We are big believers in parties. Whether we’re hosting it or are a guest, we think the opportunity to celebrate with close friends and let our hair down. We’re also big believers that parties don’t need to be for a specific reason. Of course, celebrating a milestone or special occasion is always valid. But why not also celebrate the smaller things in life? Such as, you cleaned your apartment. Or your monthly wine subscription arrived. Or you’re having an exceptional hair day and want everyone to bear witness.

Regardless of the reason, we love any opportunity to throw a bash with our favourite people. It’s time to whip out your best hostess-with-the-mostess outfit because we’ve put together all the tips you need to make hosting a “just because” party easier than ever – meaning you can get on with having a good time!

Catering

Obviously, no party is complete without food. If you’re planning a larger event, the most important thing to remember is that catering is your best friend. After all, the last thing you want to be worrying about an hour before your guests arrive is whether or not you have enough canapés for everyone. Chez Nous Corporate is known as one of Brisbane’s most celebrated and experience event caterers. Servicing everything for large-scale corporate functions to intimate events, their customised catering services will ensure your event runs as smooth as possible. Want a grazing station with cheese, charcuterie and all the accoutrements? Or how about roving arancini, rice paper rolls and frittata? As the exclusive caterer for dynamic venue The Joinery, it’s no surprise that these guys know how to turn the party!

Invites

Sending stunning invitations to your friends and receiving their eager RSVPs is one of life’s simplest yet most wonderful pleasures. In saying that, in our increasingly digital age, sending an invite in the mail can be tricky, unreliable and expensive. Services like Paperless Post are making it easier-than-ever to send beautiful, customised invites straight to your friend’s inbox.

Entertainment

So now you’ve got everyone at the venue or in your living room… What now? If you want your guests to have an enjoyable time it’s important to organise plenty of entertaining tid-bits that can capture their attention. Booze is one idea, but why not level it up with a DIY cocktail station that encourages everyone to get to know their inner-mixologist? If it’s a garden party you can include garden games such as bowls and croquet. Host a wine tasting, cook your own Margherita pizzas and blend your own margarita cocktails, host a murder mystery soirée – the options are endless!

Theme

Part of the fun when hosting a party is choosing a theme! While Great Gatsby is a classic, why not do something a little different? Throw Macramé & Mimosa party where a local creative shows you and your friends how to knot and style your very own wall hangings. Obviously while sipping on a couple of mimosas… Alternatively, hosting a Coachella-themed pool party is the ultimate way to make the most of summer! With regards to the décor, of course you can outsource it to a pro (they always have the best ideas and connections) but there’s also something to be said about DIYing it. Pinterest has plenty of suggestions but it also helps to check out local creative that might be able to inspire you.

 

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