18th Birthday Party Ideas: Plan The Coolest Party For Your Daughter

When a girl turns eighteen, it doesn’t only mean that this is the moment she experiences an awesome party, it is also the mark that she’s now becoming a young lady.  That is why 18th birthday celebrations should be very special and memorable.

Turning 18 only happens once in a girl’s life.  Most want to celebrate it with a bang while some want to just celebrate it with relatives and closest friends.  Neither, if you are planning to celebrate your daughter’s 18th birthday, I have a list of tips on different 18th birthday party ideas which can help you plan and throw a small or a big birthday party that your daughter will definitely cherish forever.

Most common party themes:

Let’s start out with the theme of the party.  There are tons of themes out there but here are my top picks best for debutantes:

Casino or Poker Themed Party

You probably will have guests who are above 18 are legal to play poker or blackjack. This kind of party theme will bring fun and excitement to your daughter’s guests.  You can simply head to your local casino or transform a venue to look like a real casino.

Princess Themed Party

This is the most common type of party where in everyone is invited to a ball-like party.  Everyone will be in their formal attire while the set-up of the desired venue would look like you are in a castle celebrating a party of a princess. Also popular to have a number of the princesses social dance – cotillion.

Club Themed Party

If your daughter loves to party like she is in a club, it is best to throw her this kind of theme on her birthday. You can hire your own DJ for the music and create a dance floor for everybody to move and groove at. Of course, it is not always required to serve alcoholic beverage to these young adults – you can serve punch or whatever type of drink you want to serve, I’m sure neither would be great!

Carnival Themed Party

A theme wear you will be able to feel young again. Cotton candy machines, theme park games, popcorn, lollipops and other things you can see in a carnival – you can serve them all in your daughter’s party.

Rock Themed Party

If your daughter loves rock music or into music, throwing her this kind of party would be the best idea. She might know a band that could play in her concert-like celebration and be the music in her party.

Now what’s a party if there are no party favors?  Your guests would love to receive a little something to remember your daughter’s debut.  It doesn’t have to be big and expensive. I have a few ideas that I can share you to have a memorable 18th birthday party:

Chocolate lollipops

Chocolates can be molded into different shapes.  If you are having a Casino themed party, you can shape the chocolates to poker chips or dollar sign.  Molds are available in a store near you or you can easily buy them online.

Loot bag of goodies

You can put just about anything in a loot bag.  You can throw in candies, trinkets, thank you card, etc.

Sugar cookies with frosting

  • This type of party favor can either be ordered or prepared at your home. Sugar cookie recipes can be looked up online or you can ask someone in the family who knows how to bake to help you.  You can make round cookies and write your daughter’s name on it by using frosting. Slip the cookie in a pouch and finish it with a ribbon.

Necklace

It doesn’t have to be made out of gold. It can be made out of yarn, or any other affordable make of necklace. It would be great if you add a pendant that matches your party theme for everyone to have a memorabilia.

Keychain

A simple keychain with your daughter’s name on it is an awesome giveaway for your guests.

You don’t have to spend so much money on little things; you can get tips of DIY’s online and just ask family members to help you or just follow the 18th birthday party ideas above.

Having a very memorable 18th birthday for your daughter doesn’t have to be pricey. You can always look up affordable things, venue and catering.  What’s important is that the fun is there along with your loved ones.

Quick Tips On Throwing A Hollywood Party

18It is a fact that Hollywood party is probably one of the most common party themes all over the world. Because of the popularity of the Hollywood across the world, it’s no wonder that almost everyone of us has already attended a this kind of party at one time in our lives.

But are we really aware of the proper way to dress like the famous Hollywood stars? In case you’re interested in throwing a Hollywood inspired party in one of these days, you need to equip yourself with some of the most common tips about this kind of event and on how to throw the perfect party.

When invited or told to attend a company-sanctioned event with a Hollywood theme, the most common tendency of many people is to wear the best clothes they have. Although this is party correct because most of Hollywood stars dress extravagantly, there’s really more to Hollywood inspired party theme than those glamorous gowns and tuxedos.

The main point of Hollywood party is to mimic the Hollywood scene not necessarily during the Oscars or Grammy Awards. But it could mean mimicking how your idol Hollywood stars dress up and carry themselves when in public.

For movie lovers, this is a perfect time to bring your passion about a certain movie character or a celebrity into life by dressing exactly the same that character or a certain star. To maximize the benefit of this event, it’s best to encourage the guests to participate by dressing up like their idols and to be as participative as possible.

 

Invitations

Did you know that even in creating the invitations you can express how creative you are? Yes. That’s true. But this does not mean that you have to spend too much just for the invitation. Instead, you can just create your own invitations with loads of your creativity.

When doing this, you can either buy new supplies or make use of your old paperboards and use plenty of glitters to have the glamorous touch. For color options, red and silver, together with gold are basically the elegant colors.

For the invitation, go for a red paper with a star drawn in front glued to the paper. Use golden dusts to add glittering effects to the invitation. Don’t forget to write down your name on the individual cards in a chick manner. You can use your nickname or name that your friends usually calls you.

 

Setting up the venue

When talking about the Hollywood, the very first thing that comes to our mind is the red carpet during major awards’ night. You can look for local party supply store for red carpet for party and not the real deal because it would be very expensive.

If the party supply store doesn’t sell it, ask if they know someplace where you can rent one. If you can’t buy one as well as rent, you can go for a red cloth. You can buy a few meters of red cloth then cut it a meter wide then sew it to make it looks like it’s continuous.

