THE HOME PARTY V’S THE VENUE PARTY

home partyThe other day, a friend came to me for some advice on how to organize her brother’s birthday party.   A few years back she had attended my own mothers 60th birthday, which I had organized as a gift to my mother. It was a great party that was successful in the eyes of the guests and the guest of honour. Although pulling this party together was stressful, I was determined to have it at home in my backyard to save money.  This posed many challenges for me (the organizer) but there were definite benefits as well.   Offering my friend this advice got me thinking about the benefits and challenges of home parties vs. venue parties Continue reading

THINKING ABOUT THEMING YOUR PARTY?

costume partyThere are many ways to theme a party without spending a fortune hiring props and decorations.  Although you can hire companies to deck your party out fully themed,  the reality is, most people don’t have the budget for this kind of extravagance.

Theming doesn’t only have to consist of props and decorations.  You can theme through your choice of a food and beverage menus as well as with invites, music and entertainment.  You can even theme by including themed games and activities. Continue reading