Elegant birthday parties are a disappearing art. But there is nothing like seeing the finishing touches of your planning and having the birthday person surprised and enjoy the evening. You as the hostess should enjoy the party and not be running around at lightning speed trying to please everyone. So you can do some processes that will make the event smooth running and fun for you, the hostess!
Here are some tips that will help that party planner!
Pick your theme – and here are a few suggestions:
Wine-Tasting party can be very elegant and less of a job for your to plan.
Call a local winery and check options. Your guests will have the opportunity to explore their wine palate and the mess is away from your home.
Sushi Party – these seem to be the rage now. You can hire a sushi chef to come to the home or event venue. If at your home, get out that beautiful china and silver and make the party a class act.
Spa Party – themed for women, the birthday gal will enjoy being the guest of honor at the spa. Arrange for discounts for the guests and have a relaxing massage, facial and pedicure and wrap up with a beautiful lunch by the pool.
Cocktail Party – a standby that is often being downscaled, your party can be one that will go down in history as the most fun and beautiful. If you hire help, which is always a way to really enjoy your party, you can use a theme for them to wear something fun so they all match.
Dinner Party – pick four couples that are eclectic in their personalities and develop a menu of several courses that will be remembered. If you are cooking, try out new recipes. Keep in mind that people are watching their weight or have gluten issues. Write out a few menus and then check several sources to keep your budget goals.
Pick your invitations
Pick templates on the Internet where printing websites will help you design and print or have them print. While you are waiting for them to arrive, develop the guest’s list.
In the age of technology, there are invitation sites that you design and email that will have the capability of responding on line.
Invitations are something you can make very elegant with an enclosed keepsake the guest can keep.
Today’s busy lives need pre-planning. Allow a minimum of three to four weeks to allow your guests to plan.
Last but not least, enjoy your party!