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How To Throw the Perfect Party!

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

I live, breathe and die for bringing all my friends together! I'm the queen of lists and cheesy ideas! Planning the perfect party is super easy and here's the how to do it yourself! 

1. Find the perfect location!

Location is the first key to planning the perfect party! Find a place that can accomodate all your friends, food, and isolated enough that neighbors won't complain about your music and boistorous conversations! 

2. Pick a theme! 

Theme, theme, theme! Theme is the glue that holds your party together. It is the basis of the food and drinks you serve, the games you play, and the music that sets the mood! Choose something fun, quirky, and chic! Thinking outside the box is good! 

3. Create a menu! 

Create a menu of food based on your theme! If you choose a backyard bbq, pick out some southern dishes like fried chicken, biscuits, and sweet tea! If you're having an 80's party, serve Pop Rocks cupcakes, Jello Pudding Pops, and keep tons of TAB on ICE! Mexican Fiesta? Try a taco bar, margarita cupcakes and TONS of gaucamole! Stay tuned for more ideas! 

4. Create the perfect mood with music! 

Steer clear of top 40 because I'm sure we all hear enough of it on our long commutes and while shopping around the mall! Instead, put together a playlist based on your theme! Check out our sample themes and playlists below! 

5. Wear something cute and have lots of fun! 

Here are some sample party themes, food ideas, and playlists! 

Mexican Fiesta!!

Sample Playlist: 

1. Mexico By James Taylor

2. Beer in Mexico By Kenny Chesney

3. Fiesta By R. Kelly and Jay Z

4. Livin' La Vida Loca By Ricky Martin

5. Walking on Sunshine By Katrina and the Waves

Tea Party Wedding Shower!

Sample Playlist: 

1. Heaven Is a Place on Earth By Belinda Carlisle

2. Just Like Heaven By The Cure

3. The Shoop Shoop Song By Betty Everett 

4. Going To The Chapel By the Dixie Cups

5. You Are The Best Thing By Ray LaMontagne 

The Ultimate 80's PARTY!

Sample Playlist: 

1. Sunglasses At Night By Corey Hart 

2. Take On Me By Aha

3. Your Love By The Outfield 

4. Don't Stop Believing By Journey 

5. You Make My Dreams Come True By Hall & Oates 

Backyard BBQ Hoe Down! 

1. American Girl By Tom Petty 

2. Mud On The Tires By Brad Paisley 

3. Head Full Of Doubt/Road Full Of Promise By The Avett Brothers

4. Little Miss By Sugarland 

5. Friends In Low Places By Garth Brooks

 

What are some of your favorite party themes?!

 

xoxo, 

 

Brittany 

e.l.f. Social Media Maven

 

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HonestlyChic wrote:
1) 2/14/2012 4:29:22 PM
Great post! Xo
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Michaela wrote:
2) 2/15/2012 9:39:37 AM
I love the tea party wedding shower idea! And the ombre cake is adorable!
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Erica12 wrote:
3) 2/15/2012 10:13:32 AM
sweet potato fries, iced tea, chicken wings, & biscuits? sounds like a good ol' southern party to me! count me in :)
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MsCricket87 wrote:
4) 2/15/2012 11:41:38 AM
'80s Party!!!! I'm so there!!!
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lynn72875 wrote:
5) 2/15/2012 5:32:40 PM
I'm going to have a wine and cheese party :-) woo hoo....
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MissFabulous03 wrote:
6) 2/15/2012 7:39:21 PM
Thank You so so so much!! This is a really good idea! If you could could you please do some more ideas.... I am throwing a slumber party sleepover and just wanted to know more things i could do! :) Thank You once more!!!
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emmalilypad wrote:
7) 2/16/2012 4:07:38 PM
These are such cute ideas!
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DANIJ wrote:
8) 2/16/2012 4:09:31 PM
I have a beauty blog http://bisoubisoudanij.blogspot.com/ and I am throwing a makeup party this Saturday 02/18. Any suggestions for Makeover Music?
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BlissfulBeautyRush wrote:
9) 2/16/2012 4:09:58 PM
Love,love, L O V E this! I'm actually in the middle of planning a get together! This is truly very helpful!! Thank You
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erin2012 wrote:
10) 2/16/2012 4:10:58 PM
that cake looks so good!
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AndLee11 wrote:
11) 2/16/2012 4:16:48 PM
This is such a cute idea!! Thanks for sharing these fun tips!! :D
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Glamgal01 wrote:
12) 2/16/2012 4:19:12 PM
Great party ideas
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ashe wrote:
13) 2/16/2012 4:33:23 PM
The backyard bbq is definitely my kind of dinner party!
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PurpleLovr wrote:
14) 2/16/2012 4:35:00 PM
I'm currently trying to plan my 20th birthday party. These tips really helped! Thanks :)
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michelleee wrote:
15) 2/16/2012 4:35:34 PM
i would lovvee to have the to have an 80s themed party!
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Sunshiine wrote:
16) 2/16/2012 5:02:00 PM
16) Themed parties are my favorite!
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❤pink wrote:
17) 2/16/2012 5:10:20 PM
i love all this themes, great ideas!!
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lpryer wrote:
18) 2/16/2012 5:19:50 PM
that is such great advice
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Felly Belly wrote:
19) 2/16/2012 7:54:05 PM
I love the 80's playlist! and party idea! I love 80's music and I want to have an 80's theme 18th birthday party :)
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hannah banana wrote:
20) 2/18/2012 9:54:03 AM
My favorite theme was the tea party wedding shower...I thought the foods looked really good! Once I had a zebra print themed party,but I didn't really have foods to go with it.
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Miss Detri wrote:
21) 2/20/2012 12:04:56 PM
Outdoor parties are my fav
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Miss Detri wrote:
22) 2/20/2012 12:05:39 PM
Outdoor parties are my fav
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ROOGIRL wrote:
23) 2/20/2012 3:50:17 PM
I think it would be great tot throw a party. Iam very good at decorating as well.
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CyanideVii wrote:
24) 2/24/2012 12:48:25 PM
nice! Would like to see recommended places to go though...
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