Categories: New Year’s Eve Party Invitations

New School Year, New Year* and New School

Yikes! I really don’t know where the summer has gone. Besides, an unplanned “staycation” in Modena, Italy (the land of balsamic vinegar and tortelloni) and our annual trip to Toronto and NYC to visit friends and family, we seem to have spent most of the summer at the Santa Monica YMCA. Yes. The Y. My daughter was enrolled in camp and swim class. I felt like I lived there — dropping her off, picking her up and going back for swim class — every day. But camp and swim class are over. We have had a few lazy, unscheduled days before my daughter starts a new preschool. Last Spring, I made the agonizing decision to take my daughter out of her super-small and loving preschool to put her in a neighborhood school that is TWO blocks away and offers a better opportunity to be part of a community.

With the new school year and a new school comes the need to buy back-to-school items. Being a big Hello Kitty fan myself, I couldn’t help but get her a new Hello Kitty lunch box. I also had to pick up a sleeping bag for nap time. How could I deny her a Disney princess bag?


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Ten Tips for Planning a Great New Year’s Eve Party

New Year's Party Invitation

I’ve never been one to wait in long line-ups, particularly on New Year’s Eve. Instead, I opt to bring my close friends to our house. All it takes to throw a great New Year’s Eve party is the right attitude and a little organization, which starts with getting your holiday party invitations out in a timely manner. [read more]