Who doesn't love hosting a party at home?! Whether it be a birthday, bridal or baby shower, holiday brunch or graduation party, sometimes it is best to keep it close to home, literally.
We have had the pleasure of working with numerous clients who wanted their events simple, classic, and intimate. By having an event at their home, we were able to incorporate their individual style into each event. House parties are all about being with your guests. Hosting a party at home allows the host a chance to spend quality time with their guests and leave the rest up to the professionals.
When planning your next event, it’s always good to have an idea of what you do or don’t want to do. We always meet with our clients in the early stages of planning to discuss all of the essential details and make sure all expectations are clear. This helps the event run smoothly and hopefully stress free!
Be creative. Incorporate anything that can be utilized as a seat. If renting chairs is out of the budget, use unique items as seating options; ottomans, outdoor benches or even wooden crates with cushions will still be a comfortable alternative to standing room only. We love using benches & wooden stumps to bring in natural elements that aren't traditional chairs!
At a typical or traditional venue, there are set time frames for the event. When the party is hosted at your home it doesn’t have to be a different story. Always include the hours you plan to be entertaining guests on the invitation. This should help to avoid any time frame confusion and those pesky guests who stay past their welcome!
The benefit of utilizing a professional event planner is that it helps you do this without worrying about logistics. Our presence allows the host to take the initiative and introduce people who don’t know each other. This helps everyone socialize and enjoy the party! Another helpful piece of advice about introductions we learned over the years is to always follow your introduction with a positive, interesting tidbit about that person
Please enjoy some more photos of this incredible at home engagement party below. This event was one of our favorites to date, and we love working with this great family.