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Perfect Party Lighting – Tips to Make Your Party Sparkle

Wednesday, August 24th, 2011

Party lighting has great significance in decoration of the venue, especially during evenings. Whether it is a small birthday celebration or a big wedding event, perfect lighting can enhance the beauty of the venue significantly. Good knowledge of lighting with a simple touch of creativity is what all required to make an impressive party lighting. Below are few tips that may help you while setting up the party lighting.

Match the color of lighting with the party theme: Many of the parties organized these days are based on a specific theme. In contrary to regular parties, these themed parties follow a similar pattern in every aspect, be it decoration, costumes, food or party favors. Hence, lighting in these parties should be in accordance with the theme. To make the party more attractive, pick the prominent colors of the theme (it can be a single or a combination of colors) and use them in lighting various areas of the venue.

Proper combinations for dance floor: The dancing area in the party needs high attention while decorating the venue. Differential lighting which uses various colors in proper combination is the perfect option for highlighting the dance floor. Few lighting objects like disco balls, strobe lights, back lights and glow strings can be used to illuminate the dance floor. These kinds of lighting items create a disco inspired atmosphere, which lifts-up the mood of the dancers.

Special attention to center piece lighting: Center piece is the most highlighted area of a party. It can be a table to place the cake or can be a buffet table. Since, these pieces are the center of everyone’s attraction, they need special illumination. The intensity of light used in lighting these pieces should be more and the colors used should be different from the remaining area. Use battery-powered lights, LEDs or glow sticks to add elegance to the center piece. You can also highlight this area with candles to give an ethnic look.

Sparkling lights on trees and bushes: If you are celebrating the event outdoors, use natural things like trees and bushes in making up the lighting. Use long glow sticks to wrap around the trees to make them look beautiful. You can also use small glow sticks or glow necklaces to make trees or bushes look beautiful.

Glowing barware: You don’t need any extra decoration for your food court, if you use glow barware. Just get a couple of varieties like glowing jars, glasses, straws, stirrers, trays, ice cubes, wine glasses, beer mugs, etc. and make sure that the light they emit matches the color of your entire decoration. Food and drinks when served in glow barware looks special and attractive.

Proper selection of lighting sources not only matches well with the party theme, but also helps in cutting down the party expenses. With some innovative ideas and inexpensive lighting sources, such as glow sticks, you can definitely create a special environment in your party.

Tips to Decorate Your Outdoor Night Parties

Tuesday, August 9th, 2011

Organizing a night party outdoors in a garden or a backyard or on a beach is a great idea. Decorating the party venue is one of the important things you need to keep in mind while planning to host a night party. Unique decorative ideas upgrade the appeal of parties arranged in open air, that too in dark. Read further to know some tips to decorate your outdoor night parties.

Select a cool party theme
A cool and refreshing theme is perfect for outdoor night events. Each feature of the party, including the decoration, reflects the theme. A theme pulls all the aspects of the party together. More often, celebrations in dark use glow theme to make the event delightful and fascinating. Elegant glow products, throughout the outdoor venue, not only illuminate the party but also make it attractive.

Highlight the entry and walkways
An attractive entrance is the focus point for any occasion. Its striking appearance with creative decoration impresses your guests. Beautiful and colorful balloons, flowers, etc. are the prominent decorative means for an entrance. Popular balloon twisters of different shapes and glow balloons are the popular decorative items for twilight and dark night parties.

Colorful lighting units including glow sticks, string lights and strobe lights can highlight the entryway. Also, other creative fixtures like glow balls, mirror pieces, etc. can be installed to further beautify the entrance. LED candles or glow sticks of different sizes placed along the walkway brings it an attractive appeal. They also assure the path visibility and allow you to walk safely in dark.

Decorate tables and chairs according to party theme
Each and every element of the venue should reflect the party theme. Even pieces of furniture including chairs and tables can be enhanced to attract the attention of your guests. For instance, longer glow sticks and glow necklaces wrapped around staircases, coat stands or chair legs and arms upgrade your party decor. Your guests will be fascinated to occupy the chairs and tables decorated with glow necklaces along the edges.

Light up the dance floor
Dance floors can be illuminated using lighting fixtures such as LED and disco lights to set perfect mood that keeps the guests dancing. However, unique ideas of hanging flashing items and light-up wands raise the interest and enjoyment at night parties.

Make use of trees for hanging lights
Use the elements of nature including trees and shrubs for decoration in an outdoor party held at night. Hanging colorful lighting fixtures, paper lanterns, etc. over trees brighten the areas below them. They also give a striking appearance to the greenery. Be innovative and hang glow sticks over them for a glowing charm. Smaller shrubs and Christmas trees decorated with glow sticks, bracelets and necklaces look very attractive in the dark.

