Throwing the perfect party can be easier than you think, you just have to have a few tricks up your sleeve. Lucky for you, we're sharing our best secrets for being the perfect host.
Pick your theme
It's not a party without a great theme, so make sure to choose carefully. We've got a few ideas to get you started.
Choose your decor
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Now that you have your theme down, it's time to decide how to make your space look fab. Make it easy by using items you already have on hand, like Mason jars, to spice up the look.
Plan your menu
The food makes the party, so plan a great spread. You can't serve up just any cocktails with the food you choose, so check out these ideas for perfect food and cocktail pairings that fit any theme.
Make easy food look fab
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A smart hostess serves store-bought food to cut down prep time, but there's no need to let your guests in on that secret. Use these tricks to make that pre-made food look fancy.
Consider a fun way to serve food
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Save yourself the headache of assembling dinner for your guests — let them do it themselves. Consider assembling a make-it-yourself buffet like these.
Add great garnishes
The last thing you want to do it serve your guests drinks that look boring. Add some fab garnishes to really impress your guests.
Get it all online
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Believe it or not, you can get everything you need for your shindig without ever leaving your house. Follow this guide on getting everything online.
Choose some games
Don't expect your guests to entertain themselves. Plan some games to break the ice and liven up the evening. Check out this list of party games to make sure everyone has a great time.
Still not sure how to tackle this hostess gig without totally stressing out? Check out how to handle the whole thing without breaking a sweat.
Figure out your party style
Take a break from all this party planning and have a little bit of fun. Take our quiz to find out what kind of party you should throw.