What I enjoy most about the party is the planning. I can plan, re-plan and then plan some more! I am VERY theme oriented - so in the planning I have the think up a theme, decor, invitations, wording, food, party favor and then the master plan - completed concept.
For me, the love of the party comes in all the detail work.
THEME - my theme is often based on time of the year, holidays, something going on in my life or my the type of gift to be given.
DECORATIONS - well clearly it is driven from the theme - from linens, colors, utensils, dishes used, candles, candle scents, glasses, down to center pieces.
INVITATION/WORDING - depending on my crowd I use paper, evite or a like service. I MUST have a rhyme on my invitation depicting what will go on.
FOOD - I have my go to - fan favorite foods. I always include some of those, but also I go theme on the food. I am looking for a full experience.
PARTY FAVORS - A must have as far as I am concerned! It is a warm hug out the door.
MASTER PLAN - This is where I have every detail lined out, tables set, serving pieces labeled.
Now to put all these elements into action!