Planning A Party
Planning a party can take on a life of its own. There are
refreshments to think about, colors to coordinate, and themes to explore. What
your party says is dependent on who – or the occasion – that it is for. That
doesn’t mean you can’t think outside of the box when getting down to the décor.
A New Year’s Eve party can absolutely borrow from the sport of boxing if you
plan accordingly. Think about it this way: a hula theme with a few Hawaiian
decorations, fruity drinks, and colorful leis can turn any white Christmas into
a beach bash friends and family won’t soon forget. The key to throwing a great
party is finding ways to exploit the expected. Use what people already have an
affinity for and take the road less traveled. Party Decorations is the expected
in this scenario. So, how do you present something unique while using basic
building blocks? We’ll show you. Here are a few ways to turn any run of the
mill party into something worth discussing down the line.
Hanging and Wall Decorations
A good place to start your thought process is with hanging and wall decorations. This gives you plenty of wiggle room to nail down a theme before going all in on color selection, balloon styles, and so much more. Consider this step the pie crust of party planning. Civilized people save it for last, but here we’re throwing caution to the wind by diving head first into its flaky goodness. Hanging decorations add a bit of pizazz to the rest of the décor, while taking only a fraction of the effort. Let’s say you’re having a standard movie night. You invite over a few friends, order in, and spend a few hours watching movies, laughing, and enjoying each other’s company. Congratulations, you just threw a get together. Now, imagine decorating with a movie decoration kit and golden colored tin star hangars. We guarantee that night is far more fun. And that’s just the tip of the iceberg. Have your theme emulate the films for the evening. Is your group going to binge a couple of action flicks? Set up an action theme. Scary movies? Scary theme. It’s that simple!
Stand Up Characters and Cutouts
Using stand up characters and cardboard cutouts is a great way to round out a theme. It’s essentially like inviting your favorite on screen persona to party with you! This can go a long way in your efforts to cement memorable moments into the minds of your guests. How much cooler would an Avengers themed party be with Spider-man, Thor, and Black Widow cutouts available for visitors to take pictures with? This line of thinking goes with any celebratory shindig. Invite a circus clown to your child’s carnival inspired birthday bash and have the guest of honor sit behind a ticket booth while collecting gifts or welcoming friends and family upon entrance. Look, balloons and streamers are being done to excess. They’re an aesthetic we’re all used to. Kick things up a notch by building off of those elements to present something truly fantastic. Fill empty spots between decorations with all of the cartoon characters, superheroes, and tv personalities that couldn’t actually make it. We wouldn’t be surprised if a few of them made their way onto social media via your guests’ feeds.
Now that you’ve got the main sections of the home outfitted, it’s time to turn attention to the details. This is where tableware comes in to play. Using any old tableware is fine, but a theme can really be tied together with flatware that matches the concept. The great thing about going this route is that there are plenty of kits to choose from. Tableware is an effortless detail that can do a lot of heavy lifting if other areas are lacking. Case in point, a graduation party with cap and tassel table decorations alongside paper plates that congratulate the honoree set the tone long before the cake is ever cut. The entire display acts as a centerpiece that draws the room in around a central theme. All you have to do is decide on the one that’s right for you and your guests.
Party kits are a one stop shop for party planners on the go. They come in handy when time is of the essence by providing a variety of core pieces vital to transforming any space. This leaves you with plenty of time to pick up a couple of odds and ends to complement the theme for a well-rounded vibe. A setup using this Dinosaur Adventure Decoration kit comes with pretty much everything you need to get started. This includes 24 green and orange balloons, T-Rex and friends cutout wall dangler, an adventure themed Happy Birthday banner, and a prehistoric table centerpiece. One kit frees you up to spend the rest of your venture dabbling in the other, often overlooked, categories we mention throughout. Not to mention buying the whole kit and caboodle in one fell swoop is a surefire way to save money.
Shop By Color
Color coordinating a party is one of the most effective ways
to set the mood. We all know the basics – red and green for Christmas, black
and orange for Halloween, Gold for New Years etc. But those aren’t the only
times where a solid color theme comes in handy. Play with black and purple for
a spooky undertone or give your high school grad turned college bound young
adult a gold and white send off that is as bright as their future. Mix and
match colors like green
for a spring time celebration. Complete a vibrant superhero themed party with
red and yellow for a subtle comic book nod. The beauty about planning around
color is that no theme is above benefiting from a sophisticated palette. Give
it a whirl and see what you come up with.