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It’s always fun to pay attention to the details when you’re planning a party. Sure, everyone is heading to come together and have a good time socializing, but adding some flair to the party through the embellishments, food and other extras can be the distinction that gives your party the WOW factor.

Whether you hire a party planner or just choose to do it yourself, here are some components to bear in mind that will be sure to take your event up a notch and make it something to remember.

Get inventive with party favors. The main thing about party favors? They’re always cute and fun to have, but they’ll be even more so if they are customized and somehow tied specifically to individuals at the party. Any way that you can make them customized and captivating will likely mean that your final product will be more meaningful and people will love them.

Take advantage of the season. Having a party in spring time? Cut some of those sprigs of lilac from your garden for fresh flowers and small accents to the party cake. If something is decreasing during the summer, be sure to remember to set up a slip-n-slide to keep the kids entertained, and do not forget to stock up on Popsicles. When fall rolls around, we often start serving warm food again. Why not use fresh butternut squash to make a delicious soup for the party? Or, when the snow starts to fly, there’s nothing like planning an event to help everyone enjoy the weather. Sledding anyone?

Play up the theme. Maybe you’re throwing this shindig for an occasion: there’s a baby coming, someone’s getting married, your oldest just graduated from high school, somebody special has a birthday, your parents are celebrating 50 years of marriage, or your wife got promoted at work. And hey … if it’s a holiday party, the sky’s the limit. Go crazy with spooking your house out for Halloween, make Valentine fortune cookies, get 4th of July cupcake toppers or the best shot glasses for New Year’s.

Have fun with lighting. If you’re acquiring a backyard dance party, you might strand twinkle lights across the lawn to create the perfect ambiance as the stars come out. Tiki torches, lanterns, and floating candles in the pool all add a special air to the event, too. And if you’re doing an event inside your home, check out light curtains that create a festive feel, candles, and maybe get a disco ball to add to the enjoyment.

Don’t fail to remember the tunes! Cuz really, what’s better than good tunes to keep the fun flowing for the party? Whatever the occasion, you’ll have the ability to find music that will match the type of function you’re having, and music has a powerful way of setting the mood and increasing the joy.

Food. Food, food, food!!! Ummm … highlight the celebratory air in everything you serve! Take a cue from the season to pick your menu, and use the theme of the party to inform your choice of how you can tailor it to the occasion. You might decide to have heart ice cubes in the drinks at a bridal shower or serve a side of coagulated blood (red jello) at the kids’ Halloween party.

Aside from mingling, it’s always a good idea to have an added unexpected something. Maybe you set up a photo booth, and have a photographer that’s using a Polaroid camera. Buy a new party game. Whatever you decide to do, make it in a fun way to get people interacting and making memories.

There are lots of factors that go in to making a great party, and eventually these ideas get you brainstorming on how to make your next event something to consider! And if you need transportation for the group at the party, we’re only a call away! We offer group transportation and would love to assist make your party a success!

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