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Do you remember your first party? It was that time when you carefully planned out each and every invitation, decoration, drink, dessert and outfit…but your hair is practically still wet when your guests begin to arrive. I can remember that day from start to finish. It was last year, Christmas 2013. I had been planning this amazing Christmas party for all of my friends. We would eat, drink and dress pretty. Let’s just say my poor boyfriend finished the baking and decorating while I was still putting my tulle skirt together when my guests were walking through the door. Help!
Don’t worry beauties, whether you are planning Christmas, Hanukkah or New Years, you are in luck! One of our favorite blogs, Styled With Strength has come to our rescue with party planning 101. I’ve been there, she’s been there, we’ve all been there. Follow Carli’s party planning tips below to make sure your next party is prepared and stress free!
Once you’ve decided what type of party you’re having, pick a date, put together a guest list, and prepare your menu. Invitations should be sent out at least three weeks in advance. Calendars fill up fast; take it from this Type A calendar keeper, there is no such thing as “too soon” when it comes to scheduling.
PREP TIME IS YOUR BFF
Tip: People love photo booths. Hang a backdrop, make some props and BOOM, you’re in the running for Party of the Year.
Party planning can be stressful but remember to relax. Don’t stress over perfecting your menu because let me tell ya something, when it comes to hosting, being present trumps being perfect every. single. time.