Having the red carpet is probably one of the most important elements of a Hollywood-inspired party so you should strive your best to have it whether the real thing or an improvised one.

 

Documentation

These days, documentation has becoming a very important aspect in every event. Everyone seems so preoccupied on documenting every aspect of their lives and let the world see it. So for this special event, don’t forget to have someone as the official photographer or the one who will record everything.

You can assign a family member as the official photographer or a videographer for the entire event. This will also add to the glamorous feeling, especially since it’s kind of awkward when there seems to be no one taking the pictures.

While your guest is entering the party venue, let them have their pictures taken by the official photographer and documentation crew. Although this is a kind props for the event, this is also very important in keeping record of this fun party.

 

Awarding ceremony

To make the event as realistic as possible in mimicking the lives of celebrities in the Hollywood, the night will never be over without the awarding ceremony. You can make up several awards just to jazz up the night.

You can have some of your family members and other important guests to select Mr. and Ms. Hollywood of the night, Most Daring Outfit Award, or Most Picture Perfect Dress of the Night. Just be creative in making up different awards to add color to the event.

There’s really no need to prepare cash prizes for the winners but simple sash with do. You can use the remaining cloth that you have purchased and the glittering materials left in making the invitations.

 

Food

Another important aspect of any event is the food. Whether it’s a BBQ party or a glamorous Hollywood inspired ones, your guests are still human and they will need to eat after all.

To keep the Hollywood feeling, you can also mimic the food that are being served in awards night. This would include finger food and non-greasy food, especially since your guests are all dressed up and serving messy food can be annoying.

On the food side, it’s basically easier since one doesn’t have to think of extra complicated food that are usually being served in most parties. From food to the set up of the party venue, consistency with the Hollywood atmosphere is important.

Surprise Party Ideas: Keeping Everything A Secret

17Everyone loves surprises. If you’re planning to give someone a surprise birthday party, you should start equipping yourself with some of the most effective surprise party ideas today that really work.

This means that you need to know how to secretly plan but have a successful outcome. But the very challenging part is how to make the entire plan a total secret. That is why you need to be very sneaky to ensure that there will be no problem. To make this event a successful one, you need to plan it ahead of time and invest a lot of effort to ensure that it will remain a top secret.

Obviously, you need to keep even the preparation as secret as possible. But with all the things that need to be done, it’s seems impossible to how to keep everything secret. By following these rules, it will be a lot easier on your part to make your plan a successful one.

 

Know the celebrator

If you want to make this plan a successful one, you need to make sure that the person whom you plan on surprising is indeed loves surprises. If not, everything will be wasted it’s extremely difficult to have a kind of party when the person celebrating the event doesn’t like it in the first place.

If you don’t want to make all your effort go wasted, you first need to know this thing. There are also some people who hate being surprises, so instead of making them feel special, it might piss them off. So you really have to know the personality of the person whom you’re planning to surprise.

If you have ascertained that the celebrator loves being surprised, then you need to get to know more about him or her. There are several information that you need to know, which can help you further in making the preparation seamless.

 

Choose a date

To make surprise birthday parties really a surprise, you need to make the date as unpredictable as possible. For birthdays, it’s best to hold on a day that the celebrator least expect it rather than on his or her exact birthday because it will become more obvious if you will hold it on the same day, especially if you have been friends with the celebrator for quite awhile now.

To make the unsuspecting celebrator caught by surprise, you may hold the surprise event on the date that he or she least expect it like days before or after her birthday, for example. The key here is to not leave any clue that you or your friends are preparing for something’s very special.

Another aspect to consider regarding the timing of the party is the time of the day. to make everything go seamless, this can be very tricky, especially since there are a lot of things and schedules that must be considered. Don’t forget to make the guest of honor’s schedule the main consideration.

 

Venue

For the venue, it’s best to inform the celebrator that you are going to a place where you usually go with regularly. This is to ward off any suspicion because if you will inform them that you will be going to an unfamiliar place, especially if it’s expensive or special place, that might draw suspicion.

The key here is to notify the guest of honor of a place that’s very normal to avoid suspicion. Depending on the season, you might to consider booking your planned party ahead of time to ensure that you got your desired date. Booking in advance will also ensure that you will get the best spot in the restaurant or place where you intend to hold the event.

Part of the venue preparation is the party theme. Having a party theme is a great way to make the people entertained and jazzed up for the party. The crazier the party theme is, the better. This will make the guest prepare for the event and for the guest of honor appreciate not only those people behind the surprise party but also those guests who took time to prepare and dress up for the event.

If you chose to not have a theme, it’s still okay and the party will still go on as perfect as possible. In fact, the theme is not the sole requirement for a successful party. But it can certainly make the event more fun and memorable though.

 

Guest lists

Unlike any other parties or even regular birthdays, choosing the guest for a surprise party can be a pain in the neck. First, you need to identify people whom you think can keep a secret. Second, you need to make sure that these people are available and are willing to participate for the event.

Usually, it’s best to limit the number of guest to the minimum so as to ensure the quality of the crowd thereby ensure the success of the party. Having proactive guests is also very important to have a fun party where everyone’s participating.

Ideally, the guests for the surprise party should be those who are so dear to the person and not just random individuals who don’t really know the celebrator on a personal level.

 

Briefing the guests

The most important yet challenging part of throwing a surprise party is to how to brief and inform the guests and everyone involved in the party without the celebrator noticing it.

That’s why it’s very important to consider small group rather than big crown where everyone doesn’t know anyone. To ensure that the guest of honor doesn’t notice that you are brewing a plan, you need to inform all the guests individually.

