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Holiday Party Planning – Don’t Be Afraid of It

A great time to be with our friends and family is to throw a holiday party. For holiday party planning you have to be well prepared, so it is not an easy party to plan.

There are many important holidays and those are great for large reunions. So, with different holidays we will have different kind of parties with specific themes. Fourth of July parties, for example, are pool parties and barbecues mainly. For Thanksgiving holiday we will have dinner parties and for Christmas we can throw a cocktail party. To plan a good holiday party is fun and not to much difficult. It is not so different than planning other parties.

 The guest list will still be your primary care. You will have to get plenty of food for all the people that will attend. Consider a venue and buying all the supplies and may be renting the tables and chairs. For this kind of parties take in consideration that for the holidays themselves you will need some preparation. If you plan a holiday party on Christmas you will have to shop for gifts and decorations and to do all the Christmas preparations on top of your party planning. All of this can be a little to much and you may need some help. Ask a friend to plan the party with you or hire a party planner.

The holiday itself will give your party a theme so make it special by planning fun and unique activities. Do some research and pay attention to the little things that will make your party special. May be a good idea is to make stunning invitations. At a Christmas or a Hanukkah party you may buy a small gift for your guests and send it with the invitation as a tag for the gift. For a Thanksgiving party invitation you can heat the paper in an oven a little and write the message in a language that old time pilgrims may have used. Use your imagination. Holidays are the best moment to let the child in you to come out. Everyone look forward to holidays to be able to shake the worries and the stress that our fast life bring. Our goal is finally to make our guests to talk for a long time about the good time they have at our party.

Planning an amazing holiday party will make our guests to really treasure that year and always remember you and to look forward to your parties.

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Holiday Party Planning – Creative Ways of Making it More Memorable

We all know that the next special event is just around the corner, and that means it is time for another holiday party planning. Naturally enough, whatever holiday comes a-calling dictates the type of decor for your place, and even the type of food and drinks you can serve. But that does not mean that you subscribe wholly to this idea alone. There are ways where you can shake things up a bit by offering something unexpected but still within the reasonable limits of the holiday’s ambience.

Here are some tips on how you can inject a refreshing spirit to your holiday party planning efforts.

1. Choose a color theme. We all know that there are certain colors that are prevalent during a particular holiday. But instead of using those, why not go for the unusual colors instead. For example: we all know that when it comes to Christmas, red and green are the most popular colors, right? So why not invoke your right to a blue tinsel theme instead, where guests are encouraged to wear blue colors, and the decor of the venue would be mostly in shades of blue and white.

Decorate the tree with blue ribbons and lights, and serve cakes and pastries with blue icing and ribbons. If you are serving a sit down dinner, opt for blue plates or table napkins – or at the very least, a blue tablecloth. If you are having cocktails, it would be easy enough to serve drinks in blue tinged glasses and serve finger foods in tiny blue muffin or cupcake cups. You might also want to give away party favors tied to blue balloons.

Just make sure that you inform your guests about your chosen color theme about 2 to 4 weeks in advance. It would also be prudent to make recommendations as to how the guests can contribute to your chosen setting. For example: you can state on your invitation that you would prefer gifts in blue wrappers, or instead of gifts, blue flowers or balloons would do just fine.

2. Serve something that is not strictly on the holiday’s standard menu. Thanksgiving does not mean you serve turkey and nothing but. You might want to try serving some off-season favorites that you know you and your guests will enjoy.

Try introducing new drinks for starters. It does not matter if it is simply a different variation of a fruit juice mix or a special alcoholic drink you whipped up just for the occasion. Anything outside the norm should be a great ice breaker for everyone in the party. You may even want to consider asking one or two guests to whip up a new drink right then and there, and have the rest of the revelers taste or judge their creations.

3. Ask your guests to decorate the party favors that they will take home. When it comes to holiday party planning, it might do you a lot of good to involve your guests with certain activities too. As soon as the party winds down, you can ask your visitors to decorate plain pillow cases or picture frames with slogans to mark the season. You would, of course, need to provide them with fast drying paint or ink and the container (bag or box) where your guests can keep the party favors afterwards. Be inventive. Sometimes, the most unique ideas can bring out the best memories.

