My Mom Is So Extra!

Hey there, welcome to my little slice of the internet.  I’m Keisha, a military wife/mom, a mental heath therapist by day and a lover of themed fun by night. I’ve been called extra for years! For all the themed play dates, parties and ladies nights I’ve hosted with friends and family, it’s worth sharing here in a collection of memories and ideas. Be on the look out for my EMV (Extra Mom Verdict) to help you decide what’s worth pulling off.

Where the fun begins

Parties. Play dates. Life. Etc.

Halloween 2020 Home Tour
Themed Decor ➤ October 26, 2020

Halloween 2020 Home Tour

New home, new layout and thus a new game of decorating tetris! Styling our Okinawa home for Halloween 2020 was a bit rough, mainly because I didn’t have any of my favorite stores at my...

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Mulan Family Movie Night
Family Fun ➤ September 4, 2020

Mulan Family Movie Night

I’ve always been a Disney movie lover. Even in college, I preferred to watch the Disney movies and shows because they just felt good. Plus, the songs are catchy and the storyline is always a...

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Halloween 2019 Home Tour
Themed Decor ➤ August 26, 2020

Halloween 2019 Home Tour

An ode to Halloween 2019… how I miss thee… I thought it would be a great idea to do a mini home tour of our indoor decor from last Halloween… it was pre-blog, but worth...

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Back to School (Ish)
Family Fun ➤ August 23, 2020

Back to School (Ish)

We recently journeyed across the world from the deserts of Twentynine Palms, California to the paradise of Okinawa, Japan. We took an awesome 5 day road trip over the 4th of July weekend, driving up...

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what's my emv?

My Extra Mom Verdict (EMV) is my final view on whether a party/activity I hosted met my cost-time-fun criteria. In my years of perusing other blogs for ideas on themed parties/activities, I always wonder in the back of mind whether the time and money spent will equate to a good time.

It’s worth knowing whether being extra paid off or not. Some themes are worth pulling off time and time again (ahem, nerf parties), while others have a short shelf life or may be too high maintainence.

Cost

Was the activity cost conscious?

time

How much time and effort were involved in the preparation, setup and execution? And was it worth it?

maintainence

Did the activity require a lot of running around to entertain and maintain the theme (high maintenance) or was the fun hands-off with minimal effort after setup (low maintainence)?

fun

Did everyone (including me) have a good time?

About Keisha

About Keisha

Military wife/mom. Therapist by day. Halloween fanatic. Lover of themed fun. Foodie. Extra.
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