Host the Party of the Season
Read through our tips for throwing a party your friends and family won’t forget!
If you’ve got a specific theme or celebration in mind, take the time to set a budget and plan it at least 3-4 weeks in advance. You’ll be able to keep everything much more organized, and can start your search for a group of helping hands if you need it!
Here’s what you need to do to host your party of the season:
Are you going to host a sit-down dinner or a more casual buffet-style? Setting a budget is a great way to start your menu planning, and you’ll need a general head count before you begin. Potlucks are a good idea if you’ve got a large group and limited funds. You won’t have to worry about food prep this way, and everyone can contribute their own favorites! If you set a theme, make sure everyone knows on the invitation. Costs for most parties average around $5-$7 per person with drinks and food.
5. Music and Decorations
Enlist some friends to be a DJ at the event, or set up a space for a local band! Live music is a great attraction, and you’ll easily have a set of fans at your chosen location. Be sure to include the music info on your invitations and other promotional materials.
6. Set up a blog!
If you want to highlight your special event, set up your own free blog or MySpace account and start networking! You can post pictures, flyers, or other tidbits of information during the planning stages to get everyone eager to learn more. Just direct people to the blog page or MySpace account for some instant feedback and updates.
From setting up the location to promoting your event, you can host the party of the season with just a little planning. Setting up an online spot to highlight your event is a great way to keep everyone connected and in touch. Add pictures, and you’ve got your own party scrapbook for everyone to enjoy!
Sabah Karimi writes about trends, style, fashion, and beauty for DivaVillage. When she’s not busy hosting a party, you’ll find her scoping out the stores for the latest trends!