Hi – I’m Ashley Acker, owner and editor of Parties365.com and I love throwing parties! Actually, I love being surrounded by friends and family, entertaining in my home and creating new memories, so I’m always up for being the hostess!
My love of celebrating goes all the way back to my childhood where my mom would make a big fuss over our birthdays. We’d always have special breakfasts and dinners and she never failed to bring out the “birthday banner.” In fact, she still has it today and if we’re at her place on or near our birthday, she hangs the old – but still shiny – “Happy Birthday” banner high on the wall for all to see.
She also worked hard to create magical spaces for birthday parties, transforming our home into another world to match the theme of the party. She’d make elaborate entryways where guests would feel like they were walking into Care-a-Lot for my Care Bear’s birthday party (that’s right, I’m an 80’s kid).
That love of entertaining stuck with me and now I throw whimsical parties for my kids, creating superhero cities where they can fight crime or princess wonderlands where they enter the kingdom walking over the moat on the drawbridge.
And it’s not just kid’s birthday parties… I love throwing grown up parties too! I married into a large family and with six sister-in-laws and 17 nieces and nephews, we always have something to celebrate!
Whether you’re looking for inspiration for your next birthday, shower or anniversary party, or want to host a beautiful girl’s night or dinner party at home, my goal is to help you do that easily, effortlessly and with less stress so you can enjoy your fabulous party with your guests!
Welcome to the party! I’m so glad you’re here!
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