Give Your Photos Stories Podcast | 007 Parties


In this episode of Give Your Photos Stories we’re looking at photos of Parties with guests Marcia Fortunato, Rosann Santos-Elliott and Gretchen Henninger.

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Marcia Fortunato | website | facebook | pinterest


Rosann Santos-Elliott  | website | twitter | facebook | pinterest

scan0003 Celebrate by Rosann Santos | Get It Scrapped

Gretchen Henninger | website


Debbie Hodge website | twitter | facebook | pinterest | youtube | instagram

Debbie Hodge party photos

3 Responses to Give Your Photos Stories Podcast | 007 Parties

  1. Katie Scott February 24, 2014 at 11:46 am #

    Just listened over the weekend.

    My party evolution: When our kids were smaller we used to have tons of parties – not only kid birthday parties but also frequent Friday night parties for adults and/or whole families would come over, we’d have a band, caterer and a full liquor bar; we used to blend our professional and personal lives in the parties and they were a lot of fun. But over time and with the downturn in the economy, we decided to spend less on parties and have them less frequently; and for the past couple years we’ve only had a handful of parties. Funniest thing is that my son, who always said he hated the noise of the parties and who would often lock himself in his room and/or go over to his Grammy’s house next door and who never wants a birthday party; he has been asking why we don’t have all the people over anymore and he tells us that he misses seeing us have fun with our friends at the parties!

    I should probably make a page about this evolution of our party life, but I guess I’m sort of waiting for the desire to throw parties to come back before I do – otherwise it just seems a bit sad right?

    Any suggestion on how to deal with a story that used to be fun and now not so much?

    • Rosann March 3, 2014 at 8:41 pm #

      Perfect example of not appreciating something until it’s gone. Maybe you can talk about how you celebrate today. Just because the party is smaller or less frequent doesn’t mean it isn’t as meaningful. It’s still a meaningful event in a different format. Perhaps now you just go out to dinner or cut a cake with a smaller group. It’s still special. It’s not the size or quantity, it’s the quality. I have had big, small and none at all. What always stands out and is consistent is the core group that shows up whether it’s a high end celebration on Park Avenue or a get together at my house with wings and beer. My 2 cents. :)

  2. Melissa Gross March 7, 2014 at 5:54 pm #

    Enjoyed listening to y’all’s party stories while I scrapped today. I have a few photos from a couple of my birthday parties as a kid (I don’t remember having very many parties). I definitely couldn’t document every birthday – that would be awesome though. We had a huge family get-together here a few years ago for Christmas and I scrapped a ton of those photos recently; it was so fun to re-live the memories of such a good time.

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