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Vincent Siew has been fascinated with party planning for a long, long time. He believes everybody deserves to have a good time. His newest book, “How To Plan The Perfect Party”, covers nearly every bit of information you wanted to know so that you could have the most fun and exciting party of the year. http://www.partyplanningforall.com/

Top Party Cities In The World

The year 2010 witnesses the tightness in money as a result of crisis economy. Therefore, traveling becomes such a hard thing to afford due to the cost of accommodation and the flights. In the newly coming year, holiday makers set the trend to continue their vacation with travel agents who offer the best deals for limited budgets. However, such top destinations in the world doesn’t seem to be enough for the out-going people. Being able to afford any sum of money, people are seeking for luxury and most famous party cities in the world. This includes Dubai where tourists can experience the most modern technology and unwind in luxury. This may also be Argentina where dancing parties are held over night before beautiful beaches. Here are ten most ultimate party cities on Earth.

 

Belgrade, Serbia

 

Despite undergoing NATO bombardment in 1999, lots of outdoor concerts have taken place in Belgrade. The energetic capital of Serbia offers hectic nightlife, busy restaurants and summer clubs which are among Europe’s best.

 

Montréal, Canada

 

Easygoing Montréal is becoming popular to foreign travelers thanks to its dynamic culture and bilingual languages (English and French). Besides the biggest comedy festival held annually in July, the city is full of good local beer, cool jazz clubs, late bars and packed discos.

 

Buenos Aires, Argentina

 

Buenos Aires, the capital of Argentina, owns the unique combination of European and South American cultures which offer a wide range of nightlife entertainments including wingin’ jazz clubs, cultural centers, world’s tango festival and international guitar festival.

 

Dubai, United Arab Emirates

 

Dubai, the world capital of conspicuous consumption, is absolutely a place to go. The most ultimate luxury city always comes to the top of the list thanks to ultraluxury hotels, precious metals glittering in shops and slick modern malls.

 

Thessaloniki, Greece

 

Thessaloniki is the top Greek destination thanks to great nightlife and luxury daily living. Fashionable shops, Latin bars, arty cafes, Eastern-flavoured Greek folk-pop club, sublime Byzantine churches and scattered ruins really make up the culture of this city.

 

Cape Town, South Africa

 

Rising international recognition from 2010 World Cup, Cape Town quickly becomes the destination for foreign tourists. The South Africa’s partying city gathers the world’s best beaches by day and suave cocktail bars at night.

 

Baku, Azerbaijan

 

Oasis Baku has been transformed when it comes to a hub for Caspian Sea oil and gas. Around Fountain Square, numerous of best bars, clubs and restaurants can be found.

 

Auckland, New Zealand

 

 Auckland in New Zealand has plenty of live shows, clubs opening 24 hours, dinner clubs and myriad cafes.

 

Tel Aviv, Israel

 

Israel’s capital Tel Aviv is a city of fun. Endless bars and pubs offer relaxed and hedonistic air like anywhere else in the Mediterranean.

 

 

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Most Impressive Celebrity Party Moments

In addition to the great successes in career, it can not be denied that parties play a crucial role in outdoor activities among Hollywood celebrities. Via a variety of parties, celebrities get much more fame in the fields of relationships, private life, lifestyle including fashion styles and social behaviors. Parties are so influential to Hollywood stars that there are some called party girls namely Paris Hilton. Usually, parties are known in various ways, they can be parties for stirring up ads campaigns, product introductions, movie premieres, holidays, or casual parties. Let’s take a review on the most memorial moments of celebrity parties during the following stunning images.

Kim Kardashian and Jonathan Cheban decorated a snowman at the Pepsi Christmas Party 2008

The beautiful actress Mischa Barton donned as a Christmas tree in the Halloween party 2008

Christina Aguilera and husband took their son Max Bratman to Hollywood Halloween party in 2008

The famous party girl Paris Hilton attended the party 2008 at Club LAX at the Luxor in Las Vegas

The pop princess Britney Spears wore a sexy pink zebra resemble to celebrate Heidi Klum’s annual Halloween party in Los Angeles 2007

The plastic blonde Heidi Montag and Spencer Pratt co-hosted a New Year Eve’s party 2008 at Christian Audigier, the Nightclub at the Treasue Island Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas

The Gosselin Family celebrated the fifth birthday party for their six children in May 2009

The couple Tori Spelling and Dean McDermott prepared a special meal for New Year’s party 2010 in Los Angeles

Jessica Simpson, Marc Anthony and Jennifer Lopez arrived together in the 2010 Vanity Fair Oscar Party in Los Angeles

The stars of Glee including Lea Michele, Amber Riley and Mark Salling celebrated Chris Colfer’s 20th birthday at Greenhouse New York City

