The Party Shop!

We can’t believe that Summer is already here. Now that our world is opening back up, we can’t wait to welcome people back in and start entertaining again! We’re thrilled to debut The Party Shop just in time for you to host the perfect soiree this season. To guide your party planning and shopping, here are my top tips for throwing a party for kids and adults alike to enjoy.

Pick a theme to guide your party!

Whether you’re throwing a children’s birthday party or an adult celebration that your friends can bring their kids along for, picking an authentic and approachable theme is key. Organize your party around a central idea and color palette that feels thoughtful. This will help all the sweet little details like food, beverages and activities fall into place.

Keep it simple and thoughtful

When it comes to event decor, our HTH team always finds that simple, elegant details can go a long way. Less is more when you set your table with thoughtfully created items like our home linens in classic patterns, candles from The Floral Society and beautiful glassware for cocktails. Some colorful cups for the kids and fun Meri Meri accessories make perfect finishing touches!

Choose classic drinks and dishes

For food & beverage, cater to adults as well as kids. Pick seasonal favorites that all your guests will enjoy like sliders, cornbread, summer salads, an array of fruit and an elevated macaroni and cheese style pasta dish. And don’t forget to add a festive cocktail for your adult guests to sip on and relax while the kids enjoy juice or lemonade.

Hire a great photographer

One of the most special ways to remember your beautiful event is by capturing photos that you’ll cherish forever. So if there’s one thing I like to splurge on for a party, it’s a great photographer.  Then you won’t have to worry about capturing every heartwarming moment yourself, you can just kick back and enjoy the fun.

Celebrate in the early evening!

Our favorite time to throw a party that suits both your kiddos and adult friends is between three and five in the afternoon. So set a date, dress your table, and get ready to have a beautiful evening together. And don’t forget to make your party pop with some Meri Meri goodies and HTH home linens. Happy hosting!