There was something magical about being a child. Imagination was not something we had to give up, but something that was nurtured. We played dress up and dreamed of our futures. Tiaras were worn with holey jeans and stick guns. Sadly much has changed in the world for our children in the realm of pretend, but I firmly believe as CS Lewis did when he said, "When I became a man I put away childish things, including the fear of childishness and the desire to be very grown up!"
Every year that I grow older, I long more for the days of make believe and pretend. I think that I probably have more dress up clothes now than I did as I child. Whether it is for my steam punk costume with corset and parasol, or my flamenco skirt for a Dia de los Muertos Halloween party, or my fantastically fun 50's dress for a Mad Men New Years cocktail party, I am constantly adding pieces and accessories to my ever growing costume closet, (yes, I have a costume closet, much to my husband's chagrin).
And while my husband is a great lover of me and rolls his eyes and shakes his head at my crazy schemes, my partner in crime is my dear friend, Chastity who takes my crazy and runs naked down the street with it! She doesn't balance me out, but tips me off the edge. We have spouses to bring us back down to earth, but together her and I will conquer the world in corsets and lace gloves.
And so, when it was suggested that we start our own party planning company, we said, "Heck ya. We have to support our costume habit somehow!"
Join us, would you? This journey is going to be a blast and there is so much we want to do for you! Let's chat together and share ideas! Let's put away the fear of childishness and have some fun!