Should You Bring a Gift to a Party?

This is an age old question and isn’t one with a definitive answer. The truth is, some people expect guests to bring something, while others don’t. Indeed, some hosts specify that guests should not bring a present. In cases where you’re not sure, it is probably best to err on the side of caution and take something as a token of your appreciation for being invited. In this case, take a couple of minutes to wrap the gift to give it extra meaning.
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3 Party Games Suitable for Adults

Throwing a party for adults is usually a lot less effort than throwing one for children. No games to organise and you don’t feel responsible for making sure that everyone has fun and nobody gets hurt in the process. Often the only preparation is to make sure that you have enough drinks and snacks in. It’s nice to not feel this pressure, but it can also be a little bit boring. Sometimes it would be nice to have something to make the party more memorable. With this in mind, why not organise a few party games, just like you would at a kid’s party. It can be great fun for adults too and is a brilliant way to break the ice. Here are a few ideas of simple games that you can try out.
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How to Throw a Memorable Cocktail Party

There is a lot more to hosting a cocktail party than mixing together a few drinks. Event planners routinely claim it is their favourite type of party because it is relatively easy to plan and glamorous without unnecessary expense. For instance, you can splash out on caviar if you wish and still have money left over for other light bites. A great party consists of gorgeous snacks, luscious cocktails and lots of fun and laughter.
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5 Unusual Party Themes

Parties would be pretty dull affairs if the hosts didn’t use their imagination every once in a while. Party themes are fantastic methods of livening up a soiree and allow guests to get creative with their costumes. Once you pull off a great event, you won’t be satisfied until you can do it all over again. We’re sure you’ve already thought about superhero and Halloween style themes, but there are a few leftfield options we believe you’ll enjoy.
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The Masquerade Ball: An Intriguing History

The Masquerade Ball is often erroneously said to have been created in Italy in the 16th century. In reality, it was part of Europe’s Carnival Season from the 14th century and quickly spread across France. At the beginning, it was a party for villagers as they dressed up in elaborate masks and costumes. These balls were commonly used to welcome royalty to a town and were only used by Venetian high society a couple of centuries later.

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Impress Your Friends by Throwing a Roman Banquet

I’m sure all of us have wished at some point that we could spend a day or two living like a Roman Emperor or any other king or queen from ancient times. The good news is that today we can spend an afternoon reveling in the simple pleasures of such a life, without having to experience the many downsides, such as poor sanitation or the plague.
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How to Make Sure Your Bar is Well Stocked For a Party

When you’re throwing a big party, running out of alcohol is a complete disaster and can end the festivities before they have ever truly begun. Yet the biggest error people make when planning a party is to purchase too many different kinds of booze. In most cases, you’ll get away with vodka, rum, gin, beer, wine and whiskey. In terms of mixers, add in Coca-Cola, 7-Up, tonic water, club soda and a lot of lemons. Finally, create a couple of pitchers of a cocktail and/or rum punch. Not enough information? Here is a bit more.
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Ideas For a Rainy Kid’s Party

It’s your child’s birthday party. They’ve been looking forward to it for weeks and all of their friends are coming. Maybe you’ve planned a big trip out, or maybe you were just planning on having a barbeque. Either way, you check the weather the day before and disaster! A big unexpected rain storm is coming your way, just in time to put a stop to whatever you had planned for the big day. Don’t despair! As long as you have a backup plan there is no reason that you cannot host a great party even on the wettest of days. Below are a few ideas about how to make your kid’s party a success if the weather keeps you indoors.
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Five of The Worlds Most Outrageously Expensive Parties

In previous blog posts I have looked at ways to reduce the cost of your party. In this particular edition, I am changing gear and looking at some parties where the hosts didn’t know the meaning of the word budget. These events made global headlines when they were held and while some were amazed at the parties, others believed it to be a vulgar waste of money. Prepare to be stunned by the extravagance of these parties and whatever you do, don’t try this at home!
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Ten Tips When Throwing a Posh Party

martiniIn a previous blog post we focused on hosting a party on a budget, but today we’re going to change gears and offer some advice when throwing a high class get together. The pressure is certainly on as you’re expected to deliver something special in order to make a positive impression. However, if you follow these tips, you’ll soon be the toast of the party circuit!
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