Happy Sunday! Another week is over and I'm so glad. This one has been weird because I haven't had that much energy and on top of that, Friday's snow did not helping my mood. But something that does help my mood is what we're talking about today! Planning! More specifically, party planning. Valentine's Day is in five days and there's so many fun things you can do when it comes to Valentine's Day parties. The other great thing about Valentine's Day specifically is if you have a huge party or small get-together, it doesn't have to be some huge spectacle. With that in mind, let's get planning!
Party planning is so much easier when you work down the "Party Pyramid". Before any event can take place, you need somewhere to play host. You could do it at your house or an entirely different place. When you're deciding, take into account the following factors. Guest list size and the mood of the overall party. You want to have plenty of space so people don't feel crushed and you want to make sure the space correctly emulates the mood you want. Is it more fun and relaxed or a little more formal? For Valentine's, if you go outside your house I would pick a smaller venue. It doesn't cost as much and Valentine's parties typically are smaller so why would you need a ton of unused space? Just keep that in mind.
Now that the venue is taken care of, it's time to let everyone know! Invites are a key part to the execution of a party. One, they tell people it's actually happening and two, they give off a vibe to the invitee. If they look cool and chic, they're most likely to say, "Oh, my god, yes! Let me RSVP right now!" However, if your invite is not appealing or coordinated, they're most likely to say, "Oh, I have something going on that weekend. Maybe next time." Invites may not seem that important but they really are so put some effort into them.
I have seen many parties crash and burn very fast. Why? The decorations. You want the decorations to be eye catching and something not a lot of people have seen. When you repeat a lot of common trends, things tend to get boring much faster. Aside from interesting, the decorations also need to be durable. Droopy decor can lead to a droopy party. Pinterest is a great place to look for inspiration but you should give making your ideas a chance. Another pro tip. Don't make your decorations too "love central" because that can just get to be too much. Especially if that is something you really want to avoid.
The food you serve depends on the type of party you're throwing. Typically, you wouldn't have a four-course meal if it's a small, fun party. You also wouldn't serve snack food/small dishes if you're throwing a more formal party. With Valentine's Day, you're probably going to have a menu of easy foods such as cracker combos, kabobs, sweet treats, and other small things.
Entertainment for Valentine's Day can be a little harder to decide on because there's really no musical theme associated with it like there is for Halloween or Christmas or New Years. But that can also be a lot more fun because the realm of possibilities is endless. Plus, you can even experiment with live performances from music to magic to whatever else you or your friends love!
I'm sorry that this week's blog was so late but next week will be out much faster! Can you guess what it is? The hint is books! See you later!
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