Does the thought of planning a party for yourself or someone else overwhelm you? In the world of Pinterest and Instagram, there are so many amazing ideas out there, how’s a girl to choose just one? Don’t worry, it doesn’t have to be that difficult, or time consuming. Here’s a few things to keep in mind next time you have an upcoming event.
Take a Cue from the Guest of Honour
Who is the guest of honour for this event? If it’s a momma to be, talk to her and get an idea of her likes, style and taste. Ask her a few questions like her favourite colour, flower, movie, book, anything. This will give you a good start and you can work on the details from there.
If you’re planning a birthday party for a little kiddo, who doesn’t have a favourite anything yet, don’t stress! Take the opportunity to pull from one of your childhood favourites. Pick a book, movie, or cartoon character and have fun with it. Check out how I did this with a classic Disney movie from my childhood here
Let the Season be Your Guide
The time of year you’re planning this event for can also help guide you in your decision making. Is it in spring? Try going with an Easter pastel palette and create a theme from there. Winter party? Draw inspiration from the beautiful green pine trees, white snow, or a classic Christmas movie. The Grinch anyone? Who wouldn’t love a mini Whoville party with a Cindy Lou Who fondue and Grinch cookies to snack on?
Bonus! It’s much easier to find items suited to your theme when it’s in season! Trust me on this one, you’ll save on having to order items online, hoping you’ll get them in time.
Don’t Overthink It
You can spend hours on Pinterest looking for the perfect event ideas – been there, girl! But once you have a fun idea, stick with it and get off Pinterest! I repeat, get off Pinterest! Otherwise, you’re more likely to keep looking and find another theme idea and change your mind again, ending up with the dilemma you had in the beginning. Not being able to choose a theme.
There are so many fun things you can create once you have your main theme is chosen and you’ll be amazed at how creative you can be once you get going! But most importantly, have fun with it and remember who it’s for. They will appreciate you for caring about them enough to plan this special event. And I promise you, that alone, will give you all the warm and fuzzies you need for a job well done. It’s a win-win!