Everyone loves kids. They are cute and cuddly, and they do the funniest things. Still, people need time off from the little ones, especially at a party. With them running around and screaming bloody murder, it can take the edge off the ambience. Not to point the finger, but kids ruin parties! Sometimes, adults need to be around other grown-ups and that’s why an adult-themed get-together is a perfect choice. Unfortunately, lots of people don’t know how to throw one because the majority of parties revolve around children. The good news is that you have come to the right place as below are the tips you shouldn’t forget.
Pick A Theme
A theme feels childlike, particularly when kids are running around in costumes. However, guys and girls of all ages like to dress up because it’s fun and exciting. The key is to choose a grown-up topic as it will transform the evening into one for the adults. By the way, that doesn’t mean it has to get dirty of smutty. Get your heads out of the gutter people. No, it can be a retro television show that only people of a certain age will know, for instance. Shotgun Knight Rider!
One way to make sure it feels mature is to provide alcohol. There’s no doubt that a beverage or two ensures the night goes well, and that isn’t sad to admit. As a grown-up, you’re allowed to enjoy the finer things in life, which is why all adult birthday parties have a cocktail bar! Alcohol can be expensive, so it’s best to stick to the basics such as beer and wine. But, if you do want to splash out, spirits and mixers is an excellent way to get people loose and on the dance floor. Just be sure to watch Tom Cruise in action before you flairing.
Invite A Personality
The people on the guest list are the ones you want to attend the event, but they might not have eccentric personalities. That doesn’t mean they are boring, but it does suggest they like to take a back seat. At an adult party, you need to ensure the entire room is laughing and having a good time, which is why a “party person” is vital. In simple terms, this is a man or a woman who is comfortable mixing with strangers and who has a fantastic sense of humor. Everyone knows a maverick, and they should be the first person on the list.
Hire A Babysitter
Children are not allowed, but where are they going to go? Usually, a parent would ask a grandparent for help, yet they might be at the party. In fact, everyone who typically has them for the night might be otherwise engaged. So, it’s savvy to be proactive and hire a babysitter for the night. That way, you can enjoy the event and be certain that the kids are safe and happy. If you don’t do it soon, the party might get canceled.
The thing to remember is not to feel guilty. At times, everyone needs a break.
As 98% of festive songs tell us, Christmas is the most wonderful time of the year. It’s 24-plus days of fun, frolics, family, friends, merriment, good tidings, festive parties and cheer. But it is also a time of some super-stress, the kind that starts out kind of unnoticeable and then snowballs into total uncontrollable freaking out as you try and make everything perfect on the big day.
So, to prevent stress from wreaking havoc this year, we have pulled together some top tips that will guarantee to make Christmas day nothing but enjoyable.
1. A Fresh Take
We know what it’s like, Christmas is all about traditions, which means you want to do certain tasks in certain ways. But you don’t have to. Instead of hitting your head against the wall as you try and tackle that one task that always drives you nuts, make a change. If you hate making Christmas dinner, especially because every year you have a different theme and this year is Italian, get caters in and for the best catering, party platters and banquets, look no further than Illiano’s for the best Italian food. If it is just getting your Christmas cards done, why not enlist the help of your entire family bu a) splitting the list or b) getting creative with a family photo.
2. Less Pressure, Please
Perfection is not real. It isn’t. It is subjective and, in terms of Christmas, also temporary. Instead, you should be happy with good enough. You don’t have to top last year’s efforts and you don’t need to go bigger than your next-door-neighbor. Just be happy with your efforts. Take your Christmas tree; it’s just an evergreen shrub, so there’s no need to have one flown in from the wilds of Quebec.
3. Take A Break From Tradition
We’ve touched on traditions once above, and we’re touching on them again. Why? Because if they are causing stress then give them a break. Let’s say you go and watch the Rockettes every Christmas (because it’s tradition), but your kids are kicking and screaming about it, then try something new. Traditions are only fun if you all find them fun. We all change, so adapt to any change instead of stressing yourself out.
4. Keep A Lemon With You
No matter what task you are taking on, make sure you have a lemon on you. This may sound mental and, no, it isn’t a metaphor for making lemonade, it’s because science proves lemony scents improve our mood. So, when you feel yourself getting stressed, either sniff a lemon or pop into a department store and ask to try their most lemony fragrance.
5. Stay True Daily
We all have daily rituals we cling onto for dear life as a way of relaxing and unwinding. It could be reading for half an hour before bed, or curling up on a chair and plugging into Spotify for an hour or any number of things. Whatever it is, don’t give it up just because it is Christmas. These everyday rituals of ours help centre us and keep us calm, so keep them up.
Our favorite sun-loving snowman offers so many entertaining party ideas.
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Since the movie came out, Frozen-inspired parties have been all the rage. Typically they are focused on Elsa and Anna, but but our favorite snowman inspires so many fun-filled party ideas, it’ll be easy to get caught-up in the festivities. Olaf would encourage you to let it go, make it your own, and snowball the following ideas into your own memorable party. And, of course, Birthday Express has everything you need!
Invitations – Send out an invite to guests asking, “Would you like to build a snowman?” Then, on the inside, it could read, “Then come join the fun with Olaf and friends at _____’s birthday party! And be sure to bring warm hugs!” You could also make each invite in the shape of a snowflake or include a Felt Snowflake Sticker inside the invite.
Party Decor – With Olaf, you could throw a party with a winter decor or a summer decor since Olaf loves the sun! Definitely get the party started off right with the Disney Olaf Value Party Pack as it contains everything one needs for a party, including plates, cups, napkins, utensils – even balloons and thank- you notes! You could create a “pin the nose on Olaf” game, a “build your own snowman” table with rice crispy treats, and elevate the laughter with an Olaf 3D Pull-String Pinata. Decor can range from blue and white (e.g. lights, streamers, balloons, and snowflakes) to sun, surf, and sand decorations. Be sure to add the Olaf Balloon Bouquet – it’ll definitely give your party a lift.
Food & Drink – Bring together marshmallows, pretzel sticks, black licorice, and baby carrots and you’ve got yourself edible snowmen (no offense to Olaf, of course). Consider making “melted Olaf’s” with greek vanilla yogurt or vanilla pudding cups. You could make blue jello “ice block” jigglers, snowflake cookies, and blue icing-dipped pretzel sticks. For dessert you could have hot chocolate and s’mores, or get an Olaf-themed birthday cake!
Whatever you include in your party, the one thing that Olaf would insist on is that you make it happy and fun – with lots of warm hugs. Shop Disney’s Frozen Olaf Party Supplies now!