You can do it in different methods like in person, on Facebook, or through emails. Just be sure to inform the guest to keep it between the two of you. Who knows, that person might tell someone or a friend who accidentally spills the bean to the celebrator. A simple mistake can ruin to entire plan that’s why emphasizing the importance of the secrecy of the event is your top priority.

Having A Party Ready House

15Throwing a party, of any sorts, can be a pain in the neck for many individuals. It’s probably because of the lack of knowledge on how to do it the right way. Before anything else, you need to make sure that your house is party ready. It means that from your lawn to the dining table, everything has been put in their places and ready for any big events.

In most cases, people tend to oversee this aspect of party planning and some even considered it as a non-priority, which is absolutely not a good idea. First, preparing the house special occasion must be a priority on top of other aspects of the events.

 

Box things

Packing everything that has to be packed must a top priority when preparing the house for the party. For those who are hosting a housewarming parties, it is extremely important to have everything cleared out, which means all unnecessary items have to be taken away.

Now that you have packed and boxed everything that has to be kept, next thing to do is to store these items in a certain area. Be sure that this your guest has to access to this area. When storing the boxed items, be sure to organize them so you can easily sort them. One way of organizing the items is to label them accordingly and group the boxes according to which area of the house they are used.

 

Decoration

People have the tendency to judge you based on how well you have decorated the house. So to have that wowing first impression, you need to make it a point that you have the decoration part planned out.

In certain events, decoration plays a significant role, especially for house warming events and birthdays. Although you’re house is not that “perfect” house, you should do everything to make it look at its best be banking on the decoration aspect of it.

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When planning the decoration, you should be familiar with the type of decors that have that “welcoming” effect. This means that right at your lawn or doorsteps, the guests should have that feeling that they are warmly welcomed.

Putting some hanging on your wall will make your house have that “party feeling” and will make your guest feel more welcomed. It is also important in setting the party mood, which is extremely important. If you’re not quite sure of what to do in achieving that party perfect house, then a quick research will do the trick.

 

Putting accessories

Now that you are done with the macro level preparation, next stop is the smaller details. Although these are very specific detailed preparation, this does not mean that these are less important than the previous level of preparing the house for the party.

Things like candles, powder room essentials, and perfect party music, among others, are just some of the many more specific items that have to be taken into account for a successful party. Having these more detailed things, along other the general preparation part, any party will surely be a success.

For example, having the right music to set the mood for any event is virtually important in making the party successful. It’s essential in making the guest have that party feeling and a mood ready to have fun.

 

Preparing yourself

Preparation for the party does not only mean that you are prepared on the house and party essential aspects of your house. It also means to say that you are all set up for the event with yourself. As a party house, you have to make sure that you’re ready to go for the event and are presentable too.

While most of your guest might be more focused on the other aspects of the party like on the decoration and food part, it is also your responsibility to make it a point that you’re presentable and ready to meet the guests.

On the day of the event, you need to be well prepared on your clothes and pleasant looking. Looking good for the party does not mean that you have to be dressed in expensive clothing but it just mean that you have to be very dressed smart and appropriate.

For those who will be cooking, you can still look cool in your favorite party clothes, but be sure to wear an apron so you won’t be covered with mess. Have a back-up party dress or clothes ready just in case you need to change clothes.

 

House pets

Most families love having house pets. Although they are extremely cute, sometimes they can cause a total mess during parties. Thus, you may want to hide them for this important event. Not because you just don’t like them hanging around with your guests but it just that you have to.

Another reason for this is that some pets, especially dogs, tend to be very territorial and over-protective of their owners and having a lot of people hanging around in their territory can be a cause of problem for them.

So to make your guests and pets both happy, sometimes you just have to make a decision and one of these is to temporarily hide your pets somewhere in the house. You can cage them temporarily in a place that’s off-limit to the guest so as not to cause unnecessary and annoying barking in the case of dogs.

Don’t forget to ensure that your pets are kept in a comfortable cage or holding area all throughout the event. Provide them enough water and food. Ventilation is also another important aspect that owners should never forget when holding the pets temporarily. Since pets can be very irritable at times, you need to ensure that they are comfortable and well taken care of.

In a nutshell, party planning can be very overwhelming, especially if you don’t know what are the things needed to have a perfect party, especially on the preparation party particularly in setting up the house. Without this knowledge, it’s very difficult to ensure that you have a perfect and smooth sailing party where everyone is enjoying the moment.

How to host a housewarming party

13Now that you have finally bought a new house, the next thing that you should consider is to throw a housewarming party. Admittedly, throwing this type of party can be really a daunting task, especially if you have to idea what to do and how to do these.

For those who have no experience in throwing a party such as this one, problems like where to begin is common. With a straight-to-point and simple plan, anyone can enjoy a worry-free, fun, cost-effective house warming party with ease.

 

 

Guest list

Making the guest list. Before anything else, starting with a guest is the best place to start when planning any type of events, including this one. Don’t forget to invite some of your friends, relatives, workmates, and other significant people in your life.

When doing the guest list, there are a lot of things that must be considered including the size of your house or apartment. You don’t want to invite a big number of guests if you’re living in a studio-type apartment.

 

Date 

Picking the perfect date. The rule of the thumb here is to hold the celebration as soon as you have moved in. otherwise, it will lose its essence. For the specific day of the week, many prefer holding it over the weekend so everyone is much less busier. Weekdays are fine too provided that you hold it around dinnertime after office work.

Before you move forward to the other aspects of planning the party, you need a specific date. That’s why it is very important to have the date as soon as possible before you can proceed with the invitations, for example.

