The holiday season is in full swing, so getting prepared it an understatement. There are so many details to remember and not enough time. Plus, the stress involved with the holiday season can have anyone running to the hills. Atlas, event planner and San Francisco native Kimberly Bakker knows a thing or two about throwing a party, and not stressing out in the meanwhile.
Here are some easy, but great tips on how to make throwing a party simple.
This first one may be a no-brainer, but is very often overlooked. Make a list. In fact, you can make many lists to create a successful party. This helps any party thrower stay organized, stress-free, and will help you remember little things to do that you may otherwise forget. Once you write a list, also create a budget. You don’t have to spend a fortune to throw an unforgettable event.
Since the holiday season is already a very pricey time, don’t go broke throwing a party. You can save by making your own decorations, creating an affordable menu, and checking sales for anything party related. You can also save yourself some time and energy by cooking the party food as much as you can beforehand.
According to Kimberly Bakker, a good host is not slaving away in the kitchen the whole time. If you spent a lot of time, effort, and money on this event, you have to simple enjoy it. This includes not being a bartender the whole time. Just set out some simple drinks.
This next tip is simple, yet will set the mood for your event. The right lighting is key to make guests feel comfortable and at ease. If you have florescent lights on the ceiling, contrast that will softer lights. Christmas lights, candles, or a fireplace can certainly achieve that feeling.
Kimberly Bakker brings a unique skill set that includes experience in major event planning, public relations, business affairs, knowledge of the restaurant and entertainment industry, understanding the complexities of working with the San Francisco government, and personal connections to many of San Francisco’s most influential leaders in business and government.
Kimberly worked in event production for major high-tech firms for several years. In 2000, she founded her own events management firm, Kimberly Bakker Events, with clients such as Sutter Hill Ventures, and several brands in the LVMH group including; Dom Perignon, Louis Vuitton and Moet& Chandon. In 2003 her firm was contracted to work on San Francisco’s most notable sailing regatta to date; The Moet Cup. See This Page for additional information.
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