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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.

Choosing Party Favors for Different Occasions

Saturday, August 6th, 2011

One of the most important decisions you will have to make to ensure a successful celebration is to choose the right party favor. Unique party favors make parties and events exciting. This article gives you an idea on choosing them for different occasions.

Favor selection depends on the party theme
Theme of the party acts like a guide for selecting party favors and confines the range of your choices. Picking up the right favors that blend well with the theme enhances the identity and character of the party. A favor and its use should match with the theme. For instance, a glow-themed night party should include various light-up items like flashing toys, glow sticks, and other glow products as party favors.

Choose favors to reflect the occasion
Party favors should reflect the occasion or represent the purpose of celebration. Among many other things, the type of event is the important aspect to be considered while choosing party favors. The favor options therefore vary for different occasions such as weddings, baby showers, graduations, retirements, birthday parties, holiday parties, etc. So, when planning to host a party, it’s recommended to focus on the purpose of the party that eases your favor selection.

Party favors for various parties
As said, party favors vary with theme as well as occasion. Have a look at certain party favor ideas for different occasions.

  • Kids love to have fun at birthday parties. Candies, paper hats, flashing toys, glow sticks, bouncing balls, pens and crayons, and spinning tops are best birthday party favors.
  • The wedding favors are given by the bride and groom to guests to show appreciation and regards for their presence at that special moment. Attractive photographs, personalized candles, shot glasses, gift boxes, etc. include some of the elegant favors at wedding parties.
  • A Halloween party can be fantastic and entertaining with ‘scary’ favors like miniature pumpkins, Dracula teeth, flashing mouthpieces, devil horns, skull and bone necklaces, etc.
  • Miniature American flags or wind socks serve as the best patriotic party favors at Labor Day and 4th of July celebrations.
  • Anything from baby bottles, cute ceramics, teddy bears, scented candles, flower pots or vases, and fortune cookies can be given as party favors at baby shower.

However, the list of favors for any occasion is endless and it even depends on your desire and creativity.

Party favors show a sense of gratitude
It’s fun to give away party favors during the celebrations. As a host, it’s your responsibility to make your guest happy by offering party favors. They encourage your guests to get involved in the party. They entertain and please your guests. They also represent your appreciation and gratitude for the guests. Offering party favors not only reflects your interest in party arrangement, but also shows your personality and spirit.

Choose elegant party favors for your party and impress your guests. However, use creative and imaginary ideas, and personalize them to create unique effect.

Unraveling the Attributes of a Good Party Host

Wednesday, July 27th, 2011

Everyone knows someone who is a great host. You go to an event hosted by this person and you enjoy being a part of it. It feels almost like the event was designed for your personal comfort.

In this article, I would like to examine if everyone can be a good host. In order to answer this, we need to study what it takes to be a good host. Hosting a good party needs many things. Firstly, it is not only about what you do at the party, but also about the preparation and planning to make it enjoyable for the invitees.

There are some who are great with planning but their party is boring. Something will be missing there – most significantly, the ability to understand the invitees, their tastes, needs and preferences. Once someone goes wrong here, attending such a party becomes a punishment to be endured rather than enjoyed. If you went to one such party, you can probably recollect the bad experiences from that event.

Then there are hosts who are more interested in inflating their ego rather than doing something that is enjoyable for their guests. They just do something flamboyant and celebratory – with the intention of causing people to be awestruck. They feel good being the center of attention. After all, the invited guests need to go up to them and greet them. In such events, you are just ready to hit the door as soon as possible.

The above situations outline what is not being a good host or hostess for the party. In the below section, we will look at the elements that make a good host (or hostess for that matter).

A good host keeps an eye on the trends in parties in the recent past. Invitees’ expectations are framed based on prior experiences. Also, vendors and suppliers gear up to provide services that support the popular services or items that are common across many parties. For this reason, having a pulse on the recent parties is an important element for pulling of a great party.

One element that is essential for ensuring the guests have a good time is to be aware of their preferences and tastes. More than your budget and event planning, this aspect needs to be taken care of well to ensure your guests have a good time. All good hosts have this awareness of what works for their audience. The ability to come up with common things that are liked by almost everyone in the party is a special gift that some people possess.

Above all, a host or hostess needs energy. To spend time with each person at the party and to be cheerful, happy and glad that they have come needs person with high energy and social skills.

In this article, we have so far looked at choosing the party theme, music and food based on the tastes of the guests and recent trends in parties. One aspect that determines the decision related to a party is the ‘list of constraints’. Weather, budget and number of people attending determine the kind of party that can be hosted. Good hosts are aware of the implications of such constraints and make smart choices under the circumstances.

If you have good awareness of the recent trends, know the preferences of your guests, have lot of energy but you are poor at planning. It is difficult to host a good party. Planning and organizing skills are absolutely essential for ensuring everything runs smoothly. Plus, if certain aspects of the party are taken care of before the party begins, there is lesser number of things to focus on during the party. If the preceding work was neglected, then it prevents a host from doing what they should be doing at that moment. It goes without saying, that bad planning will lead to many problems during the party and disturbs the mental balance of the host. In such a situation, not only is the host disturbed but it also dampens the mood of the guests.

It is quite obvious from the preceding paragraphs that being a good host is a special attribute that is not easy to possess or learn. In case, you have neither the time or if your personality is different from what is required to be good host, you don’t need to worry too much. All you need to do is to find a friend or acquaintance who can do this for you. Or hire an event organizer who will do this for you.

How to Set the Mood of Your Party

Friday, July 22nd, 2011

The success of any party lies in the lively participation of guests. The guests should leave the venue, happy and satisfied. Being courteous may not be enough always to make your party rock.

