How to Plan and Host a Party in Less Than 24 Hours Without Stressing Out

Planning and hosting a party can be a daunting task, but it doesn't have to be. In fact, you can throw a memorable party in less than 24 hours without stressing yourself out. Here's how:...

Planning and hosting a party can be a daunting task, but it doesn't have to be. In fact, you can throw a memorable party in less than 24 hours without stressing yourself out. Here's how:

Decorating with What You Have

One of the key requirements for this last-minute party is to use only what you have for decoration. If you've thrown parties in the past, chances are you have a stash of party supplies hidden away. Take advantage of these items to create a festive atmosphere.

For example, if you've saved decorations from previous parties, now is the time to put them to good use. Look for items that match your party theme or create a cohesive look. In this case, the "adventure awaits" theme was brought to life with a vinyl decorated globe and an atlas tapestry. The boys quickly turned the theme into a pirate party, adding their own touch of creativity.

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Don't forget to use what you have for serving drinks and food as well. Instead of disposable cups, consider using DIY mini milk bottles. They not only look cute but also add a touch of uniqueness to your party. And if you have a beverage dispenser, you're in luck! Stick with a neutral color, like white, so it can easily fit into any party theme.

DIY Glass Milk Bottles DIY Glass Milk Bottles

Crowd-Pleasing Healthy Party Food

When it comes to food, opt for something healthy and crowd-pleasing. Brunch is always a great choice, especially if you're hosting the party in the morning. Set up an omelette bar where guests can choose their favorite ingredients and have them cooked to order. It's a fun and interactive activity that everyone will enjoy.

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To complement the omelette bar, create a fresh fruit platter as the centerpiece on the table. It's a healthy and refreshing option that requires no supervision, allowing guests to help themselves.

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The One Thing Every Party Needs

No party is complete without a photo booth. It's a fun and interactive way to capture memories and create lasting keepsakes. For this last-minute party, use a tapestry as a backdrop and add some props to make it even more exciting. A $5 felt happy birthday banner from Target can add a pop of color to the photo booth.

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A photo booth doesn't have to be complicated or expensive. Use a toy camera to take instant pictures of each pose, and let guests choose their favorite to take home as a party favor. It's an easy and budget-friendly way to thank your guests for attending.

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By following these tips, you can plan and host a party in less than 24 hours without stressing yourself out. Remember, the key is to use what you have, focus on healthy and crowd-pleasing food, and add a touch of fun with a photo booth. And most importantly, enjoy the celebration with your loved ones!

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What about you? Do you prefer a DIY party at home, hiring the whole thing out, or hosting the party elsewhere?

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