Death, Taxes, Marriage, Babies & Parties?

May 19, 2010 at 6:21 am Leave a comment

When I’d tell people about my new show “Shelby’s Secrets to a Great Party!” and website,, they’d immediately ask me how I could possibly be starting a new business venture in this down economy.  Simple really. You know the adage, “there are two things in life that are for certain, death and taxes?” Well, I have another one I learned many moons ago working in the bridal industry… marriage and babies.  So how does this relate?  Work with me here.

No matter what’s going on in our world, whether in time of peace or time of war, in financial heyday or depression, people continue to say “I do.”  As long as people continue to tie the knot, they will have babies.  Here’s the big reveal, ready? As long as these two things continue – we as human beings will have cause for celebration!  Ta da.  Think about it — birthdays, anniversaries, Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, bridal showers, baby showers, and graduations.  I think you get the picture.  Death, taxes, marriage and babies. That’s why I can create right now.

Statistics show during a down economy, we as a people tend to look for ways to come together in our homes. But even more importantly, we as a human race have a need to celebrate, perhaps even more when times are tough.  And who better to help us through the planning stages, then the no-budget queen of party planning herself, me!

Currently the host of “Shelby’s Secrets to a Great Party!” airing on, Shelby Phillips is an award-winning party design expert with over 20 years experience. Shelby has co-written a book series titled “The Enlightened Party Planner: Guides to Creating Parties from the Heart” and developed a 6-step formula for bring people together to celebrate. She has also been a host and designer on the Style Network’s “Big Party Plan Off,” and owner of a successful event planning and promotions company.

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Shelby L. Phillips

As an intuitive transformational messenger, a communicative wife of nearly 30 years, and an open-hearted mother of two, I take pleasure in telling good news stories, connecting people to the eight dimensions of well-being, and inspiring us to love ourselves and each other because life really is worth celebrating! Find out more about me at


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