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Use Wedding and Party Network's party ideas and tips to assist you in planning your next party or special event wedding. Have you thought about when to consult a book a location or what you need to host an outdoor event? Everything from "how to keep food cool outdoors" to "how to hire a live band" can be found in Party Ideas and . View our Party Ideas and Tips and remember to check back often; we are always updating our site with the latest tips to keep your party planning efficient and easy. "Been Then – Done That" Share your party or special event ideas and tips.

May
18
2016
by Laken Watts

Springtime has hit and celebrating outside is way more fun than staying indoors! Check out these three fun parties we have lined up for you today.

Promotion Celebration
A couple of weeks ago, I had the privilege of celebrating a big promotion with a friend. The weather is beautiful in Utah, so naturally for the celebration we set a beautiful table out on the garden patio and enjoyed the weather. We used simple place mats and napkins for linens and had a fancy dinner under the lights! We had a blast enjoying good food, good company and victories in life. Here are the details:

On the Menu—Honey Glazed Spiced Table, Garlic Roasted Asparagus, Strawberry Spinach Salad and big chunks of Artisan bread. Strawberry Jello Cake for dessert. Cucumber Lime Spritzer, and French Mules for Signature drink.
Decor—Rattan red place mats, red, yellow and white striped napkins, white plates, silver flat ware, clear glasses. Yellow tulips from the garden in a glass vase. SIMPLE SIMPLE SIMPLE!

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May
11
2016
by Laken Watts

When did it become okay for us to stop celebrating birthdays? Some of my favorite memories are of my summer birthday parties at the swimming pool. At Wedding and Party Network, we believe in celebrating everything, especially adult's birthdays! Here are a few ideas to celebrate those special grown-ups in your life.

For Men…
Adults definitely don’t get celebrated as much, but guys really get the short end of the birthday party stick. The dads and husbands in our lives really deserve so much celebration! So this year, why don’t you take a whole Saturday to celebrate your man? What are the things he loves? Organize something big, with all of his friends. My favorite idea for a manly grown up birthday party is a whiffle ball tournament. First invite all of his best friends, then you gather the supplies (whiffle balls, bats) and create a bracket for the day! Men love a good competition. Afterwards, grill burgers and hot dogs and celebrate the victory with his favorite sweets!

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May
02
2016
by Tracy Brengard

Graduation is a time to celebrate with family and friends. Whether it is kindergarten, high school or the college level, honor your special grad and try a few of these party ideas!

Memorable Menu
Appetizers or pick-up foods are usually a great option for a graduation party. A cake, cupcakes or cookies can be decorated complete with mortarboard and even school colors. Many recipes can be altered or created with graduation in mind. Make sandwiches that look like a diploma by rolling turkey or ham inside and tying it with a chive. Use individual pepperonis and write out the graduation year on top of baked cheese dip. Sit out ring pop “graduation rings” for party favors. Consider the age and interests of your guests when you plan your menu.

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Apr
20
2016
by Rachel Brantley

Hosting parties can be so much fun but it is always a struggle trying to find the right activities to entertain your guests. Here are five fun party games that will definitely keep your guests laughing!

1. The Shaving Game
For this game guests divide into teams or couples. One partner holds a blown up balloon in their mouth while the other partner covers it with shaving cream. The object of the game is for the player not holding the balloon to shave off all of the shaving cream without popping the balloon. The first clean balloon wins and if the balloon gets popped the couple is out. Be careful because this game is messy but it’s definitely a crowd pleaser!

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Apr
18
2016
by Caitlin LaFarlette

A Classic Celebration for Mother's Day
Sometimes a card just isn't enough to show how amazing a mother is. Why not take this Mother's Day to the next level with a tea party to celebrate the woman who raised you?

A tea party is the perfect way to add extra charm to a lunch gathering while still being relaxed and fun. There are so many treat options to ensure mom gets the finger foods she loves, and guests can wear their best spring dresses for an exciting girl's day!