 

Invitations

Sending the invitations. There are actually several unspoken rules about sending invitations like when’s the best time to send those or in what way. Many sources are somewhat common in saying that the best time to send those is around 2 weeks prior the actual event. It is to allow your guest to adjust their schedule and include your party in their individual schedules.

As per the mode of sending the invitations, there are also several ways such as the traditional mail or newer ways like emails and even Facebook invites. Whatever mode you choose or prefer, remember to take note of the core elements of a good invitation.

 

Food

Planning the food to prepare. Food is probably one of the most essential elements of a good party and without it, it’s obviously difficult to expect a happy and enjoyed guests. To make your housewarming party enjoyable and fun, you need to have a well planned out food.

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For the food part, it’s not enough that you just have to prepare any random food as you please. Food too requires planning like what are the appropriate types of food that you should be cooking. For parties like this, finger food is always the best options. Aside from the fact that these types of food are easy to prepare, these are also non-messy food, which allows your guests to eat while doing their own thing like mingling with other guests. Avoid saucy and messy food, which can give you more problems, especially on the after care aspect of the party.

 

Budget

Budget and food. When planning the food to serve, you have to consider your budget as well. Your budget for the party is probably the very first aspect that you should take into account when planning the food because it determines every detail of the food.

For the budget side, you need to be realistic in setting your budget. For new couples, for example, who just got their first love nest where they can start their own lives, it’s best to keep their budget as realistic and practical as possible. Too much spending doesn’t do any good for starting couple.

Outsourcing the food. If you think preparing the food yourself is too much, then hiring professional service providers like caterers is your next option. Another reason for this, aside from the convenience it gives, is that it allows you to focus on other aspect of the event.

 

Drinks

Prepare the drinks. Alcoholic beverages are considered by some as social lubricant, which means in social gatherings, people tend to connect with each other better if they have something to share with like beers or any liquor.

Planning the drinks to be served requires one to consider the demographics of the guests expected to attend the event. If most of your invited guests are in legal age, then it’s perfectly fine to serve alcoholic beverages. However, if most of them are minors, then you might have to consider lighter drinks such as sodas. Remember that serving alcoholic beverages to minors is a crime in some areas and you can be held responsible as the party host.

 

Prepping the house

Preparing your house. Since the main point of this event is your newly built or bought house, it should be impressive at has that wowing first impression. Thus, as the owner of the new house and the host, you need to make it more pleasing to your guests. Cleaning the whole house can be very overwhelming and without a clear direction, it can be chaotic.

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Boxing everything and putting unnecessary items aside is the best starting point when preparing the entire house. You have to make sure that the house is at its best for your guests because if not, you’re defeating the main point of this party.

A quick tip for this is to get rid of everything that’s unimportant and has to be set aside. This include everything that are extremely fragile like expensive vases or figurines that you don’t want to get broken after the event, especially if you are expecting a lot of kiddos.

When you have everything carefully planned out, from guest list to preparing the house for the party, it’s easy to expect that you will have a memorable and housewarming event of your life. Since having a new house is a very important milestone to anyone, it has to be celebrated memorably. So just enjoy the planning and the party itself.

Easter Party Ideas: Fun For Kids

Children loves Easter bunnies as much as they love Easter parties. For parents, knowing some of the basics about Easter party ideas is a helpful skill that will come in handy in many situations. Whether you just want to have fun party for your kid or want to make it as a theme for his or her next birthday, these simple tips will surely come in handy in the future.

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As we enter the Lenten season, it means that Easter Sunday is also getting nearer. But how far are you in your preparation for this year’s Easter party? If you have absolutely no idea on what to do and how to do it, you better start your own research and start working for better results.

 

Timing

The timing is very important element to any event, whether it’s for an Easter party or not. If you need to make you child’s Easter party memorable with some of his friends, you need to carefully plan the date and time of the event.

Because most families will have their family gathering on the exact Easter Sunday, having the event schedule either prior or after the actual Easter Sunday is your best alternative. You have to remember that the time and date are vital elements that will determine the success of the event.

Generally, it’s best to hold the party before the actual Easter party so as not to divide the attention of your invited guests. Now that you have the date, the next thing to consider is the time of the day. In most cases, many prefer late afternoon Easter parties.

 

Egg hunt décor

To make the Easter egg hunt enjoyable to all age groups, you need to have an appropriate decorations based on different age groups. Although egg hunt is enjoyed by people of different ages, you need to take into account the demographics of your guests according to their age.

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Considering the age group when decorating the egg hunt will ensure that everyone’s having a great time in the event and that small kids, especially can enjoy the activity. For example, if you have a lot of children guests, you should not hide the eggs in places that they can’t reach or not within their reach. Also, take into consideration the safety of the children as well.

For much older guests, you can hide the eggs in more challenging places that only them can find. Again, knowing your guests will give you a lot of information that can help plan a perfect party including a simple Easter egg hunt.

 

Activity location

Again, choosing the place where you will hold the event is crucial to the success of this event. If you have much wider lawn or activity area within your house, it’s perfect to have the event at that place to give ample space for the participants. However, if you decide to hold the egg hunt outdoors, you must have an alternative venue once the weather turns differently.

For those who plan to throw an egg hunt in a much wider space let’s say within the community, it’s best to spread out the eggs in different areas within the community or neighborhood. This will increase the level of difficulty or chances of finding or retrieving the hidden eggs.

For indoor egg hunt parties, it’s best to clear the house from unnecessary items like big furniture that can possibly cause injuries to the children. To ensure that everyone’s actively participating, planning the location of the hunt itself must be well thought out.

