WOWTips: PLANNING THE PERFECT PARTY
THE PERFECT PARTY
Congratulations! Did you realize that when you became a mom, you automatically added new talents to your skill set including party planner? Good thing the kids are pretty clueless at the beginning, it gives you a few years of practice before their party demands become more extensive. Over the years I’ve done all sorts of crazy things to create memorable parties for my son. Never would I have imagined myself making an 8 ft spiderweb out of streamers (damn Spiderman!), preparing a dozen capes and masks for pint-sized superheros, or even dressing up as a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle (well, a fashionable version of one)!
If stressing over cupcakes and balloons is not your thing, I recommend hiring an expert. A party planner will take care of everything so all you have to do is enjoy the party and have an extra piece of cake while you’re at it. When my son turned 8 and I was 7 months pregnant with baby sis, I outsourced his party for the very first time. A part of me felt guilty for doing so, but that was short-lived when I saw what a great time he had. It was wonderful not to stress over anything and just have fun too.
So just as I have the whole “boy” party thing down, I now have a girl so it’s back to square one! To prepare myself for many more years of party plans, I consulted with WowMom Nancy Zaretsky, President of My Perfect Party, an adorable catering & event styling company for some perfect party tips. Her parties and events are fun-filled, uniquely styled and always leave a memorable impression. Here are 5 fabulous WowTips she has to share…
5 WOWTips FOR THE PERFECT PARTY
1. Have a consistent theme or colour scheme, makes all the difference having a cohesive look.
2. Serve fun food and/or drinks. Guests loved to be entertained in every way possible.
3. Keep it simple, less is always more!!!
4. Always have everything pre-set and ready to go so you as the host can enjoy the party too!
5. Stay organized, keep reserve of extra food on trays and drinks on backup so replenishing is easy.