Bethenny Frankel and husband Jason Hoppy attended the night party of 25 Most Stylish New Yorkers 2010 at Lavo, in New York City

 

 

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Dinner Party Planning For Weeknights

Dinner parties are one of my favorite types of party to plan. One reason I particularly enjoy dinner parties is because they aren’t huge bashes with 50 plus people, they’re more intimate and still a lot of fun. Also, you can throw a one for no reason at all. You don’t need to wait for a holiday, special event, or even the weekend. In fact, they are great events to throw in the middle of the week. Just as people are getting settled into the week, but haven’t yet reached the end-of-the-week party zone is a perfect time to hold a dinner party. Overall, dinner parties are great opportunities to get a good group of friends and acquaintances together and have an enjoyable evening.

One thing about dinner party planning is that you have many, many choices. Whatever your situation and resources, you will always have the opportunity to hold a great dinner party. If you’re on a budget, you can hold one at your apartment with paper plates, plastic cups, and makeshift tables. Even if you don’t have a place of your own, or your apartment is too small, you can always organize a dinner party at a local restaurant. As long as you have good company, food, and drinks (I recommend wine) then the evening has the potential to be great.

When conducting your dinner party planning, you will sometimes want to cater to your guests a bit. Since a dinner party is a bit more intimate, you’ll know each guest pretty well and can do this and make sure everyone has a good time. One example of catering to your guests is if one of your guests is a vegan, then you should make sure vegan food is available. Another example of catering to your guests is not inviting two people you know will not get along.

Dinner parties are a great way to get together and have fun. And even better, they are a great way to be social and meet people. Once you get the hang of dinner party planning, you can start throwing them regularly and you will be constantly meeting new people. Your guests will invite their friends, who may become regulars, and in turn will invite their friends. The key is to make your dinner parties a great experience for everyone and eventually it will be a popular event where you will constantly be meeting great people.

Maxine Anders is an author and party planning enthusiast. To learn more about dinner party planning or party planning in general, visit http://www.partyplanningmadeeasy.com

A Pleasant Party with Pleasant Candle Holders

If you are one of those who want to make it the best when it’s about hospitality and offering your guests the most relaxing environment, you probably hold a distinguished taste in sensing beauty. It is because the sense of beauty is not only seen by eyes; it is felt and absorbed to get drowned in it. To add such an invaluable beauty to your party, choosing some decorative candles to illuminate the environment is an excellent idea.

Decorative candles with candle holders that hold tiny moving flames can produce an entirely different effect if used properly to form lovely dancing shadows. To add to the effect, there are countless different styles, shapes, sizes and patterns of candle holders to choose from. What more, the discount candle holders do not cost earth and are available just at the click of mouse from all over the world on the Internet. You just need to be certain of what you want your party’s environment to be like, and rest assured that you are most likely to find discount candle holders, at a very attractive price, delivered right at your doorstep.

A question that commonly arises is how to decide which one of the candle holders to choose for placing the order. There are a number of things you should think that will help you get that answer. You should consider your own taste first, and then, of the prime guests in the party. Kind of furniture and interior decoration of the party’s venue along with the subject and purpose of the party should be considered before you order these discount candle holders. For instance, you wouldn’t like to have similar candle holders for your wedding ceremony and the bachelor’s party. In addition, the newer concept of theme-based parties may affect your selection of the perfect discount candle holders. You should select the candles and candle holders that match very well with the theme of party.

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How To Throw A Limousine Party

By now, you’ve probably been to just about all of the party types that you can imagine. Birthday parties, holiday parties, office parties, religious event parties. At this point, they may all even seem more or less the same to you, regardless of who will be going, what kind of music will be played, and what types of activities will be present. However, there is one type of party you probably haven’t tried yet, and Toronto is a great city to experience it in: a limousine party.

A limousine party, unlike other types of parties, is an entirely mobile affair. With most parties, you drive yourself and possibly a date to the location, where you stay until the party is over, and then you head home. However, with a limousine party, the trip to the location is half of the party! Because you’re able to enjoy yourself and relax in the elegant splendor of a high-end limousine even when traveling between places, the party never has to stop until the night is over and you’re safely at home.

While you can charter a limousine to take you and a number of friends just about anywhere, there are a number of popular tours that the limousine companies of Toronto have worked out for people looking to throw an interesting party. Pub crawls are increasingly popular, and will permit you to take all of your friends to some of the more established and high-quality bars and pubs in the city. Because you don’t have to drive, feel free to drink as much as you want!

