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How to Plan the Perfect Formal Party

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Planning the perfect formal party takes a lot of preparation and hard work, but it can be fun too. If you find yourself overwhelmed and unsure of where to start, then read on for a simple guide to planning  a formal party that your guests will rave about.

Set a Date

One of the most important things you should do is decide on a date that works best for everyone. Make a list of possible days when you can host the party, then ask your guests about their schedules so you can decide on the best date and time. Once you have a guest list and a set date, it’s time to send the invitations.

Formal Invitations

Many people send invitations digitally these days, but for a formal party it’s better to go the more traditional route with elegant stationery invites by mail. Your guests will appreciate the gesture, and you might even have some fun in the process. If you require formal dress (which is suggested for a formal event), then include a dress code in your invite.

Plan Your Menu

Great food is essential for any formal party. Every host wants to impress their guests with a fantastic meal. First, consider your guest’s preferences. Things like food allergies, religious beliefs, and general likes and dislikes should be accounted for. If you’re planning a dinner party, include a main course, an appetizer, and a dessert. That’s a lot to think about when catering to the likes and needs of your guests, so make sure you allow plenty of time for planning. Once you decide on your menu, it’s time to shop. Set a budget, find the best deals, and shop a couple days before the event.

Atmosphere is Everything

A formal party needs a formal atmosphere. Music, appropriate decor, and entertainment are all important for the perfect party environment. Select music that enhances the mood you’re going for. Consider a theme for you party, to give your event a personal and fun touch, then plan your decor accordingly. For a dinner party, consider your place settings and create a lovely centerpiece for your tables.

Entertainment is a Must

Entertainment can make the difference between a successful party, and a total failure. The last thing you want are bored guests. Consider the interests of your guests, and plan an activity schedule that flows well with your theme. Your party should have structure with a beginning, middle, and end, each prompted with a fun activity or entertainment. 

About Wrapped in a Box

Wrapped In A Box, located in Coral Springs has a handsome collection of favors, fine invitationsstationery, bridal, and other event reception accessories, gifts to welcome baby, gifts for the bridal party, men's gift items and couture fashion jewelry. Wrapped also specializes in Party Rentals, Event Décor and Styling. 

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