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Apr
11
2016
by Tracy Brengard

Hosting an engagement party can be a rewarding experience. Most happy couples are thrilled and ready to celebrate! This is not simply a bridal shower, but a party that announces their future life together. Invitations, decorations, food, the venue, and entertainment must be considered in your planning.

The Details
The couple of honor needs to first provide a guest list. Find out what type of party would they enjoy. Use them as a springboard for ideas when considering the theme, size, and formality of the event. Food may be casual or formal, dictated by the theme and the budget. Flowers add beauty and depth to any room, and depending on a color scheme or particular season, will help accentuate any area.

Continue reading "Engagement Parties 101" »

Apr
08
2016
by Caitlin LaFarlette

No event is complete without photos and while a photo booth is the perfect solution, it's important to keep up with the latest technology and trends in the industry. Chic Booth has your party covered with fashionable photos!

Chic Booth, based in Jacksonville, Florida, has upped the photography game with a system crafted for GIFs, slow-motion, photo and in-car booths. Is there a wedding, bachelorette party, fashion show or business event on your calendar? Chic Booth's innovative technology will give you memories to last a lifetime.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

With three booth styles, you are sure to get exactly what you want for your next party. The elegant, open-air photo booth comes with 16 fabulous backgrounds, free props and more importantly, unlimited prints! Want to step it up a notch for more entertainment? Get an instant animation made of four photos with the GIF booth and even take home prints of each pose. Maybe you want to send guests off with a video to commemorate a special occasion. Chic Booth has thought of it all with the video booth that turns your recording into slow-motion.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The fun doesn't stop there. Chic Booth offers 12 photo layouts to choose from, a contest mode to keep guests engaged and an online album of photos and videos. It's truly a one-stop shop with Chic Booth!

"I love Chic Booth! They are professional and caring at the same time. The pictures are of high quality and they are very flexible. I have used them for all my events and my friends have used them for their kids’ birthday parties, weddings, name it and they can do it. It adds so much fun to the events! I will use them at my wedding," one customer said. Another said Chic Booth is the best photo booth in town with excellent customer service.

Don't let your guests leave the party empty handed. Bring in Chic Booth to provide endless entertainment and beautiful prints that will be perfect for any scrapbook or frame! 

 

Apr
04
2016
by Rachel Brantley

This season celebrate spring in a fun, new way! Take a break from your normal routine and plan a party where you can spend quality time with close friends. Here are three popular spring parties that are trending this season.

Garden Party
As the landscape awakens and the splendor of new blooms emerge, it is the perfect time to host a beautiful garden party. First find the ideal outdoor location. This could be at a local park, field, or even your own backyard. Next you’ll want to pick out beautiful floral arrangements at your local florist. Choose bright flowers that bloom in the spring and use them to decorate your tables and chairs. Then plan a playlist that will set the mood for your party, or encourage your guests to play songs that they enjoy. If you want to have food at your party, plan a menu based on food that comes from the earth like fresh salads and grilled vegetables. This party theme is a great opportunity to appreciate nature and relax with some of your friends.

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Mar
28
2016
by Rachel Brantley

Prom is quickly approaching and couples are starting to plan for the perfect night of pictures, dining and dancing. After finding the perfect dress, it’s time to pick out your corsage and boutonniere. Choosing the perfect corsage and boutonniere style is the best way to complete your look! Here are three styles to consider when you go to your local florist.

Traditional
If your dress is more of a traditional style then consider choosing a corsage and boutonniere that is classically elegant. Some beautiful white roses paired with white ribbon is a beautiful look that will match any color dress.

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Mar
21
2016
by Caitlin LaFarlette

Dance the Night Away at Prom 2016
School is nearing to a close and many girls have only one thing on their mind: prom! It's the perfect event to end the year with and for your first prom, getting ready is half the fun.

No matter the age, a first prom is extra special for any high school girl. There's plenty to think of when it comes to deciding on a dress, getting the perfect makeup or finding a place to eat. Planning ahead with this prom guide will take the pressure out of the big day so you have more time to focus on the party!

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