The Party Essentials You Didn’t Know You Needed

These last few things will truly bring your party to life.
Brittany Anderson

Brittany Anderson


Now that you’re in the midst of planning an upcoming event and crossing off your to-do list, there’s a few things you don’t want to forget. We’ve gathered some tips and advice from Ashley Vipond, Co-Owner, Champagne Social Co. and Jenna Miller, Creative Director of Here Comes The Guide.

Here are some key party essentials to keep in mind when planning your next event:

 A Welcoming Set Up 

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“Set the tone for the party with a planned and thought out greeting for your guests, from a floral or balloon arch to a champagne tray and hors d’oeuvres. This really gets your guests in the mood for the party and ready to celebrate!”, shares Ashley.

A Photo Backdrop 

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“Create an Instagrammable moment by designing a fabulous space for photo ops. Whether you purchase a colorful photo backdrop, hang some macrame plant holders with cascading greenery, or set up a plush outdoor lounge, your guests will delight in documenting the party in front of these Instaworthy spaces,” shares Jenna.

A Fun Way to Serve Drinks

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“Make sure your guests always have a drink in their hand and are ready to party with a mobile bar! Not only is it a practical way to serve alcohol, the floral wall also serves as an awesome backdrop for pictures!” shares Ashley.

Pro Tip: Hire a bartender or mixologist to handle the creative cocktails.

A Key Theme

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 “Get creative with your celebration! For example, we’ve noticed brides are moving away from typical bachelorette parties and now want to turn these celebrations into a weekend full of activities and events that the whole party will enjoy! So why not book a luxury picnic for you and your friends to sit, chat and enjoy lunch? Or how about Barre and Bubbles events where the party can enjoy a Barre class and wash it all down with a mimosa bar?” recommends Ashley.

Pro Tip: Check out these fun and creative party themes for more inspiration.

 A Playful Activity

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(Like Prosecco Pong!) “Here's a more sophisticated take on the classic drinking game! Purchase some pretty plastic cocktail glasses, pink ping-pong balls, and a bottle of your favorite bubbly, and watch your guests get competitive,” shares Jenna.

A Fun Guest Book

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“Forget photos, why not record your party with a fun themed guest book! Relive the party over and over when you read your guests comments! Pictures of the party are fun, but really celebrate with meaningful messages and fun prompts for your guests to leave notes on!” recommends Ashley.

Find more party ideas and inspiration here on The Bash. 

Published on 6/30/2023