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Wedding & Party Planning

Welcome to my blog celebrating all the things I love. I will be writing about the things that inspire me, discussing fashion and style tips, taking you from the runway to real life. With party planning tips for all occasions. Keeping you in the know with the latest trends in food, décor and lifestyle. And, time and again about the balance of being running a successful business and being a great Mom to my two boys who are 12 and 6. I’m excited to begin this blogging journey and hope to hear your feedback to learn about things you want to see.

5 Tips To Make Sure Your Holiday Party Is Flawless

 1. Plan the theme of your party before sending out invitations. Might seem like a no-brainer right? But you want to make sure that you have the ability to set the stage for whatever theme you choose. The last thing you want to happen is to send out invitations to guests about a "Winter Wonderland" themed party, only to relaize you don't know where to get or how to make any decor for this theme. 
 
 
2. Define the "goal" of the party. Do you want to connect with relatives you haven't seen in a while, or throw a casual party for old friends? Once you figure this out, you can truly focus on your goal. Whatever your goal is can help determine the games (if any), food, beverages, dress code, and time frame for your event. 

 

3. Determine the perfect venue. To do this, you must consider your guest list. If you want to cut costs on venues and have a party at home, can you fit everyone on your guest list or do you have to shorten it? Or maybe you can portion out your budget a little differently with a bigger allowance towards venue selection. Maybe it's just 10 close friends and family and you can go to a restaurant. Asking questions like these help you better plan and allocate resources for your holiday planning. 

 

4. Will this event be adults only? You should definitely consider if your holiday party will be a kid-friendly zone. Are you more focused on catching up with friends and adult family members or having families get together? Do you want kids to see Aunt Sue drunk and be mildly inappropriate? If not, you should make it clear to others that the holiday party is adults only. 

 

5. Be creative! Your event will be what you make it. Don't be afraid to take chances with your beverage and food selection or decor. You don't need your venue covered in decorations, but guests definitely appreciate the effort you put forward to make your event presentable. Look into DIY decorations and be confident in yourself!

 

Written by Jillian Doherty and Priscilla Jeon

Posted by Karen Kaforey at 12:45 PM
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