Dec 28 2013, 3:57am CST | by Sumayah Aamir
All sorts of parties and soirees have been thrown in honor of her friends and family. Melissa Smrekar has never given up an opportunity to socialize by inviting her near and dear ones. Her birthday comes on a holiday. So her mother never stopped reminding her that she was a born party girl. Whether the occasion is the Super Bowl season, the Oscar Awards ceremony or Spring Cleaning, she has a happening event for every shift of date and time.
Smrekar, who is 27 years of age, pre-plans every party and notes down the guests name in a diary. She makes a list of invitees too. She is also a stickler for discipline. While a little fun here and there is okay, no rowdiness or rough and tumble affairs are allowed.
This is one fabulous, fearless and fun woman who doesn’t need a reason to celebrate the joys of life. After all, life is about people and not products. And with New Year’s Eve arriving soon on the horizon, we asked her for some quick tips on the art of the party.
Smrekar says that the first step is to choose a color or two that will be the main theme of the event. Then there are other accessories such as ribbons, tassels and curtains. You have to get all the people you want who could lend you a hand in the pre-party work. The personalization ought to be such that it comes from the heart. Instead of faux stuff use real objects such as silver utensils and bone china crockery. A wild and wooly idea may spice up the event.
And finally, remember that God is in the details. You have to look to the fine print for the fully functional effect. Smrekar says that ultimately you have to take care of last minute duties on your own. And you also have to pick your guests carefully. After all, they are the ones who make it a worthwhile party in the first place.
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