It’s all in the details. Here are a few of my very own party pointers.
These last few years, I have had wonderful opportunities to throw ultra-fun (and larger) parties. I have always been one for hosting: before Joe and I got married, we would invite a handful of our friends over for weekly dinner parties. We’d plan out menus, serve wine, and think of entertainment (music, party games, etc.).
My love for party planning all started with our wedding: after putting together our nuptials, I was hooked. I fell in love with themed parties and keeping consistent with color palettes, motifs, and patterns. Our next big event was my son’s baptism where I did 100% of the décor. Some people call it hard work, but I genuinely enjoy every minute of it (even through some of the stressful moments).
Our most recent celebration was Leo’s first birthday party. Naturally, I gravitated towards the “jungle look” and ensured that all of the elements tied into our theme.
Here are a few details that can make your party go from great to greater to extra-special-extra-fun-and-super-dee-dooper-fantastic!
Fun Details to Add to Your Next Party
A Sweet Table
Got a sweet tooth? Yeah, so do most people I know. The great thing about a sweet table is that you can still add salty treats to satisfy those with a more savory palette. Not to mention, a sweet table gives you the perfect opportunity to play around with your theme. For Leo’s birthday, the sweet table really helped elevate our party’s look. Little things like faux leaves, a “grass” table skirt, etc. were the finishing touches that our guests seem to have noticed right away.
Thinking of entertainment? An MC could take you a long way for keeping your crowd in good spirits. Even if you’re on a budget, you can ask a friend or family member to volunteer and write-up a program for them. Programs could include group games, dance contests, etc.
The best way to capture the moment? Through photographs, of course! I love the idea of unique hashtags to disposable cameras being passed around. It’s always fun to look back on pictures through your guests’ perspectives.
One of the most fun details I ever added to our family’s parties was a photobooth. I love seeing my guests stand in front of the camera while striking a pose (whether glam or silly) – these are the kinds of memories that I truly appreciate.
For Leo’s event, I was lucky enough to have Mak & Rossi Productions provide our stunning photobooth. Complete with a sparkling backdrop, our guests had fun using animal face masks and seeing their photographs come to life with a print-out that boasted the most perfect jungle-themed border.
Mak & Rossi Productions were incredible to work with: they were attentive to every detail and made sure that their photobooth tied-in fully with my party. They were interactive with my guests and made them feel comfortable. What’s best is that each guest had a photo to go home with and I received copies of my very own.
Do you like organizing parties? What details can you never do without? Tell me in the comments below!