When it comes to throwing the best events, celebrity party planner Debi Lilly, is our go-to girl. With Val's recent engagement, we decided to call on Debi to throw her the perfect engagement party. Debi gave us some great tips and also gave one lucky audience member a big surprise!
Debi says her secret to a perfect party is simple: "It's all about personalization!" She suggest you ask yourself the following questions before you start planning a party:
1. What is your style as a couple? (modern, traditional, etc.)
2. What are each of your personal hobbies/passions?
3. What are your favorite color palettes?
4. Do you have a season or theme in mind for the wedding? (vintage, rustic, garden party?)
5. Favorite food or drinks?
Debi says "Smilebooth" is the new guest book for weddings and parties. Your guests will have a blast taking funny photos with props, while the bride and groom get to take home a book filled with photos of all their guests. This can double as a party favor for your guests -- mount photos onto cardstock "frames". For more info on Smilebooth, check out: www.smilebooth.com.
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