Thinking about throwing a holiday party, but are worried about it being blah? I got together with an old friend in 2007 and put together this simple primer, which we've been updating and collecting comments on ever since. Are you hosting one this season and need last minute pointers? Here's Party Architecture to the rescue...
Here are the four PILLARS of good Party Architecture: Density, Structure, Lighting & Flow. Personally, I think that the guest list is the most important element of a good party, BUT after that, if you have nothing else, go for good drinks and great lighting. Everything else will fall into place.
(Images: 1. Erin & Danny Living Together in Only 500 Square Feet House Tour, 2 & 5. Cheyenne Weaver's Gilded Simplicity, 3. Shutterstock, 4. Shutterstock)
Originally published 12.15.10 - JL