Take party planning to the next LEVEL
Top tips for a super-fun, successful celebration — not matter what the occasion!
Celebrations are a large part of people’s
lives. Many people commemorate
key moments — from birthdays
to anniversaries to graduations — with
parties. While celebrations may seem like a
fi ne idea, there’s no denying that throwing
a party where everyone has fun requires a
lot of work.
When planning a party, hosts must consider
a number of factors, including their
budgets. While guests are a key ingredient
to fun, successful parties, hosts can take
the following steps to further increase their
chances of throwing a bash to remember.
START PLANNING EARLY
A party-planning checklist can help
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hosts stay organized and ensure that even
the smallest detail isn’t forgotten.
Writing ideas down on paper and having
a tangible checklist can make it much
easier to organize a party.
PICK A THEME FOR COHESION
Party themes need not include something
over the top, such as costumes.
Th e right theme can be as simple as
choosing a color scheme or uniting element
that connects all of the components of the
Once you have a theme in mind, you can
start compiling all of the details and supplies,
which can make shopping easier and
more effi cient.
CREATE A FESTIVE ATMOSPHERE
Th ink about the ways you can enliven
the atmosphere to make it more inviting
Appeal to guests’ senses by employing
lighting, sound and scents. One easy way to
set the tone for the party is to have a wellthought
out playlist that’s timed to coordinate
with the elements of your party. Keep
music low at the start of the party and during
the meal to facilitate conversation. As
the party progresses, increase the volume
of the music and select music with an upbeat
CREATE A GUEST BOOK
Give guests the opportunity to share
their sentiments, no matter the event, with
a classic guest book..
Place the book where guests can easily
see it, and encourage them to jot down a
few words for the guest(s) of honor.
Th is can serve as a nice memento in the
years to come.
OFFER A SELFSERVE BAR
A self-serve bar cuts down on the work
hosts must do.
Be sure to keep an eye on guests’ alcohol
consumption, and have a plan in place to
help guests who might overindulge. Keep
the contact information for local taxi companies
handy just in case a guest needs a
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