How to Host a Party

I love hosting little dinner parties. There is something so exciting about making up my home and inviting my friends over to enjoy a little break from our typically un-decorated college lives. There are a few things I recommend for throwing a party. I have pulled some of my favorites from Pinterest, from decorating your table to decorating your walls, to designing an invitation and creating a menu.

1. A simple (or sparkly!) banner is a great way to draw attention to a part of the room and liven up the decor. It is the little decorations and effort put into a party that make it memorable and fun.

Cheers BannerSparkly Banner from Michie May

2. Setting the table can feel like a challenge when you’re short on space or dishes, or a table cloth long enough to cover the table. Don’t let the typical table cloth set up weigh you down. This party (below) embraced no table cloth and decorated the table fabulously with white dishes, tall candles, small bouquets of flowers in painted mason jars, and giant paper confetti dots. Simple is just as sweet.

Party from Design Sponge

3. Designing an invitation to send to your dinner guests is a great way to let them know the style of the party, any thing specific you would like them to know or do, and get people excited for the event. Take the time to draw up a little invitation for your guests. It will certainly make them feel special.

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Birthday Party Invite by 100 Layer Cake

4. Best for last, food. A party is not complete without food. Let’s be honest. Even if your food is not homemade, no one cares, they just want to eat with friends because it is fun. However, if you love the idea of creating a beautiful menu and turning your kitchen into a war zone to impress your guests, have at it. Here is an adorable menu layout to inspire your creativity with a whisk.

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Poster by C.S.N. 

There you have it. Four simple steps to creating a beautiful party. If you still aren’t feeling prepared, check out A Pair of Pears’ party planning checklists.   Have a happy Thursday.

One Response to “How to Host a Party”
  1. The table setting is so beautiful! I wish that I liked to host parties. I really like the freedom of going to parties. Maybe one day I’ll feel comfortable enough to host them. Do you do this a lot?

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