Although traditionally an Irish holiday, St Patrickâ€™s Day is a widely celebrated holiday that brings together people of different cultures. Whether you are of Irish descent, or simply someone looking for an excuse to drink with friends, a St Patrickâ€™s Day party is sure to get people amped for an evening of fun. But first, you need to start prepping for that party.
The Budget â€“ The only thing standing between you and a plethora of St Patrickâ€™s Day decorations is the budget. Sure, everyone would love to blow huge wads of cash on the flashiest of decorations, but your budget dictates which decorations make the cut and which get shoved to the side. Never underestimate the strength of a budget, for no one wants to end a party with an empty wallet. Plan the budget and then plan the allotment of that budget.
Theme â€“ While it may not always be obvious, every party has a theme; that is, a trend followed by the party, including decorations and costumes. If you wish to encourage everyone to wear St Patrickâ€™s Day costumes, you need to set this precedent long before the start of the party. Inform your guests through invitations, or simply call them.
The Food â€“ As the host, you have the control of what your guests eat, which is why we will instead discuss the utensils offered to your guests. The typical utensil is white and plastic â€“ boring. To enhance the flavor of your party, while continuing to enforce the theme, we offer St Patrickâ€™s Day tableware, designed to fit right in with your Irish holiday.
Parting Gifts â€“ Give your guests a parting gift, to help them remember the good times long after the evening ends, because a great night is enjoyed long after the following morning. St Patrickâ€™s Day favors, for example, offer a wide range of goods that give you plenty of options for handing out personal memories, so all of your guests leave with a piece of the party.
So youâ€™re throwing a New Years Eve party â€“ now what? As the largest holiday party of the year, you need to plan, prepare, and get ready for the party, long before it happens. Weeks before the party hits, throw out the New Years invitations to friends and family, coworkers and associates, and anyone else that should attend. This gives people enough time to get prepared, especially if you throw a themed party.
One of the best aspects of a New Years party is this: it gives you a reason to celebrate, but it has no restricting themes. Christmas parties, for example, have the whole red, white, and green theme, so it is difficult to purchase themed party supplies outside of those colors. With a New Years Eve party, however, you have complete and utter creative freedom.
With the New Years invitations sent out, youâ€™re going to need some tableware and utensils. Hungry guests ruin parties, and hungry, messy guests are even worse. Instead, snag some disposable tableware for your evening celebration. Guests can toss spent plates into the trash and continue with their business.
When guests arrive, hand out noisemakers. There is no celebration quite like New Years Eve â€“ people go bananas for the concept of starting anew. With the provided noisemakers, you are doing two things: 1) telling people it is all right to make noise, and 2) encouraging celebration.
To finalize the party environment, grab some balloons. String them up around the location, or hand them out to guests. If you have a ton of balloons at the end of the night, release them when the clock hits midnight.