Orchestrating Connections: A Guide to Guest Interaction

In the vibrant tapestry of event planning, the true magic lies not just in the creative decor or the sumptuous catering, but in the artful facilitation of guest interactions.

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10 Winter Party Theme Ideas

Brace yourself for a creative plunge into indoor merrymaking for the winter season.

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Crafting Unforgettable Events

In a time where experiences are valued more than ever, professional party planners understand the need to create events that are ever more immersive occasions.

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Birthday Themes by Personality Type

When planning a birthday celebration for an adult, you can make it even more special with a party theme that reflects the personality of your guest of honor.

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Hosting a Cocktail Party: Layout & Flow

Great cocktail parties take on a life of their own, and a great host works in the background to keep the party machine running smoothly.

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6 Reasons to Throw a Party

Hosting a party can be a wonderful experience, filled with joy, laughter, and meaningful connections.

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Retro 20-90s Party Themes

Decade parties are a great way to celebrate birthdays, anniversaries or commemorations of an event or date. Guests love dressing up for “the look” of the period; just add nostalgic playlists, decorations, food and drink to create a memorable occasion.

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Types of Parties: The First Step To Planning Your Event

Are you ready to host a party, but not sure where to start? There are many types of parties and Rae Lynn has found that it is easiest to choose your party format first. 

Thinking through the style of an event you wish to plan will help make decisions about decorating, budgeting, timing, and food choices easier and better suited to the atmosphere you want to create. 

So, we have compiled a list of types of parties to get your creative juices flowing...
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15 Must-Haves for Your Next Impromptu Party

Ever want to be THAT girl or guy--the one who can throw a fab little soirée at a moment's notice? Trust me, you can be. Impromptu doesn't mean no planning; it just means you're ready at a moment's notice. All you need to do is stock the cupboards, fridge and freezer, throw on a smile and look for an occasion that calls for a spontaneous party.

What occasions call for a party?
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How To Plan A Banquet: Staffing

Whether your banquet is big or small, at some point you will need the assistance of others.  
Your primary responsibilities will be to effectively recruit, motivate, organize, delegate, train, and manage your assembled staff. Your success depends entirely upon your work force of 3 types of helpers. 
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How To Plan A Banquet: Site Selection

Given that many venues are booked years in advance, the highest priority when planning a banquet should be given to selecting and reserving a site for your event. Here we will review key criteria in choosing a facility, the types of venues available, and things to look for during an in-person inspection.
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How To Plan A Banquet: The Basics & Budget

Although there are some similarities to planning a cocktail or dinner party, organizing and hosting a banquet event presents a number of unique challenges and details.  This is the first of a series of blogs on how to plan a banquet.

And like all party planning, the first step is to establish a few basic fundamentals. For banquet planning we start with:  purpose, dress, budget, number of guests, and date & time.
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Planning A Dinner Seating Arrangement

Whether you are a group of 4 dining out or you are hosting a dinner party for 12, planning your dinner seat arrangement will enhance conversation and fun for your guests. Contrary to popular belief, the success of a dinner party is more about the guests and conversation than what you serve.
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How To Make A Party Music Playlist

Step-by-step instructions on building a party music playlist that will:
  • set the mood,
  • increase the energy level over the duration of the party,
  • take your guests on an emotional ride of rises & falls, 
  • interject humor & smiles,
  • surprise & entertain each guest on a personal level,
  • reinforce your theme.
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