You need to get them into the party mood, which can be a difficult task. Each of guests will be in a different mood based on what went through them that day. If their day went fine, they will be in a good mood. But if they had a rough day at work, a clash in the traffic, an argument with spouse, or difficulty in finding parking lot, they cannot help but bring all that aggression along with them. They may be present in the party, but cannot involve wholeheartedly.

Some guests on the other hand, may be too timid to join the party. It can be a big challenge to deal with guests with all these mindsets and get them into the party mood. Here are few things which may help you set the mood of your party:

Music: Nothing can be as refreshing as great music in the party. There is an amazing relation between music and emotions of the people. Music is simple and subtle, yet it is a powerful way to change the party mood. If you want to trigger a wave of refreshing mood among your guests, start with some scores of pleasant music. Pick the scores based on the spirit of your party, environment and mood of the guests. Music is more effective when played at certain levels of volume and bass. So make sure to have somebody to constantly control the music player.

If you want to have an energetic dance environment, have strobe lights, lasers, fog machines and may be some video synchronized with your music. Make sure every guest is invited to dance. But do not push people who are unwilling to participate.

Lighting: If you are planning to arrange the party in the evening, consider proper lighting. Lighting gives life to a well-organized party. Your choice of lighting should align with the occasion, theme and venue of the party. However, too much lighting can spoil the mood of the party.

Decoration: You do not have to spend a fortune to have an elegant party decoration. Select an impressive theme and match the décor of your party with it. Whether it is a birthday celebration or a wedding reception, your decoration should be able to create an ambiance that matches the occasion.

Food: Food plays a major role in making a party memorable. People generally remember the food served in the parties. Just include a variety of delicious dishes and watch the magic it creates. Remember, delightful presentation of the food is also important. You should not overlook it.

Party favors: Don’t restrain the role of your party favors just to the gifts given as gesture of thanks. Chosen wisely, you can use them to take your party to the next level. Gifts make people happy. Use your creativity and choose gifts that bring joy to your guests. Surprising guests with party favors is one of the best ways to get them into the party mood.

Fragrance: Fragrances help in sparking the mood with an instant sensory pleasure. A good fragrance relaxes the brain and makes it calm and stable. Once you are done with the party arrangements, give a final touch with a good fragrance. Some natural fragrances like rose, jasmine and sandal work pretty well for all kinds of parties.

Many people in their attempt to create the right party mood spend on unnecessary things. They end up making the party look highly pompous instead of creating the required feel. Take care of the few basic elements of the party; the mood in the party automatically sets in.

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.

Hosting a Great Party – How to be a Good Host

Friday, July 8th, 2011

Many people have an intention of hosting a memorable party but they are clueless about how to make it a reality. Here are few things which you need to consider while planning for hosting a great party.

Require excellent organizational skills

Any party is characterized by the way it is organized. Successful parties involve careful preparation, planning and execution. So, take care of everything in advance, so that there is no last minute rush.

Take time to figure out everyone to invite

Make a list of all the people you want to invite. Remember, if you forget someone, they will not forgive you. Send the invitations two weeks in advance so that the guests will have enough time to plan and block the day for your event. The guests who need to travel long distances should be informed much earlier. Also remind them few days prior to the occasion so that they don’t forget the party.

Figure out the food and the drinks

Foods and drinks, after all, are the important factors for the success of the party. Prepare the list of food items according to your party theme and your guests’ preferences. If you are planning to hire a caterer, make sure that you book in advance as many of the good ones are often booked months in advance. Discuss about your menu and the number of guests you are expecting with them.

When it comes to drinks, make sure that you are clear on the number of people drinking and what is being served. Serve appropriate and responsible quantities of alcoholic beverages. Little alcohol can make people relax and have a good time at the party. Remember not to force guests to drink if they are not interested.

Music – an important element of the party

Many people overlook the importance of music in their parties. Music helps to set and maintain the right mood of the party. Music takes away the silence during the early stages of a party. Select the music which syncs with your party theme. It helps your guests enjoy the party.

Plan to accommodate your guests’ preferences

As a good host, you should know what it takes to make your guests feel comfortable, happy and special. Know their favorite food, drinks, music, etc. to make them feel comfortable. Try to accommodate as many of your guests’ preferences as you can in everything you do for the event. If not everything, at least include as much as you can. If you are not aware of their preferences, call your guests in advance to know about their likes. It may require little extra effort but it will really make your guests happy. Remember, if you like the party and none of your guests do. It is no fun.

You can come up with new ideas like handing them their favorite colored glow sticks or glow products as party favors.

Relax and sleep well the night before

You will need all the energy you have for the party; hence it is better to sleep well through the night before the party. Remember, you need to have relaxed mind to host a great party.

Take care of your guests – all the guests not only a few

As a good host, it is your responsibility to take care of all the guests who are invited. Greet your guests at the entrance as they arrive and welcome them in. Be very hospitable and take time for everyone. Some may need more attention and others less, but don’t ignore any one. Ask them if they are having good time. If you are distributing party favors such as glow sticks, glow necklaces, bracelets, etc. make sure that everyone gets at least one and none of them is deprived of them.

Plan for the socialization of the guests

Socialization is a good way to keep the party interesting for your guests. Remember, the more they interact with people, the more they will enjoy your party. Once they get started in the party mood, they are all set. All they need is someone who has been thoughtful and can be the catalyst. Introduce people who would like to meet each other or get the people together who are interested in a same topic or share the same experience.

Enjoy the party!

You should enjoy keeping your guests happy. This is a pre-requisite for others to enjoy your event. Your pleasant appearance and behavior sets the tone of the party. Be presentable and cheerful from beginning to end of the party.

Hosting a party can be difficult and stressful task. But if you are well prepared, the event will most likely go as per plan and your guests will remember it for a long time.

Feather Flashing Bracelet

Wednesday, October 8th, 2008

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