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What Makes A Party Setting Truly Special?

Beautiful table set for some festive event, party or wedding reception on the sunset

Parties are a lot of fun, aren’t they? You get together with a lot of fun people, with drinks and food that all taste great, and the music can make you dance well into the night. A party is something to always look forward to, and the memories you make at them will be held onto forever!

But to throw a party, a lot more time and effort needs to go into the preparation. If you’ve got a party to set up, there’s some things that make your background setting truly special. And if you want to throw a bash to remember, you’re going to want to keep the elements below in mind! 

You’ve Got Something (even simple!) to Set the Atmosphere

Baby shower party
Baby shower party

The atmosphere of a party is always going to matter the most. If you want to set the scene and make it truly special, being able to turn down the lights or highlight certain areas of the backdrop is key. 

For example, if you’re going to be hosting a party that’s primarily outside, why not invest in an outdoor concrete fire pit? It’s a good way to warm the feeling of the evening up, and to even increase the amount of entertainment you can put on. 

Singing around the fireside, drinks in hand, and even telling ghost stories if it’s near to Halloween, are all forms of entertainment that arise from this one simple feature you could install. 

You Have the Right Temperature for the Dress Code

Party time
Discoball in hands of young woman celebrating birthday in night club

You’re always going to need to keep an eye on the temperature; after all, if someone is dressed down, or they’re layered up in all kinds of materials, you don’t want them to be freezing or sweating the night away. There’s no point asking your friends to dress up as flappers from the 1920s if you’re not planning to put the heating on! 

There’s Plenty of Facilities to Make Use of 

And if you’re inviting people over and want them to enjoy every single moment they’re at the party, you need the right facilities for them to make use of. There’s no room for boredom at a party, especially if you want it to be a special night to remember! So stock up on some more entertainment; make sure there’s enough to talk about, enough furniture to sit down and chill on, etc. 

And if you’ve not stocked your bathroom up recently, it’s time to buy an industrial load of toilet paper… But your facilities’ worries don’t end there. Do you have enough ice for the evening? Would it be useful to invest in a separate chiller for food and drinks? Make a checklist of everything the average party needs and ensure you can cross off each point as you go down!

A party setting can be made truly special through a few tweaks, here and there. Take all of the above ideas into account, and think about what else you could do along the same lines. 


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Karen LeBlanc

Karen LeBlanc is a travel host and writer with a popular travel show, The Design Tourist, and a companion lifestyle blog. As a widely published travel journalist and content creator, Karen is a member of the North American Travel Journalists Association. She also serves as the Design and Travel editor of the national lifestyle magazine, LaPalme. Karen believes that every destination has a story to tell through its local art, architecture, culture, and craft. This immersive creative exploration begins with authentic accommodations where the narrative of place unfolds through art, accessories, accouterments, furnishings, fixtures, and food. 

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