Tuesday, March 31, 2009
Theme - Start with an adjective and use a thesaurus to pick the perfect word for a theme or, start with a picture, or maybe a magazine clipping and let that define your theme.
Colors- If you started with a picture, this might be taken care of. If not, look at paint samples at your local hardward store for interesting combinations and trends.
Finally, it always helps to brainstorm with some friends! Of course, if you don't enjoy this part of the planning you can always hire us to do it for you!
Sunday, March 22, 2009
Thursday, March 5, 2009
We usually think pot-luck here, but where else could you put your friends' talents to use?
2. Use a non-trademarked theme
Themes help focus your purchases and other decisions. Trademarked themes can be very expensive.
3. Offer fewer options
People are more relaxed when there are fewer choices to make and offering fewer choices can save you money.
4. Think a single signature drink etc.
Have a single course party
Just drinks, just dessert...keep in mind the fewer options part here too!
5. Think food extenders/dollar stretchers
Pasta, Rice and Potatoes have been used to extend food and money for centuries!
When all else fails, narrow the guest list.