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Get the Party Started: 10 Tips from Patty Laurent

February 22, 2010StyleComments129 Views

By Souleo. When it comes to throwing a party, few do it as well as veteran celebrity event planner, Patty Laurent.  For almost 20 years under her own company, Patty Laurent Signature, she has coordinated corporate events for Pontiac Automobiles and Bud Light along with album release and birthday parties for celebrities such as Ne-Yo, Ludacris, Robin Thicke, and Outkast.  Her events have garnered press in the New York Post, the NY Daily News, Vibe Magazine and more.  Now Patty is bringing her expertise to JimmyJazz.com readers with ten tips on how to bring an A-list Hollywood party vibe to your own personal affair.

 

One:  Have a theme...

 

You have to create an atmosphere.  For example, if you're going with a Hawaiian theme then make sure when they walk in the room they get what is going on.

 

Two:  Know who is coming...

 

Make sure that you manage a really good guestlist and get those little RSVP's.

 

Three:  Clean up...

 

Please don't have a party in your messy house.  How you present your home says a lot about you.  If guests come into a dirty house then more than likely they won't eat the food or drink the water.

 

Four:  Don't make them wait...

 

You must be prepared before the guests arrive.  The last thing you want is to have guests sit and wait for you to do set-up of food and drinks.

 

Five:  Something in common...

 

If you don't want your guests going into your bedroom or private areas then there should be a common area where your guests can mingle.

 

Six:  You make the rules...

 

Whatever you don't like going on in your house should not happen at your party.  So make the rules known before your guests get out of hand.

 

Seven:  Be a pro about it...

 

You can make your home feel like a special event with the proper staffing.  So hire a bartender or some servers.  It's not expensive.  This way your guests don't feel like they're going to your aunt's house and mixing their own drinks.

 

Eight:  Show the love...

 

The host/hostess should be great and make people feel like they are important.  When people leave their house they already feel like they are stars so you have to make them feel like superstars.

 

Nine:  Break the ice...

If it's a small gathering of friends come up with games and activities especially if they don't know each other so they can interact.

 

Ten:  Get into the groove...

 

You absolutely must have the right music and the right DJ in order to get the party started.

 

 

February 22, 2010StyleComments129 Views