A lot of people get stressed at just the idea of planning a party. For them organising and hosting a celebration is intimidating.
Fortunately, with a few tips, anyone can host a memorable affair like a professional. We promise that without breaking a sweat all the work will be done and you’ll be laughing with guests in no time.
• Always plan slowly
The one trick to a successful party is planning it slowly over a period of time. When you finish all the chores in one day, you are bound to make some mistakes. Therefore, divide the components. Instead of doing everything on a hectic Sunday, start with creating the menu on Monday. Then work on the centrepieces on Tuesday followed by décor on Wednesday. You get the idea. Focus on one thing at a time and have downtime in between
• Organisation is the key
How do you plan slowly and yet complete every task well before the D-Day? By getting organised. Create detailed lists for every job that has to be finished and then write down a master list that contains all the tasks. When you break down a project, you divide it into small workable errands which ensures that every I is dotted and T is crossed. For example, when you pen down a shopping list, it is a guarantee that you do not forget even the littlest thing.
• Themes are fun
The most cumbersome part of a party is décor and food. An easy way out is to pick a theme and then choose the decoration and cuisine that matches with it. For example, if you are throwing an English Summer Lunch birthday, you can have pastel coloured décor in a garden with subtle music playing and a buffet that has light, finger foods. Plus, themes make any celebration more fun by adding a touch of frolic to them.
• Don’t be a maverick
It is tempting to try new ideas and concepts while hosting a party but the rule of thumb is to stick to what you know. This especially implies if you are hosting a party for the first time or have a short preparation period. The day before the affair is not the right time to start a DIY décor project.
• Send the invites early
Until and unless it is last minute gathering, invites should be sent well in advance. Do not assume that every guest will be free for the party. Give them the time to plan their events. An additional tip here is to pick out sophisticated and chic stationery for the invites. They create anticipation and look just gorgeous.