1. Lighting Matters
“It’s especially important to have the right lighting, one that’s not too bright or that changes as the night goes on,” says Anna Lim, Creative Director of Spellbound Group. She suggests using battery-operated block candles of varying heights, which are safer than those with traditional wicks.
2. Keep Decor Simple And Elegant
Keep the decor uncluttered, says Ekta Hathiramani, Event Organiser at Panache Events. She advises that a simple flower arrangement and block candles are sometimes enough to create a beautiful setting and party ambience. “Also, keep the entryway clear as this is where you’ll be greeting guests as they walk in,” she suggest.
3. Make Your Home Smell Amazing
“When guests enter the room, they should be delighted with a nice scent,” Anna says. She recommends a diffuser with a soft fragrance like lavender or a mix of spring scents such as citrus or gardenia. Don’t forget to freshen up the bathroom or “powder room” as well!
4. Put On Suitable Background Music
To set the mood as guests start to arrive, Anna suggests playing mellow jazz music to welcome them and create a warm, friendly atmosphere. “Then, during dinner, the music can be a bit more upbeat but not too loud,” Anna says, as you don’t want to drown out our guests’ conversations!”
5. Be Consistent With The Theme
“Pick a theme or colour concept and stick to it so as to keep the decor consistent for your party,” Ekta says. Your decor shouldn’t become a distraction from the party – rather, it should facilitate your guests’ enjoyment of the evening. So keep things streamlined!
With these five party essentials, you’re on your way to enjoying an enchanting and memorable evening!
To help you out even more, use our handy party prep checklist to keep organised:
Text: Elizabeth Liew