 

Setting boundaries

Setting boundaries is a very important thing to consideration to ensure that everyone is participative. Without a clear boundary, it’s almost impossible to find the hidden items, especially if the egg hunting is held outdoors in a vast area.

The boundary must be as clear and specific as possible so the hunters will only focus on a certain area and they will not waste their time finding the items in a vast area. Now that you have the boundaries identified, you need to make it a point that everyone participating for the egg hunt is aware of the boundaries and that these boundaries are specific and well defined as possible.

 

Listing the locations

Making a list detailing the location of every hidden egg is important. The list of the location where every egg is hidden is so important in keeping your hiding of eggs as organized as possible. This will also help the organizer in directing the children on the location of some eggs that are much harder to locate.

Apart from the benefits of being organized, it will also help the organizer or the Easter egg hunt host to keep track of the retrieved eggs as well as those that have already been retrieved. This will also keep track of the eggs that weren’t retrieved. So on the part of the party hosts, the list will surely come in handy.

 

Prices matters

Probably one of the single driving forces that motivate the egg hunters to find the egg is the price. So to make everyone interested in finding every egg, be sure to have attractive prices that worth the find and effort. If you don’t know of what are these prices you can search online for prices ideas. But the thing is, the more attractive the prices are, the more enthusiastic the people will be in finding the hidden eggs.

Another thing to consider regarding the prices is to level it according to the level of difficulty for a particular stage. The harder the egg is hidden the more attractive the prices should be in order to encourage the participants to find that egg no matter what.

Early Christmas Party Ideas

Although it’s still months away from Christmas, it’s actually a good way to make an early planning and be familiar with different Christmas party ideas to ensure a successful Christmas party this year.  With months away from December, it’s actually the best time to start planning in having a successful and fun Christmas of 2014.

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Many consider Christmas as one of the best times of the year and as such, it is best spent with the family. Spending this special day with special people in your life will make this event more special and memorable considering the fact that you get to spend time with other in this special time of the year.

Since a great party requires a great deal of effort in preparation, so as with Christmas parties. If you want a colorful and fun Christmas party, you need to have a clear plan laid out weeks or even months before Christmas. This will ensure that you will be able to cover every aspect of the event and you are on schedule.

Having a plan will also enable you as the party organizer to direction and a plan on how you will be able to execute all the plans in a timely manner. Because this process will really take a lot of your time, planning it ahead of time and giving ample time will ensure that you will have everything covered as much as possible.

Since you have decided to start your preparation as early as today, you still have enough time to make everything possible and executed in a timely fashion. You don’t have to finish your plan as early as this month or next month but you will working on the plan and evaluate whether when you will have to start doing any part of your plan much earlier.

 

Name it

All special things in our lives have a name. So one way of making this year’s Christmas party a special one is to give it a name. Be creative when naming this year’s Christmas party and avoid traditional names like Your name’s Christmas Party. Instead, go for something extra special and catchy like My Ultimate Christmas Event. Think creative and be creative when naming your big day.

With that name, you can make it as a starting point in other aspect of your events like the theme, invitations, and decorations, among others. This will also make this year’s Christmas party apart from the rest of your Christmas parties before. So to make it more memorable and lasting, have a name that stands out and describe your personality.

 

Date and time

You can’t plan any event without planning the date. Of course, you can’t hold your party on the Christmas day itself because everyone will be having their own parties with their families. It’s also difficult to gather people on the Christmas eve because everyone is busy preparing for their own Christmas dinner and their attention will be somehow divided.

Thus, your best option is to hold it sometime nearer the 24th or the 25th to have that festive feeling with your guests. If you’re lucky, the best time to hold it is on the 23rd or 24th. However, be sure that you ask for suggestions among your friends whether they will be able to attend your party on those dates to avoid no one showing up on your party.

 

 Party venue

One of the most common venue ideas for Christmas parties is the host’s house itself. To experience the wintery party, you can hold the party outside even if it’s freezing cold on that day. If you decide to have it this way, be sure to inform your guest so they will be dressed accordingly. Otherwise, they will end up celebrating their Christmases at the hospital for colds.

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There are other party venue ideas that are perfect for Christmas parties such as restaurants, resorts, and even hotels. These are cool for those who can afford and have the extra budget for the venue. There are other alternative venue ideas that totally rock like holding it in an orphanage or shelters for the homeless so you will have a more meaningful Christmas this year.

 

Guest list

Creating a guest list is very important in ensuring the success of any event. In the case of a Christmas party, it’s extremely important to keep the party as intimate as possible. Unlike your ordinary birthday party, it’s advised to have a smaller guest list for a Christmas party. Invite only those who are so dear to you and whom you have special connection to.

The ideal minimum number of guest would be 10 while you can invite as many as 50 individuals at the maximum. The guest list should include your closest friends, relatives, and close neighbors. Avoid inviting people whom you don’t really know for they might get annoyed spending their Christmas with you in the event that your party will turn out to be a failure or dull. But if the people whom you have invited were all cool and dear to you, they wouldn’t mind whether the party will turn out great or dull.

 

Plan the activities

Fun activities are the backbone of a successful event. Even if you have the best food and the most elaborate decorations, these will not help in bringing justice to the event alone. You need to have fun, entertaining, and engaging activities that your guests can enjoy and relate to.

The element of enjoyment and participation should be the core criteria when choosing the activities for any event. For Christmas parties for example, it is important that the events are appropriate for the celebration.

Christmas parties are fun events where families and friends spend time together. To make this kind of event fun and memorable, it is important that we are familiar with some of the basic Christmas party ideas that can help us in throwing a fun and relaxing event.

