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"Planning a Memorable Party"Part Two- The Specifics

Author: Jennifer - Internet Sales Coordinator & Team LeaderJanuary 2007

With the basics of planning your party behind you, it is time to turn your attention to the more specific details of your party. The details of your party are just as important as the basics, because these are the aspects of the party that your guests will notice and remember. Choosing elements of your party will allow for some creativity and allow you to incorporate a base theme or color scheme into your party.

Regardless of how casual or elegant your party will be, don't be afraid to choose some core colors or a theme and stick with it throughout. You may already know that your theme is. However, there are many occasions where you can use colors or a theme, such as a birthday, anniversary or dinner party. These are great examples of occasions where you can use your imagination to come up with some unique ideas.

For example, if you are having a cocktail party, you could choose a martini theme. In that case, you could play up the martini theme with different martinis served for your guests, a martini menu and lots of martini glasses. An oversized martini glass could even be used for a centerpiece.

Once you have your colors or theme, you can order your invitations. Invitation Consultants offers invitations for every party theme and budget. We offer anniversary invitations that can be customized with photos. Many incorporate two photos, so an older photo of the couple can be printed, along with a more recent one. If you are looking for dinner and cocktail party invitations, we have martini and wine tasting party themed invitations, and a selection of traditional invitations as well.

Invitation Consultants also offers birthday party invitations and a selection of surprise birthday invitations, to let your guests know to keep the secret. You not only shop by occasion at Invitation Consultants, you can also shop by theme. So no matter what kind of party you are having, Invitation Consultants has your invitation. The hardest part is deciding which one!

Depending on your party, you may also need to consider the food and drinks to be served at your party. The atmosphere and mood of your party should completely determine the type of food and hors d'oeuvres that you serve. For casual parties, simple recipes like fresh, homemade salsa, spinach artichoke dip, buffalo wings, seven layer dip and pasta salad are popular choices. For cocktail parties, having tempting finger food is the best way to go. Some ideas are coconut shrimp, stuffed mushrooms, a variety of gourmet cheese and crackers, or a fruit platter. Dinner parties, on the other hand, need to have a menu. There are many great recipes for entire menus online, so don't hesitate to look for some new and fresh ideas.

No matter what kind of party that you are having, you have the ability to make it great with some unique touches that will impress your guests. Whether it be the food or the invitations, don't hesitate to think "outside the box" to add some unexpected elements to your party. These little touches that may be small are the things that can take your party from ordinary to extraordinary.