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We’ve all experienced our fair share of party planning disasters…I certainly know I have. Breakdowns in communication, going over budget, disorganized information and pretty much all the joy taken out of the celebration is what inspired me to found BashBLOK. My main goal was to make event planning fun again by creating a web application for planners everywhere to save time, enjoy collaborating and keep all the details in one place.

Spring is juuuuust days away and if you are anything like team BashBLOK, you are loving the warmer weather, pretty flowers and colorful assortment of produce at the grocery store. With all this beauty we are inspired to go fresh and try new recipes as we have moved on from heavy holiday comfort food. Without neglecting your taste buds we are thrilled to share our top five light and easy recipes perfect for your Spring bash or...a night in.

February 20th has been officially named, "Love Your Pet Day." But let's get real. If you are a pet owner this holiday occurs on a daily basis. Growing up, my house had a steady stream of pets including dogs, cats, hamsters, fish and birds. Anytime we were petless, though always short lived, the house seemed empty and quite frankly, depressing. There is something truly magical about the bond we can establish with animals and what they can do for our overall wellbeing. This has become increasingly more apparent to me is recent years with my involvement with Canine Assistants, a non-profit organization which trains and provides service dogs for children and adults with physical disabilities or other special needs. I first started volunteering with this incredible organization in 2013 as a way to get actively involved in the Atlanta community. Instantly, I was hooked and since have fostered 7 dogs and worked with countless others. My love for animals has grown tremendously over the past few years and I have met some of the most selfless and inspiring people on the planet.
Valentine’s Day is around the corner and at BashBLOK, we know a thing or two about properly celebrating the holiday devoted to love. The cliche last minute flowers and heart shaped boxes of candy simply will not do. We think loved ones deserve even a small amount of preparedness. Fear not, our Valentine’s picks are not an ongoing list of extravagant grand gestures. Sometimes it truly is the little things that count most so get ready to knock the socks off your special someone.
At BashBLOK, we believe crafts should be two things, simple and cost effective. Otherwise, what's the point?!? To add a bit of glitz and glam to your next bash we have the perfect quick and easy party banner craft to kick up your bubbly station. By using removable thumb tacks to secure the letters to the ribbon these sparkly letters can be reused for a multitude of occasions. Just think how fabulous they would look as cake toppers, accents in floral arrangements and so, so much more. We specialize in getting the most out of party supplies so get ready to get glittered. Share your sparkle party banner success on our Facebook page or tag us on Instagram. We'd love to connect with you :)

Your BFF just got engaged over the holidays. Yay! Such happy news calls for a celebration. Though we love traditional showers with tiny sandwiches and fancy fruit tea we have become quite fond of the couple's shower. Reason? It allows for everyone, both guys and gals, to share in the excitement of the upcoming nuptials. Also, it is the perfect time for both friend groups to get to know one another. The “your friends” vs. “my friends” now becomes “our friends.” To throw the perfect couple’s shower keep these tips and tricks in mind.

We all know hosting an event takes hours of preparation and can often be quite stressful. Despite perfect planning, it seems a chaotic scramble...

We've said it before and we'll say it again, Halloween is our absolute favorite holiday of the year. Aside from our love of pumpkins and the color orange Halloween combines creativity and good ole fashioned fun for an evening filled with spirits, spooks and spells. Though this tends to be a pretty low pressure holiday, if you are hosting a bash it is easy to get overwhelmed with projects. The cost of decorations can add up quickly and before you know it you've spent hundreds of dollars on items that will only be out for a few short weeks. However, we pride ourselves on achieving the look for less so you are in luck. We have a fun spooky fence project your guests are sure to remember and will only cost you about $50 for materials...and a few short hours of your time. 

There is nothing like the ‘Fall’idays. It’s that magical time of year when the surroundings turn sepia toned, riding boots come out of storage and we southerners rejoice in cooler weather. The fall just happens to be team BashBLOK’s season of choice and we have a few quick and easy go-to traditions to add a little spice to entertaining this time of year. Your guests will be so impressed with these charming touches they will be counting down the days to your next bash.

Planning an event is no easy task. Between the endless email chains, text messages, links that lead to nowhere and bossy co-planners, event planning has become a hot mess of stress! BashBLOK was inspired by personal frustration with planning events so we hear you. Our application is dedicated to streamlining this process by creating a single destination to better plan and manage any event from birthday parties to the black tie wedding. But before planning any bash I always start with these 5 bash basics.