Who would have thought last New Year’s Eve would have been different from this one? We all had to adjust to this year’s celebration. This New Year’s Eve, all restaurants and bars had to have a curfew. This year, all were ringing in the New Year while watching the ball drop right from their home with family and friends. Having a relaxing New Year’s wasn’t all that bad, as well as rushing to be somewhere at the stroke of midnight. However, there are things to do in order to celebrate that don’t involve going out. Hoping that next celebration is a better one, here are some things to keep in mind for the next New Year’s Eve.
This New Year’s is one that many of us will never forget. Taken a trip down memory lane of last New Year’s Eve, who would have thought that at the stroke of midnight our whole world was going to change. Although, this New Year’s looked different there were still a few fun things to have done.
How does a photoshoot sound to you and your friends? Well my friends and I ended up getting all dressed up, putting on our best outfits and made the most out of our NYE.
Personally, my favorite part of the night was getting ready and taking pictures. My roommates decorated a little section in our house, where we took the pictures. The decorations made all photos pop like a firework on the fourth of July. However, we did have some help from the amazing beam of light and what is a picture without good lighting. The ring light is perfect to use for any type of occasion and the photos come out looking stunning.
Even though my New Year’s Eve, as well as many did not go as planned there were still fun and creative things to do with friends. So, next time you and your friends have no plans, when in doubt have a photoshoot.
Now that New Year’s is over, does that mean everything will magical go back to normal? Well as much as I don’t like to be the bearer of bad news, it does not mean that they will, at least not right now. However, it is a new year to start fresh and being open to new possibilities. So, yeah maybe this New Year’s wasn’t what you expected but it’s okay. There were still good that came out of celebrating a new year with loved ones.
Today we want to share some really cool birthday party ideas inspired by celebrities. If you’re in charge of throwing a birthday bash, it’s time to get this party started! If the guest of honour loves all things celebrity or wants to be famous themselves, they’re sure to love these party ideas inspired by the stars.
The ideas below are great for adults, but you can also customize them for kids. From Diddy to Chrissy Teigen and Beyoncé, you can host an event that is inspired by the most famous people in the world!
Go for It like Diddy’s 50th Birthday
For adult parties, dress up in suits and fancy dresses to party like singer superstar Diddy (also known as Puffy and P. Diddy). If guests can’t afford the outfits, then let them know about rental wardrobe services where they can get the clothes for a short period for a reasonable fee.
The food choices at Diddy’s 50th featured a big variety, from high-end eats to apple pies and breakfast sandwiches from McDonald’s. Do the same thing for your event, creating a buffet table and lining it with bites from a favourite fast food chain, as well as pasta from a gourmet restaurant.
Always keep in mind any vegetarians on the guest list and have non-meat dishes available too. Serve healthier options, in general, for anyone not wanting to dig into the fast food. When party-goers’ stomachs are satisfied, it makes for a great day.
As for the cake, the one presented to Diddy simply said “Love” on it. Rather than putting your honouree’s name on it, try using the same technique with a single word in icing across the top. Perhaps the word is “Friendship” or the number of their new age, such as “50.”
Pajama Party like Cash Warren
Actress Jessica Alba threw a pajama party for her husband Cash Warren to kick off his 40th birthday, and it’s another fun idea to try the next time you take on the role of the host. Whether it’s for your spouse, another family member, or a friend, PJ parties are a hit because the outfits are comfortable and fun.
You can be as adventurous as you want with what you wear. For example, John Legend and wife Chrissy Teagan wore matching fried chicken-inspired outfits. Maybe you’ll wear a onesie or a nightgown with a funny pattern. Make sure you clearly state the theme on the invitations, or you might be the only one wearing pajamas!
To get the same party as Cash Warren, have lots of games ready to play when guests arrive. His 40th bash included a “games night” theme, so it had Twister and peer pong. Or, rent arcade games, obstacle courses, and more from Jumper Bee, who offers setup and also catering services to make hosting an event easier than ever.
Make sure you have music on hand, whether it’s live musicians or music from your phone. Dance away the night in pajamas, enjoying being comfy, and you’re already conveniently in your bedtime outfit at the end of the night when it’s time to sleep.
Literary Theme like Kris Jenner’s Birthday Party
The Great Gatsby makes for an awesome theme party like Kris Jenner had when she turned 60, making it a Kardashian event that’s unlike any other. Or, choose another literary theme and request on the invitations that all guests dress in related costumes.
Other suggestions if you’re not into the book or movie Great Gatsby are Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, Harry Potter, and Lord of the Rings. If you decide on The Great Gatsby party inspired by the F. Scott Fitzgerald movie, then expect a sophisticated, old-fashioned bash.
Create a vintage atmosphere for the room you rent with geometric art deco, red carpets, low lights, and jazz music playing in the background. Encourage ladies to don the flapper look, with plenty of fringe on their dresses and headbands with feathers.
For men, pinstriped suits with vests are perfect. Just like the Kris Jenner ball, yours will be one that people remember for a long time to come. But, just to be sure everyone remembers, include a photo booth at the event; put props like candy cigarettes in it to get guests socializing and laughing as they step in front of the camera.
