Planning and prepping for any event can be stressful and time consuming. When the day finally comes, you want to be able to enjoy the day along with everyone else. Whether it be your wedding, birthday, or any other event you want to share with others, it is easy to get caught up in trying to make the day perfect that we forget to enjoy it.
– Planning –
When you give yourself enough time to plan and take care of all the details it gives you less to worry about when the day finally comes. When possible, do things that can be done ahead of time. Example, when catering your own event, prepare all the food and dishes that will be used to serve the food.
– Imagine your party like a guest –
When planning and hosting a party, we tend to get carried away trying to make sure everything is perfect. While we would always love to have everything perfect, we sometimes do not have the time. When you think of yourself as a guest it helps avoid giving yourself extra work. When you are a guest at a party, you probably do not notice or inspect every corner for dust. Instead, focus on what guests will notice; the music in the background, an inviting look with some space to sit.
– Let others help –
Delegate tasks to those that offer help. You probably can do everything yourself, but it will be more enjoyable if you don’t.
– Relax –
If possible, take 5 minutes before everyone starts arriving to relax. This will help the transition from work and prepping to enjoying and having fun creating memories.
– ENJOY –
Finally, ENJOY!! The best part about parties is not the food, drinks, entertainment or decorations but the people we spend the time with. Guests will enjoy the party more if they see you enjoying it as well. The best thing to help you relax and enjoy is to keep in mind is that you prepared as much as could.