It’s a well known fact that we love ourselves a good party, but planning said party? Well, it’s no easy feat, but thanks to the talented team at Be Inspired PR we’ve broken down the tips what what it takes to take a celebration from casual to crazy fun. Read on below and find even more party inspiration in The Vault!
Make it eye catching! Have a few really cute areas for people to take great photos in front of! It’ll make it memorable and it’ll look really professional. Also, fresh flowers really bring a space to life…not to mention they smell amazing.
Utilize all of it! Get creative and hang things from the ceiling if you want. Balloon chandeliers (an easy DIY!), projected bar menus and suspended dessert displays are all great uses of hanging space.
make sure there’s plenty of space for people to sit! Cocktail parties are great for mingling, but heels hurt. Style cute seating vignettes around the event to give your guests a place to lounge.
Pay attention to the time of your event. If it’s during a meal time, make sure you’re feeding your guests! Even if it’s small tray-passed bites, you don’t want guests to leave early because they were too hungry.
While a full bar isn’t always necessary, adding a fun signature cocktail to your wine selection will give your guests another beverage option. For your non-alcohol drinkers, an aguas frescas station brings them in on the libations fun. If you place your flavored water next to the dance floor it can also double as a hydration station!
The beginning of parties is always the most calm, especially for evening events. Bring in a small quartet to play some lower key music for your earlier guests to enjoy. As it gets later, start the DJ jams and get everyone on the dance floor!
Always have something sweet because a party without cake is just a meeting, right? Make it interactive so guests can pick and choose what they want or even see it being made on the spot.
The best part of any party! Send your guests home with a little gift as a thank you for coming. It can be anything from a sweet treat to a bottle of wine. You can personalize it too so they think of you when they use it!
As the host you’ll likely be too busy “hosting” (aka attending to last minute to do’s and mingling with guests) to appreciate the event as a whole. Make sure you have someone there to capture all the excitement on film so you have something to look back on after.
You worked hard on planning your party…Now it’s time to make memories and enjoy yourself and your guests!
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