Sometimes you just feel like spending some time talking and laughing with your best friends. That sounds like the perfect time to plan and throw a party! After you send out the invitations, you’re inevitably going to be asked why are you throwing said party. Need an excuse? Here are some rather uncommon party ideas for each month of the year.
Planning a party can be stressful. Those last couple of moments until guests arrive, spent wondering if you have everything, and hoping that at least one person will show up… Wouldn’t it be nice to have the perfect party checklist so you could rest assured that everything was going to get done? Look no further. Here is the ultimate checklist for planning the perfect party.
What You Need to Have to Make Your Party a Success
Throwing a great party usually takes a little work. While plenty of great parties are thrown together at the last minute, that really isn’t an option in many cases. Maybe it’s a birthday, a graduation party, or even just a get together with friends. Whatever the case, no one wants to throw a party that has people suddenly remembering dentist appointments. You need the right group of people, atmosphere, and a game plan for putting it all together. We can help. Keep these party essentials in mind and you can be sure your bash will be a success.
Need an excuse to throw a party this summer? Here are seven of them!
One of the best parts of summer is all of the long, stretching warm weekends that you have to hang out with your friends and family by the pool, at the beach, or even in your own backyard. However, you do not have to wait until the 4th of July or Labor Day to get all of your friends together to celebrate the season. There are a number of fun excuses for a summer siesta this month and all month long!
If you are looking for an excuse to have friends over and break out your fancy party supplies this summer, here are seven party ideas to liven up your schedule.
The countdown to Halloween can begin as early as today. Okay you might be able to wait a week or two, but this spooky holiday is right around the corner. Fall officially begins next week. Crazy, right? Either way, if you’re planning on hosting a Halloween party bash this year, I suggest you start budgeting and compiling a list now. It’ll make you life SO much easier and you’ll have time to find the things you need at reasonable prices. Continue reading
Finding activities to entertain teenagers almost requires psychic powers or a miracle perhaps. If you suggest one thing, they want to do the exact opposite. Mostly out of spite or worry that whatever you suggested just isn’t cool enough. Regardless, they come around sometimes if you convince enough of their friends to join in. If you’re hosting a Halloween party this year, consider some of these spectacularly spooky party games that could 1.) crank up your ghoul, I mean cool, mom factor or 2.) actually get these tweens to participate and have a great time!
I went to the most adorable baby shower this weekend. It was decorated with an “Under the Sea” theme mostly focusing on mermaids. I fell in love with the set-up because it wasn’t over the top; it was just tasteful enough. I hate when it looks like the ocean puked in the room. Continue reading
Ladybug themed birthday parties are very popular this season. We’ve put together an adorable inspiration board filled with ideas to throw the most adorable themed party:
My childhood friend is expecting her first child early next year and we have been diligently working the past few weeks to plan her dream baby shower. She is a die-hard Little Mermaid fan and as our luck would have it, there are very few places that make Little Mermaid themed decorations. We have literally had to customize almost everything (except standard plastic table covers and napkins). I know customization always sounds like the budget will be through the roof, but I promise we made most of the décor ourselves and kept our expenses well below the budget. It’s plenty of work, but worth it.
There is absolutely no way that there can be no “baby” in the family. If the child is an only child they’re destined to reap the benefits of being spoiled and pampered; on the other hand, the chain has to end somewhere. The baby in our family happens to have 8 older siblings who happen to have a weakness for: the Pookenator.
His birthday was yesterday and boy did he think he deserved the world. It was his special day (blah, blah), and we decided to keep his birthday party fun and simple. He plays T-ball so of course, we incorporated a baseball theme that him and his team pals would enjoy. The mother baked a cake and decked it out with a baseball scene. Younger boys tend to enjoy and/or participate in sports so a Sports Themed party is not a novel idea.
We used metallic balloons with a baseball print to add a festive mood to the team’s snack area. Although it wasn’t a birthday party we planned weeks in advanced with invitations and the whole deal, the little gathering was a perfect way to end this “All-Star’s” t-ball season.
When in doubt, sports are usually a safe bet. Think back and smile at the time when a stray ball made them happy. Nowadays, they turn six and they want those crazy gadgets that cost you an arm and a leg only for the latest gadget to be out 10 minutes later.