The late American designer and socialite Lilly Pulitzer once said: “That’s what life is all about: Let’s have a party. Let’s have it tonight.” Big, extravagant parties are commonplace in the North Hollywood Arts District. Whereas the typical American will only consider celebrating special occasions such as weddings, anniversaries, and graduations, the residents of NoHo can turn just about any occasion into a prestigious celebration. The annual awards season that is already in full swing is just one of countless reasons to throw a party in 2019. Another perfectly acceptable excuse is, of course, to simply have a good time. While partying is more than likely second nature to any local, a few basic tips will make it even easier to plan and pull off an arresting event.
Decide on an awesome venue
Your chosen venue will have a huge impact on your party. There are a number of things that need to be taken into consideration when choosing a venue including the number of guests, the location, available parking, kitchen and bar facilities, layout, ambiance, and additional services offered. If you have a large home or apartment, it may be the obvious party venue choice, although many people prefer to have their parties at designated party venues even if they have ample space at home. Luckily you will be spoiled for choice when it comes to popular party venues for hire in NoHo. Apart from a range of superb restaurants you can also pick and choose from a range of industrial spaces, intimate warehouses, and even garden ranch houses all right in the heart of the NoHo Arts district.
Pick a fitting theme
The party scene in North Hollywood is known for its glitz and glamour, making it crucial to pick a killer theme for your own party. Not only will a trendy theme resonate well with your guests but it will also give your reputation as a party planner a considerable boost. Your chosen theme will dictate everything including your venue and décor, your food & drinks menu, and your music & entertainment. For a glamorous party pick an equally glamorous theme. Casino parties, complete with slot machines and poker tables are always popular as are themes that revolve around popular movies and TV shows (such as Game of Thrones & Mad Men), and the Hollywood of a bygone era. If you are looking to have a more casual party you can go wild and choose any theme ranging from a very artsy Boho-Chic Tea Party to a Throwback to College shindig with kegs, cheerleaders, and beer pong.
Make the food and drinks a priority
Food and drinks are a very important component to a party. Depending on the venue you picked for your party, you may choose to tackle the catering yourself, enlist the services of a local catering company such as A Wayfaring Chef or Truly Yours Catering, or let the venue take care of it. You would have chosen your specific party theme for a reason, so don’t be afraid to play off of it as far as your food and drinks and concerned. Instead of serving a heavy, sit-down meal you might want to consider a selection of light snacks that can be eaten while mingling with fellow guests. Ensure that there is a variety of both alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks available such as wine, spirits, fruit juice, and, of course, a selection of beers courtesy of local breweries such as the Henson Brewing Company and the Karl Strauss Brewing Company.
Life is too short to not let your hair down and have a party every now and then. Whether you plan your party yourself or get a team of professionals to take care of all the details for you, don’t forget that the most important reason for having a party is to have a good time with people you value.