Planning a party can feel daunting. Don't despair. Here are a few tips to help make it effortless and fun -- whether it's a birthday celebration, a bar mitzvah, a bridal shower or a party just because.
Set a date: Pick a day that works with your schedule and gives you time to plan. Make sure to let the most important people on your list know in advance, so they can save the date.
Prepare your guest list: Do you want to invite just the family -- or your entire circle of friends? Consider the mix, as well as any space limitations.
Set the tone: What sort of party do you want to have? A casual backyard barbecue, an intimate dinner, a fancy dress-up bash? Think about what will make you (or the guest of honor) happy -- then go with it.
Send out the invitations: Whether you're sending a formal invitation or a casual e-vite, invitations set the mood. Make sure you give your guests plenty of notice and a clear date by which to RSVP.
Select a menu and drink list: A full, tended bar and passed hors d'oeuvres? A plated dinner served on your own china? Burgers and brats on paper plates? A festive sampling of the guest of honor's favorite foods? Let your menu reflect the occasion -- and your taste and style.
Plan your decor: Fresh-cut flowers, festive strings of lights, flickering candles. Make it tasteful and elegant or kitschy and fun.
Choose your music: A live jazz trio or string quartet, a groovy DJ or a specially selected mix played on your own sound system: Let the right music set the perfect mood.
Don't worry: The experienced, professional event planners at Naturally Delicious are here to help. We'll make sure it all goes perfectly, so you can relax and have fun.