Tired of loud and noisy parties? Here are a few suggestions on how to throw a simple and elegant party for a loved one…

  • Select the afternoons for the party – while the bright summer sunshine is full of life and great for outdoor parties, if you’re looking for elegance and simplicity, then the moonlight or the setting sun plays better to your advantage. The best part is, parties of the afternoon and the night need not be restricted to one season alone. Dinner parties are generally more in style for celebrating birthdays; but high tea birthday parties are fast coming into style too. If you’re not sure about organizing or catering to the tea party (suitable for a birthday), opt for using a afternoon tea catering Sydney to help you out. You can view this service here http://www.buffetexpress.com/high_tea.html
  • Have a small guest list – simplicity and elegance is very hard to achieve when you have a huge guest list. Try to cut down the guest numbers as much as you possibly can. Remember that since it’s their birthday, only those who matter to the birthday boy or girl need to be present. It also pays to remember that there’s a huge difference between exclusive and secretive; so make sure to handle cutting down your guest numbers well.
  • Select your dinnerware and flatware with care – more often than not, it’s the small things that add up to make a presentation perfect. Selecting the perfect flatware and dinnerware, for instance, is vital when trying to make an elegant presentation. If your dinnerware especially tends to be too fussy, then your entire presentation can take on a fussy appearance. If possible, opt for plain white dinnerware.
  • Make your food options elegant as well – let’s admit it, the party if any party and especially a birthday party is the food. Do you plan on serving a cake? If you are, then don’t think a small party and small cake means it’s not going to be elegant. All you have to do is be creative when designing it. As for the rest of the food you serve, from the finger foods to the main meals, the elegance of the food needs to be consistent. If you’re using a birthday party catering service make sure to inform them about your preferences.
  • Pay attention to your decorations as well – we are sure you know this already, but it still pays to remind you of it…just in case. You don’t need to hire professional decorators to make your party look elegant and cute and simple as well. All you need is your creativity. Everyday things like cloth, Christmas lights and tea candles can go a long way in creating elegant decorations with your party; with only a little help from your creativity…