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I mentioned the other day that I was already digging through my Halloween decor boxes because we’re planning to have a Halloween/Birthday party for my daughter in a few weeks. We did the same thing for her 5th Birthday and it was a big success, so I’m excited to do it again! 😀
I love hosting things at our house, and I never really feel burdened or stressed because the whole process of planning and preparing gives me such a great amount of joy, but I know that’s not the case for a lot of people. That’s why today, I’m sharing a few basic party planning tips to help you feel more at ease when planning your next get together…
I tend to follow this same pattern when hosting anything…
- Use fresh food ingredients or florals as decorations
- Set the mood with music and candles
- Keep the food simple but with a lot of flavor
I feel like those are the main components to any great get together whether big or small and anything more than that is just extra.
Have you ever gone to someone’s house for a get together and walked into them scrambling to get things done? It kind of makes you feel like you have to help them even though you were invited as a guest. I’m not normally bothered by chipping in to chop up some carrots for the veggie platter, but it does make me feel uncomfortable when the host is frantically apologizing for not having everything done in time.
I try to do as much prep and setting up as possible the night before. Whether it’s setting a table, chopping all the veggies, or labeling every dish and platter so I know what goes into it ahead of time.
When it comes to cleaning up after the party, it might be wise to have a cleaning company come in and do that for you. A lot of people spend money to have their house cleaned before a party, but I suggest saving it for the aftermath. Your house usually is a mess the next day so having a cleaning crew come in and take care of it for you is such a big time saver and money well spent if you can swing it.
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I hope you found these party planning tips useful. Do you have anything to add?
Talk to you soon friends, take care!
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