Once you have done your homework and paid attention up to the smallest details, it will be extremely easy for you to plan and throw a successful and memorable Christmas party this year like you’ve been before.

25th Birthday Party Ideas: Turning Quarter Of A Century

Turning quarter of a century-year old is something that everyone should be proud of, especially for women. While you were so very hyped up when you were about to turn 18, this too is a perfect time to reminded again that there are a lot of things that need to be thankful for. Thus, one way of making this day extra special is to familiarize yourself with different 25th birthday party ideas.

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For most women, turning 25 is a very momentous event and this calls for an extra ordinary celebration. There are some women who would go and climb mountains, try things they have never tried before, go to new places, and just explore things that are way beyond their imagination.

But in reality, there are also those women who are more into typical and believer of the mantra that there’s really nothing about turning 25 that anyone should celebrate for. Whether you’re one of the proactive ladies or you’re more of a laid back type, there’s one thing that you all agree with: women love adventure.

That’s why it’s not surprising at all to find ladies spend this day in so many unique ways. If you want to mark this day in a more special manner, you have to go beyond the mindset of celebrating it over dinner is enough. Instead, you need to make it a point that you go for every extra mile in making this celebration as fun as possible.

When you’re about to turn 25, this is something that everyone should celebrate with a bang. Silver birthday is the right time for some unique way of celebrating a birthday that you’ve never tried when you turned 16 or even 18. This is also the right time to try things that you can no longer do when you turn 50 or celebrates your 75th birthday.

Whether your plan is a simple party or an extravagant one, all you have to ensure is that it’s something memorable and fun. Don’t worry about anything for now because you will absolutely enjoy everything that you will have to experience on this very day.

 

Skydiving

5As mentioned before, many women love the idea of adventure and unique ways of celebrating their birthday. One of which is by doing skydiving. Although it would sound dangerous at first, it’s actually fun according to those who have experienced it already.

If you love the feeling of adrenaline rush, skydiving is the best way to experience it.  If you’re looking for unforgettable way to celebrate your 25th birthday, skydiving is one of the best ways to do it. It does not only give you that unique feeling, but it will also give you that adrenaline pumping out as you jump off the flying airplane on a free-fall fashion. Don’t worry of your safety, as you will be guided by the professional while you’re at it.

If you’re all set mentally but the expense is holding you back, you can cut the cost by going by group. You can tag along some of your friends and you will surely save a lot while maximizing the fun because you’re sharing this unforgettable experience with people who are so dear to you.

Don’t know what other activities that you can incorporate with the main event? You can invite some of your friends and families for a celebration right after this unforgettable experience. During the gathering, you can share your experience with your family and friends and be prepared to see how amaze they are in hearing your stories. Some adventure companies offer photo services during the experience so don’t forget to have a copy of that picture and share to the rest of the world.

 

Gala night

At least once in a young woman’s life there’s that moment when they wore a gown that never have worn again. So to rekindle that moment, you might want to ask your lady friends for a gala night at your house wearing the gown that they have worn only once that they are dying to wear again if given the chance.

To make this day more exciting encourage your guests to participate by wearing their best clothes and not just a simple gown from their closest just to comply and attend the party. You can hold this event either in hotels ballroom halls near you or better yet, at the comfort of your own house.

Be sure to have good collection of music to suit the party mood and set the dance floor. You can start compiling the playlist that reminds you and your friends’ generation. If you’re a 90’s baby, don’t forget some of Madonna’s dance hits and some of Backstreet Boys’ timeless hits.

Don’t forget the punch and some food that remind you of your childhood. Consider this as a throwback ballroom with everything that reminds you and your friends of your colorful childhood.

 

Epic karaoke

Most girls just love singing their hearts out either in the shower or with a microphone. So for those who have the heart of a diva, celebrating a karaoke sing-off birthday party is a cool way to spend this special day.

Compile some of your favorite songs to sing in the karaoke and have your friends sing them for you. For those friends who are close, this is a perfect way to remind themselves of the good old days through these songs.6

Finding the party venue is absolutely not a problem because there are a lot of karaoke bars around your area. To make the party livelier, you need to incorporate some activities and games that will make the event livelier.  Don’t forget to invite all your closest friends including those from your elementary and from high-school for this epic throwback karaoke night.

For those who are planning this party for a friend, it is best to make it a surprise and literally giving the celebrator absolutely no idea about the event and how it is going to happen. Ask your other friends’ help for this to ensure that you got everything covered.

Bachelorette Party Ideas: A Step Away From A Married Life

new_york_bacheloretteWithout a doubt, a married life is a challenging life where one can experience different things that will test his or her determination. Women in particular are very nervous for this special day. So to lessen their anxiety, knowledge of bachelorette party ideas for this event comes in handy.

Bachelorette parties are usually organized and planned by the bride’s maid of honor. That’s why for the bride-to-be, it’s important to consider this aspect when choosing the bride’s maid. Because if the bride’s maid is not available all the time during the preparation stage, it’s virtually impossible to have this kind of party held.

Since this party is very important to prepare the bride for the big event of her life, the women behind the preparation should exert all effort in making this event more memorable and fun. The night should be fun and memorable for the bride to be, which makes the responsible of the organizing committee more challenging.

However, this does not mean that it’s extremely difficult to pull-off a successful bachelorette party. It is because by following some of these tips, it’s really easy for anyone to plan and implement everything needed for a successful event.

