Articles by Phyllis Cambria

Phyllis Cambria is an international award-winning party, wedding and event planner and co-author with Patty Sachs of several popular party and wedding planning books including "The Complete Idiot's Guide to Throwing a Great Party" (Alpha Books/Macmillan) and "The Pocket Idiot's Guide to Choosing a Caterer" (Alpha Books/Penguin). She also is the Miami Wedding Planning Examiner on the Examiner.com website.

Phyllis has been the national media spokesperson for Coors, Cuisinart, Louis Kemp and other major companies and has spoken internationally on parties, weddings and events. With Patty Sachs, she is the co-owner of PartyPlansPlus.com and WeddingPlansPlus.com.

Phyllis is happily married and lives in South Florida.

Aloha! Sail Over to Our Luau!

Everybody loves a luau and with this party plan you’ll be able to throw a great party whether it’s on the beach, in your backyard or in your living room. Aloha! Invitations: Remove the leaves from a silk tropical flower stem. Cut leaf shapes from green construction paper. Write your invitation wording on the leaves ... Read More »

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Aloha! Sail Over to Our Luau!

Asian Theme Party Ideas

Take your guests on an exciting adventure to Shanghai, Bangkok, Hanoi, Seoul, Singapore, Tokyo and beyond with this fabulous Asian theme party! Invitations Write the invitation details as a tag to attach to a teabag. Insert a paper cocktail umbrella in your invitation. Type your invitation on a long slip of paper and insert it ... Read More »

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Asian Theme Party Ideas

Patriotic Parties – Be True to the Red, White and Blue

Whether you’re celebrating the Fourth of July, Memorial Day, Labor Day, Veterans Day, Election Day, Presidents Day or sending off or welcoming home a member of the armed forces, here’s a patriotic party plan that will have your guests saluting you and the red, white and blue. Invitations: Use clip art of “Uncle Sam” to ... Read More »

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Patriotic Parties – Be True to the Red, White and Blue

Ahoy Matey! Come Aboard For a Pirate Party!

Whether you’re a fan of the popular “Pirates of the Caribbean” movie series or just want to have some nautical fun, a buccaneer pirate party is a great theme for adults and kids alike. Invitations Send a message in a bottle. Remove the label from a plastic soda or water bottle. Insert a small amount ... Read More »

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Ahoy Matey! Come Aboard For a Pirate Party!

Dance Party – The Rhythm’s Gonna Get You

Dance has never been more popular with movies and TV shows enthralling millions of viewers. That makes a dance theme party a great and fun choice for your next celebration. INVITATIONS Write out your party facts on a CD label. Attach to a blank CD or create your own party mix of songs to invite ... Read More »

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Dance Party – The Rhythm's Gonna Get You

Host a Fiesta for Cinco de Mayo!

Shake your maracas and put on a sombrero because it’s fiesta time! Whether you want to celebrate Mexican culture on May 5th or you want to create a fiesta any time of the year, here are some fast, fun and affordable ideas for a Cinco de Mayo party. Invitations Affix your invitation to a packet ... Read More »

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Host a Fiesta for Cinco de Mayo!

Baby Shower Games – Gifts, Giggles and Grins

As much fun as it is to watch the soon-to-be mom (and possibly dad) open gifts at a baby shower, it is important to have other activities available for your guests to break up the gift-opening action. Here are some game ideas that guests will love. I’m Eating What? Soak the labels off of six ... Read More »

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Baby Shower Games – Gifts, Giggles and Grins

Race Car Party – Rev Up Your Engines for Fun

Invitations Add race car clip art to your invitation stock and attach or insert an old car key (or a toy key) to the invitation with a note – “Here’s your key to a super race!” Encourage guests to come dressed in either racing gear or wearing a tee shirt and/or hat of their favorite ... Read More »

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Race Car Party – Rev Up Your Engines for Fun

Hippity Hop to these Fun Easter Games and Party Tips

Here are some fun Easter activities that will keep the kids happy and busy doing something other than loading themselves up with chocolate rabbits, jelly beans and other sugary treats. You’ll also find some tips that will show you how to be the best host “any-bunny” has ever seen. Pin the Tail on the Bunny ... Read More »

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Hippity Hop to these Fun Easter Games and Party Tips

Think Green for Earth Day and Save Green All Year

It’s easy to go green and save money when you buy your party supplies in bulk so that they can be used for a multitude of parties and gatherings throughout the year. When you buy plates, cups, serving supplies and decorations for Christmas (especially if you can get them at huge savings at after-Christmas sales), ... Read More »

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Think Green for Earth Day and Save Green All Year