Thursday, 18 August 2011

When life throws you a curveball

Well hello there my lovelies,It's Thursday night (I think - the school holidays have me totally confused as to what day it is) and my daughter is watching a Smurfs DVD so I thought I would sit down and put my thoughts down on the page.
Well I've finally finished work and despite the fact that I've known for almost a year that my job would go, when the moment actually arrives and you find yourself walking out of work for the last time, it's quite an anticlimax! So now the rest of my life beckons and that means my new business Since the website was launched in May the response to my product has been phenomenal and I'm really proud of how far I've come in such a short space of time.
The original plan was to enter the kids party market and test the water for a year or so before moving into other directions but I've been approached by so many people wanting so many things that I have launched loads of new products already and no matter where I am I'm constantly thinking of the next (today it was the new Hen Parties in a Box which I found myself thinking about in the frozen pizza aisle in Tesco!).
So far our portfolio now consists of kids parties in a box, girls sleepovers in a box (I love these!), milestone parties (complete with Swag Bags for the guests to take home), wedding activity bags, activity bags for long journeys, pre wedding slumber parties. The new products have not been added to the website yet because I have plans in that department, which I will be revealing very soon. So if you want to find out more just pop me an email on
I know it's early days and I don't want to count my chickens and all that but I feel very positive about the business and life in general.
So my advice is that when life throws you a curveball, grab it and run with it because it might just be a good thing.
Speak soon friends (pop across and say hi on Twitter @maxine_johnston or Personalised Parties on FB - I love to chat and alway happy to discuss your party needs!)


  1. Great that you have come so far in such a short time well done mumma x

  2. Just had a look at the website and the pics, well done, I really love the idea! And the tableware and ballons are awesome and I'm sure the kids enjoy the craft part of the pack!



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