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Throwing a Party in Style

Party Themes You Should Try

Throwing a Party in StyleParties—whether you’re throwing them or just attending—are always fun. But you know what’s more fun than parties?

Theme parties

It can’t be recalled when people became so competitive in throwing parties that have specific themes. Who knew you can do that beyond Halloween, right? But the fact of the matter is, you can make a gathering even more special by sticking to a particular theme.

The only trick is to choose one that’s a hit for your guests.

If you want to throw one but not sure what, here are some ideas to help you out:

Say it with color

Everyone loves a colorful party—both figuratively and literally. You can decorate your party venue with rainbow colors. This is an easy party idea, since all you have to do is to buy different colored utensils, table cloths, and the like. It will be fun also if you buy color powder paint (you can get those online) for your games. Organize a color fight or wrestling for your guests. Just make sure you warn them beforehand though! You don’t want people to be mad at you for staining their clothes!

Sing, sing

Feel the need to burst into a song? Why not organize a karaoke party? Nothing beats singing your heart out to have a fun night out. Pick a decade and have your guests come in their best impressions of the decade’s singers. Then set up a karaoke booth where your guests could sing the night away.

Be bookish

Ah, literary nerds unite! Having a bookish party is slowly becoming popular—especially in weddings. If you’re not getting married anytime soon, why not organize your theme party with your book club? Unleash your inner geek side and go all out! Don’t be afraid to declare your love for all things Austen or for everything Harry Potter. If this is your chosen theme, the only rule you have to remember is to keep it nerdy and geeky. Your fellow bookworms will appreciate it.

There are a lot of themes you could choose from, just make sure you select the one that’s perfect for your and your guests’ personalities. That way, you will all enjoy the party.

 

Dining Room

Simple Ideas to Turn Your Dining Room into a Haven

Dining RoomWhether it is a party or just a meal with the family, the dining room is a place where people gather to enjoy good food in the company of each other. Make get-togethers more fun with these simple dining room furnishing and design ideas.

Add a pop of colour.

Dispel the grey in your dining area by adding a pop of colour in the scheme. Accents in citrusy colours like yellow or orange can brighten up the room. This is a particularly good colour choice if the room does not have any window or receive very little natural lighting. Inject the colour in the seat covers or simply repaint the legs of your chairs or tables.

Give a classic style a breath of the modern.

Love the classic style with its ornate designs? Give your space a fresh and modern twist by using antique pieces and keeping a neutral colour scheme. Luxury furnishings provider Rusdens Ltd suggests whites, creams and pastels will keep your dining room from being too intimidating.

Keep the design clean.

Prints and textures can make a room look cluttered, but if you use a single colour on your wall, you can keep it from looking chaotic. White is always a safe choice, but you can also choose a hue from the print you plan to use. Stick to simpler shapes and lines with the other furnishings to make the print or texture stand out.

Focus on the lighting.

A great conversation starter is to hang a chandelier or any piece of fancy lighting right above your dining table. You can go for the classic chandelier styles or something with modern lines like Danish designer Poul Henningsen’s Artichoke pendant lamp.

With these simple ideas, you can create a dining area that would be perfect for any type of get-together and make meal times a special experience.

beach

Cool Under the Sun: Principles of Men’s Beach Style

beachMost men are very carefree when it comes to trips the beach. The majority of them do not pay much attention to what they will wear, and many just dump a shirt and shorts in their backpacks and they’re ready to go.

It’s a different story for fashion-forward men, though. For them, dressing up for the beach is just as important as putting a decent outfit together for a formal event or a romantic date. In fact, they apply these beach style principles (which you can follow too, if you want to permanently ditch the boring shirt-shorts combo):

Comfort before Style

Beach vacations are supposed to be all fun in the sun. And to do just that, you have to prioritize comfort before style. Keep your head protected from the sun’s heat. There are plenty of choices: snapbacks, baseball caps, straw hats, bucket hats, etc.

Be mindful of your face shape and size. The trick is to try as many styles as possible to know which fits best and looks good on you.

Perfect Fit

Shorts are a staple, but most men have no idea what defines a good pair. Experts from Captain’s Landing say that it is important to have the perfect fit — it should not be too baggy, and neither should it be too tight. Also, it has to end just above the knee.

Color Coordination

Beach shirts and shorts often come in bright colors. There’s no problem with bold prints, but if you pair pieces that have too many details, the outfit can be confusing — not to mention tiring for the eyes.

Color coordination is all about balance. If your top has a bright print, go for a neutral hue for the bottom and then vice-versa.

Appeal of Accessories

Accessorize basic beachwear with a pair of shades, a belt, and boat shoes or a reliable pair of flip flops. While accessories add appeal to the outfit, be careful not to overdo it.

The beach style mantra is still less is more. Keep the accessories at a minimum, and make sure that they match the rest of your outfit.

As you hit the beach this weekend, don’t just throw on a pair of shirt and shorts. Remember these style principles to keep your look cool under the heat of the sun.