 

Getting help

Two heads are always better than one so as in planning any event. As the bride’s maid, it’s your responsibility to gather all women who are part of the entourage as well as those who are closest to the bride. Getting as many help as possible is very essential on the success of this event, especially since there are just plenty of things that need to be done with so little time.

You might want to consider getting assistance from women on both sides (bride and groom) to have a better outcome. Don’t forget to make the mother of the bride as well as the groom involved. But in most cases, mothers are not usually keen on joining this kind of event. However, be sure to ask for their opinions about certain things.

 

Pick the date

Now that you have the team for the event, it’s about time to pick the date. Obviously, the date should be held before the exact wedding day. If the date for the wedding hasn’t been identified yet, you can skip to the next step of the preparation.

For those who are planning to throw a surprise party, it’s important to keep even the date a surprise. But for those cases wherein the bride herself are aware of the plan, ask for a suggestion for the date. Be sure that everyone’s comfortable with the chosen date and that the bride must be present and available on that day. You don’t want to throw this kind of event without the bride, do you?

 

Budget

In all events or occasions, the budget is a very important consideration. However, since it’s usually the women in the entourage who are primarily responsible for this kind of party, discussing the budget should be a priority.

In the cases of surprise bachelorette parties, it’s sometimes confusing who should shoulder the expenses. Admit it, throwing parties is never cheap and it requires a lot of money. So before going into details about the party, the women involved in the planning should meet and discuss the budget within themselves.

Contribution is basically the best way to source funds for the event. But it’s not a good idea to compel everyone to pay a certain amount by hook or by crook. The contribution should be made voluntary and according to their individual capacity. Those who earn more can give more while those who earn less can give an amount that’s within their capacity.

 

Theme/idea

It’s best to plan the party theme in advance. While it is fun to have the traditional themes like hiring strippers and having some sex toys, these things can be quite offensive to certain individuals, thus, it’s best to take into account who are attending the party.

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If you think the guests are open-minded and are okay with silly things, then you can go for the most common theme or idea for bachelorette parties. Don’t limit yourself to the conventional party ideas as there are still several ways to celebrate this event in a more wholesome but fun way such as going on a day at the beauty parlor or pamper the bride and the rest of the entourage at the nearest spa.

Another way to celebrate it is to treat the soon to be bride on a delectable buffet restaurant or course, with the rest of the ladies. You can conclude the night by dancing in the nearest night club.

If you decide to have a drinking spree at the night club, be sure to plan ahead the ride home. Since most of the girls are dressed up and will probably get drunk, ensuring that they will get home safe must be a priority. You can hire a designated driver for the night who will be in-charge in taking all the girls at their individual houses safely.

 

Decoration

To make this event more special, you have to make the decorations consistent with the wedding theme. You can browse the Internet for cool bachelorette party ideas particularly creative decorations that will further make this day more memorable and fun.

You can have a poster having the bride’s future name. Streamers are also perfect to make the event more colorful. When decorating for the event, it should be something that enhances the whole party venue.

 

Activities

3Just the theme, activities too are important for a successful bachelorette party. Decide on what type of games or activities that you think the ladies will surely enjoy. Again, you need to consider the personality of the guests when picking the activities.

 

Be sensitive when choosing because there might be some women who are uncomfortable with certain games and activities, which can ruin the night instead of setting the mood for the wedding among the girls. The right choice of activities can determine the success of any event so as bachelorette parties so plan carefully and smartly

 

 

 

Useful Toddler Birthday Party Ideas

toddler birthday party ideasOrganizing a toddler’s birthday is one of the highlights of a mother’s career when it comes to party planning. Since the kid’s circle of friend is not yet that complicated, the mother’s full attention is focused on the preparation and other aspects of the party. But still, the need to be familiar with common toddler birthday party ideas is still there.

Despite the fact that kids ages 2-4 are too young to have a personal circle of friends of their own that they can invite, they are quite old enough to have a real sense of what’s happening and they can start to appreciate whether they have a fun or boring birthday party.

This is also the period where parents, especially the mother, should start spending more time on the other aspects of the party, such as the activities and the theme, among others.

Party for the sweet tooth

For most kids who love sweets, it’s a safe idea to have a sprinkles-inspired birthday party theme. It’s actually not surprising to see many toddler birthday parties having sprinkles as the main theme.

But instead of the traditional sprinkles themed party, you have the option to introduce or incorporate other theme that can complement with this theme such as Disney and other child-oriented theme but without leaving the main theme for the sweet tooth.

Old-school bash

It’s uncommon to see birthday parties for toddlers that are based in vintage theme. For this type of idea, you can get some of your old cloth and fabrics as well as other items that you can use in creating this simple but charming toddler’s party theme.

For starters, they can use cloth banners and even old pom-poms in making this event more memorable and fun. It doesn’t really have to be extravagant and extraordinary but it can be as simple as you want it to be.

The Muppets

Almost everyone who grew up with the Muppets would love to have a party inspired by this child-friendly cartoon show. If you love this show when you were a kid, it will also be certain that your kid will also enjoy having a party having the same theme.

If you have some old the Muppets toys be it the actual toys or the pictures of the characters, you can use them as a starting point. When creating the invites and other party collaterals, be sure to make it look uniform.

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Dr. Seuss

If you are planning to throw a magical and fantastical birthday bas for your 2-year-old kid, then choosing a DR. Seuss-inspired theme should make your shortlist. It is a amusing and bright party theme for kids and finding some ideas is not really a big concern as you can find some ideas from books or even you can use the Internet for some ideas.

Don’t forget to include some of the main characters in this show such as the colorful fishes and the cat in the hat. One good thing with this birthday idea is the fact one can use the excess material in your kid’s future birthdays, as most of the characters in the show are common.

