Party Planning

Christmas Parties

This time of year is big for parties and none are more important than planning your own holiday party. Whether it is for personal or professional reasons, there are a few steps that you want to take into consideration when planning an event during this time of the year. Consideration of others When planning holiday events for friends and coworkers…

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Home Parties: What role should parents have?

What role should parents have at a home party?  It all depends on the role you would like the parents to play at the party.  Would you prefer parents to work the wall and stay on the sidelines to keep them out of your way or would you prefer parents to linger around and socialize with other parents.  To keep everyone happy, it’s always best…

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Safety First: Do you hate those waiver release forms at kid venues?

Safety First.   I’ve personally witnessed children getting hurt at inflatable venues and the parents were not present.  The hostess did not know the parent names or contact information.  Thank goodness for those irritating but oh so necessary waiver cards that parents have to sign.  The parents (hosts) were able to promptly contact the parent in order to tend to their child.  Imagine if this was your…

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Why hire a party planner or party stylist?

Let’s say you’re planning to host an upcoming party.  You’ve made your party list and checked it twice. However, the list continues to get bigger and bigger because you just don’t have enough time or energy to complete everything before your party. Those dreaded days of wasting gas and dragging your kids in and out of seven stores to find…

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Party Stylist vs. Event/Party Planner

Party Stylist vs. Party Planner Many people don’t understand the difference between an event planner and a party stylist.  A party stylist is considered the design experts for your event. A party stylist is the person who works specifically on arrangements, décor and the overall aesthetic feel of the event.  We are here to make those “must have” ideas a…

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Party Planning for Rookies

Party Planning for Rookies So it’s time to plan your next party.  Do you cringe at the idea because you don’t think you have one creative bone is your body or not exactly a natural born party planner?  Perhaps the unknown task overwhelms you and you don’t even know where to start. Don’t worry, all the emotions and stress you…

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Does Entertaining Give you the Blues?

Party Blues Does entertaining make you stressed and give you the blues?  If so, it’s time to analyze step-by-step what you’re doing and how you can improve. You’ve made your party list and checked it twice. However, the list continues to get bigger and bigger because you just don’t have enough time or energy to complete everything before your party. Those…

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When Parents Bring Uninvited Siblings (Venues) Part 1:

Have you ever hosted a party where the parents brought their child’s siblings?  Many parents do not understand that many factors are involved when you a host a kids party.  Don’t assume that your child’s sibling is invited to the party too.  Siblings are considered non-invited guests unless their name is on the invitation or there was a special mention about siblings being…

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Party Planning Check List

THE ESSENTIALS Choose a party theme. Determine the formality of the party (casual, formal, semi-formal). Create a Budget. Schedule the date and time of the party. Book the party location. Schedule and book the entertainment. INVITATIONS Create a guest list. Order invitations and coordinating thank you cards. Assemble, stuff, stamp, and seal invitations. Mail invitations to family and friends 2-3…

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