Get ready to party.
This week I'll share my take and tips on how to party right. Warning: look away if you can't be bothered with details. Me, I can't get enough of the pesky things. :)
The bones of any good fete start with the basics: food and drink. Sure, a lively guest list is important, but once the guests arrive, spirits and snacks keep things alive. Naturally, great attention was given to each for our party. So much so, in fact, that we made a last minute venue change that cost us new invitations and express-fee $$ from our Calligrapher. It. was. worth. it.
Lacroix was a star.
Let's start at the beginning. We scheduled a meet and greet with the Lacroix Dream Team - Executive Chef Cichon, Pastry Chef Ortega and Restaurant Manager M. Merlini and covered everything under the sun. Balloons got nixed, oysters got added and pink ruled the table. The gracious gentlemen embraced our need to cover the details and Lesa and I both greatly appreciated their willingness to meet and talk forty.
Selecting the right venue and, more importantly, finding a good match of talent and personality goes a long way to the success of any event. So does getting to know your space. I snapped these shots and sent them along to the florist for design planning.
Other success bits to consider -
And one area where we struggle, in party planning and in life, is swift decision-making. Both Lesa and I aren't great at it. And, with so much involved, the details can pile up so don't get bogged down. Keep decisions quick and stick to 'em. Of course, practice makes perfect.