Next to preparing raw foods, planning and preparing for parties is yet another passion of mine. I don’t need an excuse to throw a party but if I did need one, I could come up with one in a heart beat! I have thrown bridal showers, Chinese dinner parties, Pizza Cook Off parties, Hollywood parties, Halloween…the list goes on. I have thrown the famous “Turning 40, Turning 50, Turning 16, Turning 18, Turning 21” parties, those milestone parties are important by all means but don’t limit yourself traditions. Do you remember your 31st birthday or your 27th? Why not surprise someone with a special party that they will never forget. These parties are usually done on a budget and within my own home. Never be afraid to turn an ordinary occasion into something extraordinary. Just express yourself, let those artistic juices flow and get busy being creative.