NYC Bloggers (Tracy @ Ascending Butterfly is the second to the right in the black shirt) including co-hostess Victoria Pericon of Savvy Mommy (middle closest to sign), Delta Faucet team and MSL Group team reps!
Whether it's for a simple gathering, dinner party, birthday party or hosting for the holidays, I'm sure much like me, you run around the house like a chicken without a head trying to get everything together. Picking up, cleaning and cooking to make your home it's most welcoming for your guests. It's definitely not easy getting everything 'Just So'.
Thankfully you don't have to go it alone!
Five Tips to Hosting A Successful Gathering in your home, AND keeping it simple for you in the process:
(2) Pick a Theme - Theme centered parties are a fun way to keep things interesting for your guests, try to pick an inclusive theme that the most guests can relate to. Fun ideas include: A luau, A decade based party (70s, 80s, 90s etc), or even movie night. You can even have door prizes for the 3 guests who best represent the party theme!
(3) Keep it Simple - Save time and Paper (Use evites or email for invitations) use Apps like Red Rover. Or if like me, you simply cannot bare going paperless for your invites, use online services that allow you to pick, print and have them ship the invitations for you!
(4) Designate a Photographer - Delegate this to one person or have a bunch of polaroid cameras set up at various stations throughout your party and have guests take pictures! This way you don't spend your entire party behind a lens/viewfinder and miss making memories with your guests! Making your guests feel special by giving them one to one time is what will make the party memorable for them AND you!
(5) Send Thank You Notes - It's so important to take that time to thank your guests for sharing in that special day with you! A great way to personalize the note is to take a picture of yourself with the gift they brought. You can slip that picture inside the note, or if you are using a photo or card service, upload that picture, write your thank you caption and you can have them directly shipped to your guests (if you have alot of guests, use a printing service that allows you to turn the picture into a postcard since the postage is a bit cheaper and the photo postcard with Thank You caption can be sent to all your guests!)
|Collage of Event Photos include Faucet in action, bloggers networking and the great spread!|
We also had the opportunity to see Delta Faucet demo their bath and kitchen faucets with the new Touch2O® and Touch2O.xt™ Technology!