Hello. My name is Justin Cranshaw. Okay, that’s not my real name. It’s an alias I use for this website. Although that cartoon picture does carry a scary resemblance to what I look like. I was shocked when I found it.
Why an alias?
I am a party planner with one of the largest party planning firms in Dallas, Texas. I love what I do. I really do. However, one thing I don’t get to do with my job as much of as I would like is planning “smaller” events. Our agency carries large extravagant weddings, reunions, birthday parties (but think more of the My Sweet 16 parties like you see on MTV), political balls, and many other functions.
Rarely do I get to help anyone with planning the small more intimate affairs like an anniversary party for mom and dad, a child’s birthday party in the backyard, or a graduation party.
Since I miss doing those things, I thought maybe I could share some of my creative ideas for such events on my own website like this, and if some people find it and find it useful, wonderful. I’ll take more satisfaction in that than you can probably imagine.
I use the alias because my agency frowns on me sharing my experiences and expertise without collecting compensation for it. So shhhh! Don’t tell anyone. Wink, wink.