From the food to the décor, planning the perfect event requires great care and a meticulous attention to detail. Here are some creative party planning tips for organizing a wow-worthy event without the unnecessary fuss.

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Pick a theme

Whether it be a movie, sports, or just a color, picking a theme makes it easier to choose decorations that work well together.

Use found items

Use items you already have on hand to save money and time! Empty vases filled with toys, fruits, or candies make for great conversation starters, as do funny framed photos. Spreading themed memorabilia and paraphernalia around the room kicks the décor up a notch.

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Festive foods

Skip the messy meals and serve easy-to-eat finger foods and hors d’oeuvres so guests can snack while they socialize. If you want to serve more intricate bites, simply serve them on a stick. This will make it not only easier to eat but will eliminate the need for plates and utensils, making clean-up that much simpler.

DIY drink display

Rather than premixing cocktails and spending time and energy serving guests, set up a DIY bar with all the necessary accoutrements. Include several varieties of liquor such as tequila, vodka, and gin, as well as popular mixers like cranberry and orange juice. Put out a few bowls filled with olives and cherries to really make it feel like a bar.

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Order prepared party favors

Send guests home with a gift that’ll keep the fun going without spending hours creating and DIY-ing. Our cookie cards and Mrs. Grace’s mini bundt cakes are affordable, festive, and irresistibly delicious, making for the perfect fuss-free party favor!

Party favor + place setting in one

The party favor is meant as a take-home gift, but that doesn’t mean you have to wait until the end of the party to give it out! Add a name tag to each party favor and place them at each table setting for a unique presentation.

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