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It’s always fun to pay attention to the details when you’re planning a party. Sure, everyone is going to come together and have a good time socializing, but adding some glamour to the party through the decorations, food and other extras can be the difference that gives your party the WOW factor.
Whether you hire a party planner or just want to do it yourself, here are some elements to bear in mind that will be sure to take your event up a notch and make it something to remember.
Food. Food, food, food!!! Ummm…play up the celebratory air in everything you serve! Take a cue from the season to choose your menu, and use the theme of the party to inform your choice of how to tailor it to the occasion. You might choose to have heart ice cubes in the drinks at a bridal shower or serve a side of coagulated blood (red jello) at the kids’ Halloween party.
Aside from mingling, it’s always a good idea to have an added unexpected something. Maybe you set up a photo booth, and have a photographer that’s using a Polaroid camera. Buy a new party game. Whatever you decide to do, make it a fun way to get people interacting and making memories.
Take advantage of the season. Having a party in spring time? Cut some of those sprigs of lilac from your garden for small accents and fresh flowers to the party cake. Why not use fresh butternut squash to make a delicious soup for the party? Or, when the snow starts to fly, there’s nothing like planning an activity to help everyone enjoy the weather. Sledding anyone?
Play up the theme. Maybe you’re throwing this shindig for an occasion: there’s a baby coming, someone’s getting married, your oldest just graduated from high school, somebody special has a birthday, your parents are celebrating 50 years of marriage, or your wife got promoted at work. And hey … if it’s a holiday party, the sky’s the limit. Go crazy with spooking your house out for Halloween, make Valentine fortune cookies, and get 4th of July cupcake toppers or the best shot glasses for New Year’s.
Celebrate with lighting. You might string twinkle lights across the lawn to create the perfect ambiance as the stars come out if you’re having a backyard dance party. Tiki torches, lanterns, and floating candles in the pool all add a special air to the affair, too. And if you’re doing a function inside the house, check out light curtains that create a festive feel, candles, and maybe get a disco ball to add to the fun.
Get creative with party favors. The one point about party favors? They’re always cute and fun to have, but they’ll be a lot more so if they are customized and somehow tied specifically to the people at the party. Any way that you can make them customized and charming will likely mean that your end product will be more meaningful and people will love them.
Don’t neglect the tunes! Cuz really, what’s better than good tunes to keep the fun flowing for the party? Whatever the occasion, you’ll have the ability to find music that will match the type of function you’re having, and music has a powerful way of setting the mood and motivating the joy.
There are good deals of factors that go into making a great party, and hopefully these tips get you brainstorming on how to make your next event something to bear in mind! And if you need transportation for the group at the party, we’re only a call away! We focus on group transportation and would love to assist make your party a success!