If you’re looking to get out of the city, you could even take a trip with a bunch of your friends in style to the casino of your choice. Even though you’re more than a thousand miles away from Las Vegas, you can still party and gamble as if you were right on the Las Vegas Strip.

Alternatively, if you’re looking for something a little bit more family-friendly and potentially laid back, why not take some friends out of the city and visit the beautiful Niagara Falls? The Niagara Falls provide an excellent theme for a limousine party; there’s just long enough of a drive to get to the Falls to really enjoy being inside of a limousine, and both the city and the Falls themselves are great places to visit.

Finally, for those of you seeking a high-culture social event, why not have an opera-themed limousine party? While this type of event is only viable when there is an opera going on, it’s an elegant and fun way to experience both the pinnacle of culture and the pinnacle of traveling through Toronto in class and comfort.

No matter what type of limousine party that you decide to embark on, it’s practically guaranteed to be a night that you will never forget. All that you’ll need to do to schedule a limousine party is look up the phone number of any of the limousine companies in Toronto, and they will be happy to get your started.

Food Planning Ideas For A Vegetarian Party

If you are a vegetarian, you know how disappointing it is to find good food that you can enjoy eating at any parties you go to. It is most likely for you to present something to bring for the host so that you can at least eat one thing at the party. So, this holiday season, why not take things into your own hands and host your own New Year’s Eve party – with vegan dishes for everyone. There are loads of fantastic veggie recipes to select from. You could perhaps create cards naming and describing a handful of your more unique dishes on the buffet ( this is particularly helpful for ethnic foods ) so guests can decide what they are going to be dining. And for your party souvenir, you could possibly make a small recipe booklet or recipe cards with directions on how to cook several of your best dishes. ( You will never know, perhaps they will prepare it the next time they request you over to their home!

On the other hand some green eaters, mostly those individuals that eat vegetarian for health factors, and not just for ethical or environmental points may elect to make meat-based food to serve along with vegan dishes, many green eaters do not fancy making meat dishes and will prefer to assess their guests with an alternative and different menu of vegetarian party dishes.

One additional wonderful benefit of serving vegetarian cuisine is that it can be more economical. However, should you go recklessly for fresh berries and fruits ( which is not in season around New Year’s Eve ) or a great deal of extravagant wines and cheeses, your party may not end up economical. A good way to trim down the expense of the celebration is to swap healthy vegetarian dishes in the spot of the more pricey meat dishes. When effectively prepared, most guests will not even crave for the appeal of the beef. Thick soups that are comfortable to meat-eaters ( like bean chili, black bean soup, or split pea soup ) are an excellent option since the flavor and visual appeal are well known and the tastes blend collectively good even without the inclusion of burger or ham. When deciding on these dishes, it is crucial to carry out each and every recipe thoughtfully and don’t make any replacements . This is extremely important given that products you may change into the dishes may incorporate animal products. Rendering these alterations will end in your dishes not being absolutely vegan.

Alternately an alternative way to offer a various vegetarian menu is to make the event a potluck. However, if almost all of the guests are not salad munchers, they may have difficulty deciding what to bring and might also inadvertently include ingredients with animal products in the food. In this example, suggest what you’d like your guests to bring -‘Jim, you’re making a mean guacamole, would you mind whipping that up and bring it along with some salsa and chips?’, ‘Erin, I loved that hummus and pita bread you served last summer… Would you mind bringing that along to share?’

An additional essential point to keep in mind when planning an all-vegetable New Years Eve gathering is that it is imperative to make sure the guests are informed of your objectives. This is extremely important when the occasion is going to be a potluck. It is likewise friendliness even though you’ll be setting up the entire menu in order that the guests understand what to anticipate when they show up at the party. Many meat-eaters are unusually skeptical pertaining to attempting new cuisine, so don’t forget to incorporate some basics out that everyone will enjoy. Bread, fruit, pretzels, chips and nuts are fantastic vegetarian choices that are preferred among prevailing standard dieters as well.

Bear in mind, since you are the host of your party, essentially your most crucial function is to ensure your visitors are comfy and having a wonderful time. Encourage them to get to know each other through assisting and arranging new conversational acquaintances, prepare some interesting pastimes, such as toasting in the New Year ‘around the globe’ every time the clock strikes an hour, as well as ensure everyone driving home is in good shape to do so.

By following these simple steps you can make certain that everyone had a great time and your party is a success.If you have ever sweat with party planning in the past, organizing your future party can be a whole lot more exciting than you imagine! Visit our site for more food party planning ideas as well as our free mini-course on how to throw a great party!

