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About Smart Party Planning

Hi, I’m Catherine.  Welcome to my blog!

I’m so happy that you stopped by and I appreciate the time you have taken to browse my site.

I hope you that you feel inspired to create your own special occasions.

I lOVE entertaining.  But aside from the entertaining, I also love the planning process.

I love to create, plan and organize every little detail of a party; the process gives me a buzz of excitement.

You could say that this blog is my creative outlet.

About this blog:

I have found that the easiest way to plan a party is to have a structure.  I have created a party planning checklist which can be tailored to any party you wish to plan.  If you follow the checklist, then you can’t go wrong!

Simply download the checklist and use it over and over again with each and every party you hold.

Did I mention that it’s FREE?  Grab your copy now, you won’t regret it.

A Little Bit About Me:

I have a background in Social Work and have been practicing since 2000.  It’s as far from party planning as you can get!

I am married and I have one gorgeous daughter who makes me smile each and every day.

I am still working part time as a social worker, and part time in blogging.  My goal is to progress to full time blogging in the near future so that I can be a full time stay at home mum.

Meet my family:

Catherine Holt on Smart Party Planning

How This Blog Began:

At the time of commencing maternity leave I was fortunate enough to discoverLearn How to Blog“. This program that took me through each stage of the blogging process and taught me how to create a blog from scratch, turning my passion into a career.

It is incredibly exciting to know that I can do what I love, from my home with my daughter, at the same time as giving others ideas and inspiration to create magical events for their own families and friends.

What You Will Find Here:

If you are planning a party this should be your number 1 stop!

This is party planning made easy, with inspiration for party themes, decoration ideas and most importantly food!

We have a team of blog contributors who delight us each week with a new and exciting recipe, plus everything you find here will be super easy to replicate.

I am a busy mum and I understand that you are busy too.  I know you don’t have hours to spend in the kitchen, or the budget to splash out on a party planner.  If you want something simple and easy, but something that will also make an impression, then we will have something for you here.

My E-Book

My first big accomplishment with Smart Party Planning was writing my ebook “Planning The Perfect Party“.  This is the easiest way to plan a party and one that is not going to blow your budget!

As mums we all want to plan those magical parties for our kids, but we don’t all have the skills or the money of Martha Stewart.  Or maybe you do….but certainly not the mums I have come across!

That’s where this ebook comes in.  It goes through all the things you need to think about, to leave you confident and in control of the entire planning process.

Planning The Perfect Party

My Etsy Store:

In July 2013 I opened up my Etsy store.  This was so incredibly exciting and it is now filled with party printables including:

  • Party Packs
  • Cupcake toppers
  • Banners
  • Chocolate bar wrappers
  • Beer and wine labels
  • Water Bottle Labels
  • Gift Tags

There are printables for every occasion.

Here is just a peek of what you will find inside.

Smart Party Planning Etsy Store

Everything in the store lands in your email folder immediately after purchase.

Gift giving and party styling couldn’t be easier!

What This Blog Is Not About:

I love to help other bloggers achieve their goals, but I don’t talk about that here.  In December 2013 I created a new site all about blogging.

If you are interested in learning more about blogging, please head over to Blogging Tips 101 where you will find everything you need to know to get you started on the right path.

Let’s Connect:

I share all the latest happenings from the blog on my Social Media Profiles AND MORE…….

You can find me on Facebook, Twitter, PinterestGoogle+ and Tsu.  I would love to see you there!

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Thank you for sharing this journey with me, and encouraging me to create.  Enjoy your party planning, and I hope you will find yourself inspired!


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