Use the space properly
An outdoor party venue provides a larger space for decoration. Be creative and make effective use of the space. Spreading the party over the available space, makes the guests feel comfortable and free. Consider adding attractive features for decks, porches, patios, garden, etc., when arranging a party in your front yard. Open areas of the lawn, garden and additive features like trellises, garden arches, etc. can be decorated when your party venue is a garden.

Excellent décor with right theme creates a memorable and long-lasting impression of your party in your guests. Remember to implement the above mentioned tips to decorate your outdoor night party to make it memorable.

Benefits of Choosing a Party Theme

Monday, August 8th, 2011

People expect a party to be filled with fun and enjoyment. Nobody wants to join a party that is boring and lifeless. Whether it is a simple tea party or a big wedding reception, a themed party many times rocks and becomes successful.

If you don’t want your party to be yet any other event, select appropriate theme for your party to make it unique. Below are some of the benefits of choosing a party theme.

Sets mood of the party: Party becomes successful only with the lively participation of the guests. Without enough amusement, you may not be able to motivate your guests to fully participate in the event. A theme for your party may help you in setting party mood among your guests. Every theme has a unique feel associated with it, and is sustained throughout the party. Right from the venue, to the decorative items, menus, costumes, favors, games, etc. If every element of the party is in sync with the theme, it propels the mood of your guests in the party, automatically.

Decoration part becomes easy: You will not get confused while choosing decorative items if you have a theme for your party. The theme itself guides you through the different aspects of organizing a party like choosing the venue, colors, decorative items, party accessories, and so on.

For instance, if you are planning for a glow-themed night party, it is obvious that colorful glow sticks dominate most part of the decoration. You will plan to choose various glow products like, glow swords, balloons, balls, light-up toys and so on to decorate your party venue. You can further choose to decorate the dining section with glow barware.

A change over for the guests from regular parties: Have you ever observed the difference between parties where guests show up because they have to, and the ones where guests attend because they want to? Regular socializing makes parties routine. You will see more and more people excusing themselves out of such events.

Themed parties are always new and trendy. Guests feel excited to attend themed parties, as they offer perfect break from regular ones. Unlike the routine socializing in the normal parties, these themed parties give a chance for the guests to be different, as they are required to dress up differently, perform different activities like games, dances and so on.

The very fact that these themed parties provide a change over for the guests, make them more involved in the party.

Perfect party theme reflects your creativity: A perfect theme is the one which is according to your tastes and preferences and acceptable by majority of the guests. Mixing a general theme with your out-of-box thinking, speaks up for your creativity. Applying your own ideas and skills to customize a theme, gives a unique impression of the theme and the party to everyone.

Makes the party memorable: People generally remember the parties that offer maximum entertainment. Special programs, performances and the utmost fun associated with these themed parties make them a pleasant memory. These parties are a treat to attend as well as to plan.

Theme based parties are more successful than regular ones. They draw in more guests as they assure an entirely varied feel and wholesome entertainment.

Factors that Affect the Durability of Glow Sticks

Thursday, July 28th, 2011

Glow sticks are commonly used light sources in night party decorations, night camps and emergency situations. Since, they are the single use translucent tubes and are required to stay functioning till the need is fulfilled; the durability of the light emitted by them becomes an important consideration while using them. Also durability of a product speaks for its quality. Hence, in order to buy good quality ones, factors affecting the durability of the product should also be considered.

In case of glow sticks, the light is emitted through a chemical reaction and not due to any external energy sources. Hence, the durability is associated with various factors of the stick and chemical used. Here are few factors which affect the durability of a glow stick.

Quality and amount of the chemical: Glow sticks work on the phenomenon of chemiluminescence, which involves couple of chemical reactions between the chemicals present in the stick. Hence, the quality of the chemical used in glow sticks is the primary factor on which the lifetime and the brightness of the light depend. The better the quality of chemical, the brighter and longer the glow stick glows. So, it’s always better to buy them from a well-known store.

Color and size: Of the various colored glow sticks, colors like green and yellow last for longer time and are hence used for emergency purposes. These are also considered as brightest colors followed by pink and red. Colors like aqua, blue, white and orange glow for shorter time.

Size also influences the durability of the light emitted. The longer the glow stick, the higher is the amount of chemical present and the longer it glows. Though the size matters, quality of the chemical is more important in deciding the durability.

Age of the stick: The older the glow stick gets, the dimmer will be its glow. And the colors which are originally dim become dimmer if their shelf life is increased.

