Some people just seem to have a knack for throwing a great party. It doesn’t matter what type of party it is – birthday party, anniversary party, bridal shower, or a “just because” party – some celebrations are simply memorable. What separates the memorable parties from the mundane? Great planning, imaginative themes, and exceptional party supplies.
Great party planning starts weeks (or in the case of a wedding, a year or more) in advance. Timing is crucial. If you’re hosting a birthday party for children, make sure it doesn’t overlap with kids’ weekend soccer games or swim meets. Next comes the guest list. The most interesting adult parties are those that have a mix of people with different interests and backgrounds who wouldn’t normally have the opportunity to mingle. Then come a variety of other lists and plans: the menu, the shopping list, the all-important timeline, the entertainment, and so on.
Memorable parties often have imaginative themes. Instead of a run of the mill Sunday barbecue, why not throw a luau, replete with palm trees and tropical drinks with parasols? Costumes are a necessity at a Halloween party, of course, but costume parties are a blast at any time of year. Why not adopt your own version of the Fire and Ice Ball? Or throw a “Summer in January” party as a winter pick-me-up? Even small get-togethers can have themes. If you host a book club, for example, encourage members to dress as the characters in the book. If you’re a member of a monthly poker game, assign a theme to each month and have players bring small favors relating to that theme to give to the night’s biggest loser.
Exceptional Party Supplies
Great party supplies add excitement, enjoyment, and an element of surprise to any party or event. The hosts and hostesses of the parties people remember know that party supplies are key to carrying out party themes and adding that special something that other events lack.
Party supplies encompass a vast array of fun extras. Themed plates, napkins, cups, pinatas, balloons, and favors are really only the tip of the party supply iceberg. There are also centerpiece decorations, customized invitations, cake toppers, party poppers, banners, and table skirting.
Many people shy away from party supplies because of a perception that party supplies are too expensive. The reality is that high-quality discount party supplies are available – you just have to know where to look. If there’s not a discount party store franchise near you, let your mouse do the clicking. The Internet is a great resource for the bargain party supplies that will turn your next party from super to spectacular.