If the bank holiday weekend is anything to go by, summer isn’t quite over yet. If you’ve been enjoying a mix of wedding celebrations, BBQs with friends and picnics in the park. You’ll know how important it is to prepare everything perfectly so you can enjoy yourself without worrying about the little things.
The summer holidays may be over for some of you, but that doesn’t mean you don’t have an excuse to start prepping the next lot of festivities. Yes, we’re talking about cosy nights in, birthday celebrations and you guessed it – Christmas!
Ok, so Christmas may be way off, but you must have seen the adverts for Strictly Come Dancing, so it’s the official run-up surely!
Whatever you have planned over the next few months, if there’s an event in sight, getting ready to become the perfect host can be a little overwhelming. So where do you start?
Take a look at some of our handy tips to celebrate in style in the coming months:
Decide on a theme
In some cases, people can go a little overboard trying to decide on a theme. However, unless you’re throwing a fancy dress party, you can in fact, just add subtle touches of your theme for overall inspiration. Summer often lends itself to garden soirees and whimsical decor. But in the winter months, you could incorporate the essence of Hygge or add touches of luxury to create a chic and stylish party vibe.
Creating a delicious food and drink menu
If you’re looking for something a little more exciting than your typical buffet menu, why not experiment with some delicious recipes to impress your guests. If you don’t want to go whole hog (pun intended!) and lay on a three-course meal. There are a range of mouthwatering tapas inspired ideas to tickle their tastebuds. The wine you serve is also another important decision because it has to pair perfectly with your menu.
If you have a particular preference or a favourite wine from Bordeaux for example, online boutique The Beauty & The Taste can help you find the ideal accompaniment to your dishes. Choosing suitable wine for your party can be overwhelming. However, The Beauty & The Taste guide you through an exceptional selection of the finest wines in both old world and new world locations. So you enjoy a vintage that complements your dishes.
Choosing the venue
The venue is another crucial factor in your party planning, as this also determines how well your theme will work in the setting. Whether you are preparing an intimate affair or a large gathering, the location and accessibility are also important. Bringing all these aspects together enables you to make a room plan and decoration mood board to create the ideal party space. There are lots of ideas on Pinterest to give you some inspiration. Plus don’t be afraid to add your own little twists to the theme to give it some personality.
Party planning can be stressful, but with these handy pointers, all you need to worry about is having fun!
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