Party planning is fun, but it can be a lot of work. Getting the food right is especially important because if people are hungry they won’t be happy. Check out these food party planning ideas for some great tips!

Host A Fabulous New Year’s Party

Over the next few months there will be plenty of holidays where one can celebrate with friends and family, but that doesn’t mean you can’t start thinking about how you’ll be ringing in the new year. Of course, Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas are all fast approaching, as many people are already planning the perfect Christmas feast, but what about New Year’s?

Considered one of the most festive holidays, New Year’s should be celebrated with an over-the-top spectacle! You don’t want to welcome the new year with a whimper – welcome it with a big bang! The best part about New Year’s is that you can turn it into any theme you want because there are so many different topics that work. You can be really classy and host a black-tie affair or you can be really casual and have a roller-disco themed shindig.

It is best to begin the planning stages early, especially if you expect a very large gathering. Getting a head start can work in your favor because you’ll be able to book a venue or space that works great for hosting over-the-top bashes, and you may even be able to work out a discount because you’re booking so early.

Start by creating a guest list of all of your friends and family and send out festive party invitations. With so many options you can personalize the invitations and inject some personality into the traditional paper goods. If having a more formal affair try sending invites that have champagne flutes or tuxedos on them.

When one thinks of New Year’s they automatically think of all things shiny and sparkly. Party decor comprised solely of gold and silver is highly encouraged. Gather balloons and streamers, seriously buy out the entire store, and make sure you get some in all shapes and sizes. You want it to feel like a giant ball pit, except with tons of balloons that have stars and shiny images on them. Hang glittering garland around the doorways and windows along with a personalized banner welcoming your guests to the perfect party to say goodbye to 2010.

If you decide to serve food at your event, even if it’s buffet-style, make sure to have plenty of paper goods on hand for your guests. Grab paper plates, cups, napkins and plastic table ware in shades of gold, silver or black to compliment your shimmering theme. Set out the food on table that are accented with metallic table runners and party centerpieces.

Don’t forget to supply your guests with festive party hats and other crazy accessories they can pile on as midnight approaches. Have some noisemakers on hand to create a ruckus once the countdown has commenced, and pass out confetti to your partygoers for them to throw around once the ball has dropped.

Tyna Lewis is a Birthday Party Decorations and Party Supplies news writer for Windy City Novelties.

Host a fabulous New Year’s party

Over the next few months there will be plenty of holidays where one can celebrate with friends and family, but that doesn’t mean you can’t start thinking about how you’ll be ringing in the new year. Of course, Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas are all fast approaching, as many people are already planning the perfect Christmas feast, but what about New Year’s?

Considered one of the most festive holidays, New Year’s should be celebrated with an over-the-top spectacle! You don’t want to welcome the new year with a whimper – welcome it with a big bang! The best part about New Year’s is that you can turn it into any theme you want because there are so many different topics that work. You can be really classy and host a black-tie affair or you can be really casual and have a roller-disco themed shindig.

It is best to begin the planning stages early, especially if you expect a very large gathering. Getting a head start can work in your favor because you’ll be able to book a venue or space that works great for hosting over-the-top bashes, and you may even be able to work out a discount because you’re booking so early.

Start by creating a guest list of all of your friends and family and send out festive party invitations. With so many options you can personalize the invitations and inject some personality into the traditional paper goods. If having a more formal affair try sending invites that have champagne flutes or tuxedos on them.

When one thinks of New Year’s they automatically think of all things shiny and sparkly. Party decor comprised solely of gold and silver is highly encouraged. Gather balloons and streamers, seriously buy out the entire store, and make sure you get some in all shapes and sizes. You want it to feel like a giant ball pit, except with tons of balloons that have stars and shiny images on them. Hang glittering garland around the doorways and windows along with a personalized banner welcoming your guests to the perfect party to say goodbye to 2010.

If you decide to serve food at your event, even if it’s buffet-style, make sure to have plenty of paper goods on hand for your guests. Grab paper plates, cups, napkins and plastic table ware in shades of gold, silver or black to compliment your shimmering theme. Set out the food on table that are accented with metallic table runners and party centerpieces.

Don’t forget to supply your guests with festive party hats and other crazy accessories they can pile on as midnight approaches. Have some noisemakers on hand to create a ruckus once the countdown has commenced, and pass out confetti to your partygoers for them to throw around once the ball has dropped.

Tyna Lewis is a Birthday Party Decorations and Party Supplies  news writer for Windy City Novelties.