Ways To Make Hosting An Event Almost Effortless
Want to host a party or event but don’t know where to start? Does it overwhelm you just looking at party ideas on pinterest? Well I have some great ideas to help! There are so many companies and people out there that can take the burden off of planning for you. Here are some:
VIRTUAL PARTY PLANNERS: Did you know that there are people who can help you plan a party virtually? Most cities you can find a local event planner but that can get pricey for most people. These virtual party helpers are great if you want to stay on budget.
Chic Home Style: She offers a 60 minute phone consultation to answer any questions you may have from decor setup, budget, etiquette, you name it. A curated Pinterest board to reference for setting up the party details and decor. A shopping list with clickable links that I personally curate for your party. And a list of tips for hosting the perfect party. All for $175
Partytrick: Partytrick is the planner in your pocket!From curated decor, menus, playlists, invites, messaging with your guests, and more. They send you email and SMS reminders to make sure you're on top of everything you need. Your first party is free then you can subscribe annually for $89 and includes Unlimited access to every gathering, tip, trick, and perk. Custom party support from their team of experts. All the tools you need to host and actually enjoy it!
PARTY IN A BOX: Another easy way to throw a party is to buy a party in a box! Here are a few companies that provide them:
Sprinkles & Confetti: They also offer custom party in a boxes. They have a design fee of a flat $25.
Crafty Holiday Helper : This website has party boxes for all seasons and holidays. They also sell cute things like elf of a shelf doors and leprechaun footprint makers. You can make any holiday special with their products.
Etsy: Etsy has hundreds of sellers offering party in a box. There are so many options to choose from. You are sure to find something that is perfect for your event!
Birthday In A Box: Choose from hundreds of themes on this website. They also have party ideas and activities to add to your themed party!
FOOD & DRINKS: For some the food is the hardest part of planning a party. If you’re like me and do not like to cook or bake, then the food can be a huge stressor. Here are some ideas to help you in the food area:
Catering: Most restaurants offer catering. This makes the food portion of your event SO easy. Many will even come and set it up for you! One time we had a local restaurant come and do prime rib. They had a chef who stayed and cut the meat for each guest. They also brought servers for us. Of course, this costs extra but again, it was a HUGE relief for us to not think about the food and focus on our guests.
Charcuterie: I know, I know, I talk about this food a lot. But it’s so easy to set up! Check out my blog post to see how you can make your own. Don’t want to? Now that these types of things are trending big right now, you can be sure to find a local business that specializes in Charcuterie boards. If you are in the KC area, check out my friends business, Charbruterie!
Bartending: Many cities offer local bartending services. For our housewarming party we hired a local company called Diamond Girls Bartenders. They charged $9/pp for this service. Which included alcohol, cups, ice, napkins, straws and garnishes. They even helped us choose a signature cocktail for the party. I highly recommend this service!
GLAMPING & PICNICS: Lastly, I wanted to share some ways people are utilizing local companies that put on amazing events. Teepee sleepovers and picnics are all the rage right now. Many cities have companies that offer these party services. They come to your house or event location, set everything up and then take it all away! Just search your social media and you are sure to find someone to help you with these types of gatherings. If you are in the KC area, here a few I found. I have not use them personally (I have had a friend use the teepee one) so I am not sure of their fees or ratings.
I hope some of these ideas will help take the stress of your next event. Happy Hosting!