Happy Wednesday, y’all! Party planning can feel like a monumental task! However, getting organized and creating a plan can help relieve the pressure of trying to remember everything and keep you less stressed on the day of the party!
Here is how I plan a party in 6 steps:
STEP 1 : Know your budget and stick to it!
Fabulous parties can be thrown on any budget so don’t feel like you have to spend a lot to make it beautiful. Planning in advance, catching sales and doing things yourself will help save a ton of money. I like for my money to mostly be spent on delicious food and drinks and save by making decorations or repurposing items I’ve used for other parties. I save everything just in case I need it later!
STEP 2 : Select a theme!
The fun part! Who is your primary guest? Children? All adults? Mixed? If the party is for a child make sure they LOVE the theme. I know as a parent sometimes I think of themes that would be cute but if they aren’t what my kids really want, then what’s the point?
STEP 3: Plan activities!
Whether you are throwing a party for adults or children have activities! You don’t have to have cheesy games but people need things to do. For kid parties I always have bubbles, coloring pages and sidewalk chalk for kiddos to play with if they aren’t hungry or enjoying the main activities. For adults I think music is a must.
STEP 4 : Select food and drinks!
Time of day, season, weather, and location will determine what foods and drinks to serve. I always try to have lots of selection so that there is something for everyone. I also try to have a creative drink or dessert that may be new for some folks. Something they will remember!
STEP 5 : Have a schedule for implementation!
The day of a party can get pretty crazy so anything I do as much as possible ahead of time. Typically weeks before a party I will start making any DIY items, buying all of the paper goods, decor, and scheduling vendors (if needed). The day before I set up everything that isn’t perishable so that the day of, all I have to think about is food and drinks!
STEP 6 : It’s ALL in the details!
Small details really set the tone for the entire party. People notice extra care that is put into the details so make sure to include a few. Details that I always include (even for kid parties) : flowers, color scheme, and personal touches.
I hope this will help the next time you are planning a party! I’d love to hear your thoughts so feel free to leave a comment!
Have a great day, y’all! Thanks so much for spending some time with me!