Soul Train Theme like Beyoncé had
If music is what’s most important to the birthday guy or gal, then a Soul Train-themed party is a great idea. Beyoncé did this one when she turned 35, and it was a star-studded event… all on a Monday night.
The celebratory night brought out Alicia Keys, Chance the Rapper, Serena Williams, her Destiny’s Child gals, and more. While you might not plan to have so many celebrities there, you can still follow the blueprint to make it one heck of a wild event!
While you might not get Swizz Beats to DJ the birthday, look around for a great deal on local entertainment, and ask the musicians to come in themed costume too. Alternatively, stream music from your phone with a wireless speaker to get the dance floor hopping.
And what better to hang from the ceiling, over the dance floor, than a huge mirror ball? It sparkles as much as the outfits of guests at this groovy Soul Train party.
If you have kids, you might keep the party going late like Beyoncé did after Blue went to bed. Wear a colorful jumpsuit like Beyoncé, who wore two different outfits during the event; it’s celebrity style with a throwback theme that’s one you’ll want to copy this year.
Comedy Club like Chrissy Teigen
Another idea is to take the birthday to a comedy club. It’s a good fit if the birthday gal or guy has been stressed lately and needs to unwind or if they’re known as being the jokester in the group.
John Legend threw his wife Chrissy Teigen a fun night out at New York’s Comedy Cellar to celebrate her turning 30 years old. During the night, Legend even took the mike on stage and sang “Happy Birthday” to her. So, make sure someone does so at your party!
As part of the celebrity evening, guests chose from a custom menu. While you might not be able to cater your own event, there is likely food served at the comedy club, and you could ask if the staff could bring out a cake to surprise the guest of honour.
Or, instead of a cake, what about serving up customized cupcakes? They could be topped with photos of the person who’s turning another year older or with things they love, such as cats, books, or wine.
Enjoy the stand-up, whether the performers include Dave Chapelle, who performed for Chrissy Teigen, or a local talent. Check out the acts beforehand to make sure they’ll bring in the laughs for the group.
Roller Skating Birthday like Jessica Biel
Want to take this party to a new level? Then take it to the roller rink.
Roller skating might seem old-school to some people, but it’s not if you’re Jessica Biel, who enjoyed it for her 35th birthday. Her husband, singer Justin Timberlake, planned a terrific event at a rink and even gave the shindig a name: Make America Skate Event.
Give your own event a name and add roller skates to the invites you send out by email or by mail. Then encourage the guest of honour to wear disco pants to be the star of the day, as he or she ought to be! If someone wants to look like Justin Timberlake, then wear a trucker hat as he did at the rink.
If you’re not into the 1970’s theme that Jessica Biel had, another option is to make it a 1990’s skating party. It could be a grunge look that everyone wears or a hip hop theme for clothes instead.
If you can’t book the entire rink then try to choose a time when it’s less busy there and let the building know before you get there, so they make sure there’s space for your group. As an extra fun idea, create favors for guests, including neon shoelaces in the bags so they can light up the rink as they skate and then wear them on their shoes after they leave.
Plan for the Birthday Party in Advance
One of the toughest decisions that you’ll have to make as the host is determining what theme to go with from the celebrity list. While you might not have the same budget as the stars mentioned above, hosting an event can be reasonable when you get quotes from different venues and book far in advance.
After deciding on the theme and the location, the next step is creating the guest list. Send out the invites once you know the time of day.
While throwing an event can be stressful, remember to have fun on the day as you don’t want to stress out the birthday star. The day will fly by, and you don’t want to miss enjoying it after all the hard work put into the planning process.
Holidays are a great way to show off your creative side. We have it all, from beauty, to fashion, to food and entertainment, and with the beautiful weather upon us, it has our artistic energies flowing. So we’ve put together 4 of our favorite things for the 4th of July, and we’re ecstatic to share them with you. And if you have any creative ideas you’d like to share, feel free to share all the ways your expressing your patriotic pride. We would love to know!
Red, White & Beauty:
There’s never a need to fret anymore, as our bauty gurus and YouTube fanatics have it all figured out for you. Check out Amanda’s Steele “4th of July Makeup || Cute & Easy Glitter Look” for a sweet, alternative take for this American holiday.
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We thought we’d never be able to see those gorgeous blue hues soon enough. Toss that go-to-bikini aside, and check out our girl Monica Wise’s L*Space Collection for some of the hottest looks this season. And, for those headed to a party and not sure what to wear, look no further than our fashion department for some serious style, like our recent “5 Patriotic Fashion Pieces and How to Style Them.”
Photo Courtesy of Food Blogger Amber Brady from Dessert Now, Dinner Later
Desserts & Decorations:
Who doesn’t love baked goods with bright, spirited, and fun decorations? Bake your favorite dessert and use sites like Dessert Now, Dinner to create delicious and aesthetically beautiful desserts like these cheesecake stuffed strawberries to help inspire your own artistic flair.
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We understand if you’ve been needing a ladies night out, but it’s been hard getting the girls together with work and life in general. A great, inexpensive way to relax and catch up with all your gal pals: movies. We’ve selected a favorite of ours with leading role, Mel Gibson, and supporting performance from the late Heath Ledger in The Patriot. Perhaps it’s not your typical patriotic movie for the 4th, but we love any excuse to still watch the talented and beautiful Heath Ledger.