Mickey mouse

It’s next impossible not to see Mickey mouse in one of a child’s birthdays. So while your kid is still young, it’s the best time to expose him or her into the world of Disney characters and there’s no other way to do it than to start off with the Mickey mouse.

As you know, you can never go wrong with a Mickey Mouse inspired birthday party plan and it is even considered as one of those party themes for kids that can stand-alone as it is. This is also very beneficial for those parents who are clueless of what party theme to have their kids since you can never go wrong with a Mickey Mouse inspired children’s party.

Other party essentials

Aside from choosing the right theme for your child’s party, you also need to take into account other equally-important aspects that will determine the success of the event:

Venue

You can never plan a party without planning the party venue. Especially in children’s parties, party venue is a major aspect that parents should carefully plan. Now that you already have a tentative idea on toddler birthday party ideas, your next concern would be to choose the party venue.

When choosing the party venue, you need to consider the theme of course and the number of guests that you are about to invite. As a general rule, toddler’s parties should be as intimate as possible since most kids at this age don’t have that many friends as compared to older kids.

Food

Party food should also be carefully planned out, especially since toddlers are now starting to appreciate the food for their parties. Some party planning experts argue that parents should go for non-messy and dry food for children’s parties.

Some of the food to avoid include those oily and messy food because toddlers love to move around and play while eating their party food and it’s almost impossible to regulate the movements of these extremely active kids from getting messy during the party.

Activities

Since toddlers are extremely active, they pay more attention to the activities than on the food or the aesthetic aspects of their party. For this reason, you as a parent should invest more time in planning what types of activities to include that are appropriate for children at this age.

When planning the activities, you must take into account that these are safe, appropriate for their age, and can be understood by kids ages 2-4. No matter how entertaining or fun a game is but it’s beyond the comprehension of a typical toddler, you’re defeating the purpose.

Now that you have the basic ideas on some of the basic things that a party planner or a parent should take note of when planning a party, it will be easier on your part time to throw and organize a party on your own without fear and hesitation.

Cool Girl Birthday Party Ideas

girl birthday party ideasWithout a doubt, planning a party in itself is a stressful task. However, planning a birthday bash for a girl is a double stress and is much more daunting because one has to consider 101 things. Considering the fact that girls are harder to please than boys. With that, one really has to be familiar with different girl birthday party ideas.

Girls especially those aged twelve and up have their own ideas on how they birthday party will look like. Parents at this point need to become more sensitive in planning and it is crucial that the birthday celebrant is consulted on each steps that they will be taken. The success of the party depends on the collaboration of both the parents and the daughter. Every women always look forward for their birthday celebration and they will do anything to be able to ensure that it will be the best birthday ever as if it will be the last. That she is the most beautiful girl on her special day and her party is the best no matter how simple it is.

Having an amazing, well-organized and enchanting birthday party for girls usually starts in careful planning. At this stage, it is advised that the source of ideas is not one sided as mentioned above. Gather all the parties involved – the birthday celebrant, the parents or the event organizer if there is any and plan altogether. In a number of articles published whether local or international, that talks about the common queries on how to throw a successful party, authors all agreed that in the early stage of planning the stress should be placed not on what should be done but instead what the birthday celebrant wanted as indicated in different girl birthday party ideas.

Furthermore, the failure of most parties are attributed on the fact that since everyone is so focus on how the party will become successful by setting their own standards, they tend to forget if that standards is the standard that the birthday celebrant wanted to pursue. They tend to undermine the ability of the birthday celebrant to conceptualize their own birthday party.

Girl’s concept on how to their birthday party should be done is sometimes mind-blowing for it is too good to be true. This is where the parents or the event organizer will come into the picture. Their tasks are to do the trimming of ideas and convince the birthday celebrant that what she really wanted is something maybe beyond your capacity. Be honest to them, for sure they will understand. Remember they are girls like their mothers.

Do not stretch yourself too much if you think it will comprise some other things. The party is just one day event you do not need to put all of your hard-earned savings into it just to make you child happy. There are so many ways of showing your love to your child not only this. At this point, your daughter must know that this is what you only have to her party and as a wise parent you will make the most it.

Whether they admit it or not, throwing a birthday party for girls becomes expensive because girls are very conscious on what to wear on that very special day of her. Girls have this mentality that guest’s attention focus on how she will appear on her party. Without a doubt, women invest so much on their dress. A typical girl celebrant usually has two sets of dresses sometimes three. There is no wrong about that, if the budget permits. However, it seems that it became a rule or requirement nowadays. There is neither steadfast rule nor a standard that dictates that women should be wearing at least two sets of dresses on her birthday celebration.

That is something that women accustomed to but not mandatory. It would be better to choose one specific time of the day when you will hold your party so that you can save money for dress. If not possible, choose a type of dress which has dual purpose. That it can be both an elegant gown for your entourage and a classy dress for party proper. There are lots of those kind of dress in malls nowadays, all you need to do is to be patient and exert effort in finding the right one that will fit your taste and personality.

Once you have paid attention to these details, planning a birthday party for a girl will be as easy as ABC before you know it, you were able to cover a lot of things that are enough for you to have a successful event.

In a nutshell, the key to a successful girl’s party is the intricacy of details. For small girls in particular, they still not that very keen to details as compared to more matured girls. If you really want to throw a colorful and successful birthday party for a girl, you really have to bank on the details of the party.

Once you have done your homework, especially during the preparation part, it would be a lot easier to please these girls. After all, planning a successful party for a girl only requires attention to details and a great deal of creativity.