Make a Storyboard For Your Party

Apartment Therapy being a home design blog and all, many of us are accustomed to creating storyboards for the design of a room, an apartment, or an entire house. But the same approach could help in pulling your ideas together for a party:

  • Save up inspirational photos portraying the vibe and style you'd like your party to have. Include everything from types of lighting to menu items.
  • Collect material swatches, product cuts, samples, and colors.
  • Lay out a schematic of how the party will fit into the space.

I did something similar for my wedding reception and found it a great way to confirm my own ideas and communicate them to others who were helping in the preparations. No matter how large or small the guest list, big or nonexistent the budget, it can only help to organize your thoughts into one place to see how it all comes together in advance. Has anyone done this for a party before? How did it help in your party planning?

Image: Zinke Design

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Regina is an architect who lives with her husband and children in Lawrence, KS. As a LEED Accredited Professional and longtime contributor to Apartment Therapy and The Kitchn, her focus is on healthy, sustainable living through design.