Party Planning 101 – Give your guests the Warmest of Welcomes!

Whether you’re throwing a party for 20 or just having a few close friends over, party planning can be stressful. There’s a lot involved in a party of any size. You have to plan, prep, clean, shop, cook and then there’s hosting the actual party. Don’t be stressed! Throwing a party should be just as enjoyable for the host, as it is for your guests. Just repeat this simple mantra when you’re throwing a party: parties are supposed to be fun, not stressful. And while you’re at it, follow these simple tips to throw a stress-free party:

Planning
When planning a party, the golden rule is that there are no rules. If you want to have a karaoke night and serve gourmet food, go right ahead. Or maybe you want to make stadium food and serve it on the good china. There are no limits to what you can do when throwing a party. Just make sure that you plan a party that’s enjoyable for you and your guests.  Whatever you choose, just be confident and stick with the theme.

Prepping and Shopping
The party prep and shopping can also help you be stress-free on the day of the party. Do things a few days in advance to avoid stressing out the day of the party. Take stock of everything you already have at home and then make a list of everything you’ll need to buy. Shopping a few days in advance will also prevent any moments of panic when you can’t find a particular item at the grocery store.

Cleaning
There’s no need to clean the house from top to bottom. Instead, clean the few rooms you know your guests will see and do a light cleaning everywhere else. The key to being a good host is for people to feel comfortable in your house. One way to make your guests feel comfortable is to light a few candles. The Aurora Candle Warmer Lamp is great for parties because there is no flame, the candle is warmed from the top and the scent is emitted faster while lengthening the life of your candle. There’s no need to worry about anyone knocking the candle over or re-lighting the candle when it burns out. You’ll have a warm and cozy home to welcome your guests.

Cooking
A great party isn’t about the food you serve, it’s about the great conversations and smiles you have with your guests. With that in mind, cook foods you’re comfortable with and know are a hit. Don’t try a dish for the first time the night of the party, this will only make you stressed the entire time you’re cooking. Another great idea is to buy food from your favorite restaurant or get the party catered if you’re not a master chef.

 
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Throwing a party needs to be stress-free and fun for everyone involved. We hope these tips helped and we can’t wait to get an invite to your next party!  Remember how much time and effort it takes for you to throw a party when going over to friend’s homes, so don’t forget to thank them with a housewarming present!

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