Hey my loves,
if you know me you know that I love planning and organizing parties of any kind. I just love to plan and also I love to hang out with my friends.
There are a lot of aspects to planning a party and it makes it so fun: Who do you want to invite? What do you want to do? Will it be a theme party? What food will you serve? All those fun questions. I thought to make it easier for you I would give you guys a step-by-step instruction on how to organize the perfect party.
WHEN & WHERE & WHO & WHY
Why are you trying to organize a party? What is the occasion? I always have two big parties in a year – that is my birthday and my Christmas dinner. But this year I also had another special party to add to my list – my graduation. So there it is, my why.
When do you want to throw your party? Well, I actually already did one and planning on doing another one as soon as I get my bachelor thesis grade. So the first time around I picked a weekend right after I handed in my thesis. For the second one I am planning something around the end of September. As soon as you set a date that works for yourself, you then get move on to the next too important questions: Where and Who?
Where do you want to hold your party? I keep it always simple and easy and do it at my place. It’s also a lot cheaper than renting out a place and I like to decorate and cook myself.
Who do you want to invite? For my graduation party I am doing something with my family and then again with my friends. I usually invite my closest friends and we usually end up being around 8 to 10 people. If you are thinking about inviting more than that remember to think about food and drink costs as well as enough seating space.
Now, it’s the first fun part: THE INVITATION.
I love a good invite and with the paperlesspost.com online invitations you get to have a lot of options for every special occasion you might have. It’s super easy to use and you can change every card to your liking. From the text to the font, from the background to the design you can choose and change whatever you want and you can do it all from your laptop. Look at design I played around for my second graduation party:
But that is just one of the many options you have, you should definitely check them out. If you’re also planning a graduation party they have a lot of very cute designs: Graduation Invitations
After you send out your invitations it’s time to plan for everything else.
FOOD & DRINKS & GAMES
What food do you want to serve? I always think about the situation: What suits the occasion of the party? For my birthday I always like to do more casual food like finger food plates or make-your own pizza. For my Christmas Dinner I always prepare everything, because I like to treat my friends. For my graduation party (the first time around) we had a BBQ and everyone brought some food to the party. While I supplied the salads and drinks, which were at this occasion just soft drinks. For games, since we were outside we played some badminton and volleyball. If we were inside we would play things like charades or do karaoke.
I hope that this helped you a little bit with your planning. I wish you all a wonderful day!