We all love to party and have fun with our friends and family, but sometimes events can be bit of a chore. We eat the same foods, do the same things for entertainment and see the same faces. Eventually, it’ll just get boring and we’ll probably stop going to as many parties as we used to — but that’s no fun! I love going to parties, and blogger events are the best. I’ve been inspired by some of the fab blogger events I’ve been to recently and have come up with a list of things you can do to turn a party into a truly memorable occasion. Here are some tips for doing away with those boring generic parties – spice it up with a couple of these fun ideas.
Make it an occasion
There’s nothing wrong with looking for a reason to have a party. Perhaps you have an upcoming anniversary, maybe it’s just an end-of-the-month party, or perhaps there’s a big sports game coming up soon. Whether or not you watch sports or care that it’s the end of the month, that doesn’t mean it’s not an occasion to have a party! When you plan an event to coincide with something else, it’s usually easier for the people you invite to remember it and, despite being something trivial, it could turn into a much more meaningful party.
Theme your parties
Always try to mix it up and have parties with different themes. Maybe you could have a fancy dress party one week and then a more formal dinner party another night. Perhaps you could theme a child’s party around their favourite superhero or cartoon character, and maybe you could have a cheeky night in with your friends to watch a film, play some games or do something creative together. Perhaps you could create some DIY neon signs like my ‘Candy’ one above to add to a colourful theme, or perhaps invest in some props to decorate your home with.
Give your guests something to take away
Perhaps it could be a simple gesture like a couple of snacks, some homemade cupcakes or even a photo of the occasion. Whatever it is, you can make a memorable party by giving your guests something to remember from the event. If you’re a complete beginner at taking great photos, then you can find all you need to know about photography before you start snapping pictures. You don’t need to buy an expensive camera, your smartphone will probably be enough, but lighting and angles make all the different and will separate common Facebook selfies to awesome memorable pictures that are worthy of being printed out and framed.
The food at a party is sometimes the most memorable part of it. Sadly, it’s not always for good reasons. For instance, you might have a great party with lots of fun things to do but it’s ruined by a lack of good food, or the food was too cold or didn’t fit your tastes. Always consider the dietary needs of your guests and make sure you understand all of their allergies or cultural needs as well—you don’t want some of your guests to go hungry! I love the idea of a dessert table where you can decorate your own cupcake or choose your own toppings for a sundae – that way everyone gets their favourite flavours!
I hope that these tips have given you some ideas for your next party! Please do let me know if you have any more tips that mustn’t be overlooked for planning a party by leaving me a comment below. And I’d love to see photos of your themed parties so please tag me in your Instagram photos @Cassiefairy.