Normally when hosting a party, it goes against my principles to buy special decorations. Not only is there the financial angle, but it’s more fun to be creative with things already owned and to resist the urge to acquire new clutter.
This weekend, however, we are hosting our neighborhood’s winter holiday party – hopefully for the last time, since 3 years in a row seems plenty to me . And because I’m busily getting the word out about my business offerings, I confess, I want our home – and the way a Professional Organizer lives – to look particularly appealing to all my guests, who are surely going to be falling over themselves to hire me!
So, I admit, I fell for the gorgeous images here:
…and decided that a peacock theme meets my requirements for being festive but not too in-your-face Christmassy. Even better, I can drag out some of my regular bits and pieces and hopefully make a display that looks far more expensive than it actually is. But I did treat myself to some (not all) of these:
I should mention, since we are providing the venue, the rest of our neighbors are bringing almost all the food and drink. That’s the only way I could contemplate putting quite so much thought into the decor. You might recall, my usual entertaining style is to cheat, by doing the bare minimum that makes the house look OK and still leaves me some energy to enjoy myself.
What’s your view on themed parties? Are they far too “Martha” for you, or a great way to show your guests you care?