Planning parties throughout the year is not as simple as it sounds. The seasons can influence your celebrations in ways you may not have thought of. This quick guide should help you plan the perfect party no matter what season it is in.
Celebrating a special occasion in the winter can be a little more difficult when compared to the other seasons. There are already a lot of celebrations in winter, like Thanksgiving and the Holidays as well as New Year’s Eve. If you have a birthday in the winter, or someone close to you does, organizing a wintertime celebration can be difficult, but it is not impossible. The trick is to make sure no other holiday celebration creeps into the party. If it is a birthday party, do not include any holiday-themed decorations or foods. Unless the person celebrating a birthday likes roast turkey and roasted chestnuts.
If you are struggling for some inspiration, help is at hand. Check out this guide to winter birthday party ideas from Greenvelope. They have some fantastic suggestions for making a winter birthday party truly special, and they can help you out with the invites too. This can help you take some of the headaches out of party planning all year round.
Springtime Is Partytime
Having a celebration in the spring can be wonderful. This time of year is great for birthdays or baby showers, as it is a time of natural renewal and the rebirth of nature after the cold hibernation of a chilly winter. Bright colors and a festival atmosphere suit springtime celebrations. Make the most of the sun too. When spring comes the sun rises higher in the sky, giving you the perfect setting for an afternoon celebration that can last long into the evening. Plan your timings carefully to make the most of the springtime light.
There are some springtime holidays that you may want to try to avoid to stop things from getting mixed up. Easter is a good example of this. Many people celebrate this event, and having a birthday party around the Easter weekend can make it difficult for people to attend and allows the holiday and its style and celebration to creep into your party. Even if you have a birthday that is on or around Easter Sunday, arrange the party for another weekend.
Super Summer Celebrations
Summer is the best time of the year to celebrate. With all due respect to the other seasons, there is no better time to have fun and frolic than when the sun is blazing and the weather is warm. You can take the party outside with ease and the day should stay dry. The warmth continues into the evening, helping you to get more from your celebration as it can last a lot longer. If you are planning a party in the summertime, make sure you have a plan for keeping things going all through the night.
The warm months of the summer are great for food choices too. Bountiful harvests are waiting for you at the grocery store, and lots of summery drinks to choose from. Cocktails in the winter can be a tough sell, but in the warmth of the summer sun, it feels like a natural choice. You can include outdoor activities and games too, as you can rely on the weather. This can help keep the kids entertained if you are having a family get-together. Break out the garden hose and the slip-n-slide for old-time’s sake. All you need is a little water to have fun in the sun, just make sure there are plenty of towels available.
Give It Your All In The Fall
When the leaves turn brown and start falling from the trees, fall is here. This can be a tricky time of the year to celebrate as the weather starts to change with the leaves. Plan indoor events as you cannot rely on the weather to play along with your preparations. People will be feeling the cold as the season has changed so make sure your food and beverages have a warming theme. Spiced punch and hot sandwiches are great choices for an autumnal party.
Decorate your venue in some of the colors of nature. The browns and reds of the turning leaves may seem a bit dull for a party, but deep reads and leathery browns can be very decadent and luxurious. Choose a buffet service over a plated meal. People will want to snack and pick at food as the day goes on, the winterish weather means they need extra calories on hand to stay warm and comfy.
With the help of this guide, you should have all your party needs covered all year round. Make sure you plan for the season and adjust your party prep accordingly. Just because it is cold outside, it doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy the warmth of a celebration.