Environmental conditions: The temperature of the surroundings definitely affects the durability of the glow sticks. Heat makes the chemical reaction faster and hence increases the brightness of the light. However, the brighter it glows, the shorter will be its glowing time.

In contrast to above situation, colder climate decreases the speed of chemical reaction, thus making the glow stick glow dimmer. But the dimmer glow sticks last long. So, if you want your glow stick to give light for longer period, simply freeze it.

Recycled plastic: Many glow stick manufacturers use recycled plastic, as it is less expensive. Thus they increase their profits even by selling them at cheaper rates. But usage of recycled plastic affects the durability of a glow stick. They can easily break and crack, which result in the leakage of the chemical. So, high quality branded glow sticks are always recommended.

These are the factors which affect the durability of glow sticks. Opt for high quality glow sticks from reputed manufacturers as they will be durable.

Beach Parties Using Glow Sticks

Sunday, July 17th, 2011

Parties organized along the beach bring more fun and enjoyment. Like any other late night party, a beach party in dark can be made more amazing by novel light-up products like glow sticks.

A colorful glow theme for your beach-side party attracts your guests’ attention. Elegant supplies of glow sticks and other glow products like necklaces and bracelets can be used in different ways to make the beach party interesting and attractive.

Glow sticks of various sizes ranging from 1.5 inch to 22 inch serve as the best beach party decorative items. They are the best lighting sources at beach parties as bringing in the power to such places is difficult.

Glow garlands along the table edges and chairs make the venue more charming and beautiful. Decorate the party area with balloons filled with bright colored mini glow sticks and bracelets. Glow sticks are fascinating additions at the side of the pathways making them more pleasant. They also help as markers for the path in dark. You can join colorful glow necklaces or small glow sticks to make glow balls and hang them over the entrance.

Special dishes arranged in the beach parties can be decorated by colorful light-up products. Arrange LED-lighted barware products including flashing glasses and cups to lighten up your dining décor.

Arranging different interesting games using glow sticks brings amusement in kids. Games with glow beach ball, LED light-up basketball, volley ball etc. entertain your guests.

Include glow products in your beach party to make it memorable to you and your guests.

Choosing the Right Party Theme

Thursday, July 14th, 2011

Choosing a theme is probably the most important decision you’ll make while planning a party. A perfect theme not only sets tone to celebrate the event but also makes it easy to plan for the party. It determines the overall look and feel of the event or party.

Theme for a party is important

Any party can have a theme, no matter how simple the occasion is. A party theme makes it easy for you to choose party supplies, decorations, food, favors, etc. A wisely chosen party theme makes it easy for your guests to get involved in the party.

An appropriate theme reflects its scope throughout the party. It links with each and every component in the party. Even if all the components of the party are good but if they do not gel together they destroy the fun at the party. Theme is a common thread that flows through various constituents like party invitations, favors, décor, food and many others.

Invitations:

Themed invitations convey the guests that the party is going to be unique and interesting. The invitations should be designed in such a way that they directly relate to the theme of the party. For instance, funny images or cartoon characters can be printed on your kid’s birthday party invitation.

Decorations:

Decoration of the venue plays an important role in driving your party theme. Make sure that all items used in decorating the venue are matching the party theme. For instance, if you are planning for a glow-themed night party, choose glow sticks or other glow products like glow balloons, glow balls, etc.

Favors:

Choosing party favors can be quite confusing. Since your party already has a theme, party favors can simply be chosen based on it. This makes your guests more engaged with the party and its theme. Let’s consider a glow-themed night party again; you can give glow sticks, glow jewelry or other flashing novelties as party favors to suit the theme.

Food:

Delicious food takes party to the next level. If yours is an Indian themed party, you can include Biryani, Samosas, Rotis, etc. If it is a Hawaiian themed party, you can include pine apples and coconut food. However, if you are not able to make the menu unique, you can at least make your theme reflect in the utensils you serve food and drinks, costumes of the serving crew, decoration of the food court, etc.

No limit for themes

The list of ideas for party themes is endless. They can be cultural, humorous, colored, venue-inspired, glow themes and a lot more. They may differ for wedding parties, birthday parties, school parties, Halloween parties and so on. However, make sure that you choose a theme that is apt to the occasion. You can add any number of arrangements to the party as long as they are in sync with the theme.

Create a perfect party theme

Choosing from routine themes may not make your party interesting. Use your creativity to design your own party theme, which is original and unique. Design a theme putting yourself in your guest’s shoes to please and inspire them.

A good party theme need not necessarily be expensive. Choose a theme that you can best manage within your budget. It’s now your turn to host a party, make it memorable using a creative and attractive theme.