You’ve decided to host a party, but now you have to come up with the perfect theme to delight your guests. Maybe your party is just to get friends and family together, or maybe you’re celebrating something specific. Whether you’re celebrating a milestone, holiday or event, choosing a theme can seem intense. There are so many options, and every one of them is amazing! So, where do you begin? Here are 4 tips to picking the right theme for your party.
- What impression do you want to make?
Begin with the reason you are celebrating. Your type of event will give you a basic concept of what you want. If your event is near a holiday, decide if that theme is right for you. Next, consider if you want your party to feel casual, formal or somewhere in between. Think about the people you are inviting, and what they enjoy. You can pick a simple color combination or a favorite activity. Once you have a general idea, start putting together details that will pull your theme together. Maybe a photo booth with pink and black accessories, or cupcake decorating will be right for your friends.
- How much time will preparations take?
When choosing party ideas, consider how much time you have for the details. If you’re already on a tight schedule, leave out time consuming projects for something ready-made. You will also need to think about how long it will take to set up and take down the decorations. For example, it’s quicker to set up a buffet line, than to lay out table settings.
- How much effort can you give?
This goes beyond the amount of time you will have to put into the party. This is your actual ability to manage all of the responsibility. Yes an intricate tea setting would be nice, but maybe you choose a variety of punch options instead?
- What will it cost?
This is a huge one to consider, and may be the most influential one. Decide how much you can spend on your party. You should also decide where you want to spread your costs. It is up to you to determine if the majority of your expense will go to the food, the venue, or the decorations.
You can find the perfect theme when you are approaching the preparations with realistic expectations. It is always fun to visualize the most extravagant parties, but it may not be reasonable. These 4 tips are a great place to start. Organize your theme ideas, consider how much time you have, determine the effort you can make, and how much cost will be.