Parties are always super fun, but they can be super stressful. I LOVE throwing parties, and I try to have stress-free party planning! I threw an epic Flamingo Fling a few years ago (read all about it here), and I wanted to throw a very special Pineapple Party in honor of The Thrifty Pineapple turning 5.
So many people on Instagram shared that party planning is stressful, so here are 7 tips for stress-free party planning.
7 Tips for Stress-Free Party Planning
1. Prep Before
To help minimize the day of stress, do as much as you can the day before. Clean, prep any food, hang up any decorations. The day of you’re going to be getting food ready, decorating and getting yourself ready so the more you can do ahead of time the better!
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This is SO helpful because all of the hard work is done for you. You don’t have to worry about colors, plates, napkins, balloons, it’s all done for you! Plus, they have just about every theme you could imagine.
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3. Keep It Simple
The most stuff you have to do the higher the stress level is going to be. Keep it simple and remember this is all to have fun! During the party I don’t worry about food running out or cleaning up, I save that for after so I can enjoy time with my friends and enjoy the whole reason I threw the party.
4. Create a Guide
Maybe it’s my type A personality but I like to create a “creative brief” for the parties I throw. This helps you stay on track and helps if you are using any vendors like a florist see your overall vision. Here is this party’s creative brief.
5. Create a List
I am a list girl, so I think creating a list of everything that needs to be done, bought or needed is a huge stress reliever. This ensures nothing will be forgotten and you can just work down the list.
6. Ask for help
Do not feel like you have to do it alone. Luckily, Jared is here to help me with all my party needs, but ask your roommate, friend, co-worker to help. This will make them feel involved in the party and it’s a great opportunity for bonding.
7. Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff
At the end of the day, don’t sweat the small stuff. Rarely is someone going to ask for a full home tour or is going to notice the smallest detail that you see. People are there for you, so even though it might be a big deal to you no one is going to notice!