure out how 2 do centerpieces??if u could give me an idea??? Read Krista’s …

Holiday party favors /grab bag 
I am making a grab bag holiday party. Any ideas of a theme i can make everyone revolve their gifts around. Attending the event will be all 20's-30's …

Sesame Street/New Year 40th birthday idea? 
Hi. My husband's 40th birthday is New Year's eve, and this is ALSO the 40th B-day for Sesame Street, a show he LOVED as a kid. We always have a …

Christmas party themes 
I’m having a Christmas party for a friend in a couple of weeks? Can you give me a few ideas for fun Christmas party themes? Read Krista’s answer: …

Costume Party Seeker 
Well, I'm turning 13 this year and I really wanted to go to this resort overnight with about 11 other girls. Well my mom doesn't think it's such a good …

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Q- i cant seem to find the huge background posters you see in picsd at clubs A- Depending on what images you are looking for, Allposters has …

Mexican party theme Not rated yet
Q- Mexican rice salad and margeritas how do i decorate? A- Decorate the party using red, white, and green, the colors of the Mexican flag. …



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