The festive season is upon us and the clock is ticking if you are planning a party at home. Hosting a party does not have to be stressful if you are organised and plan ahead.
A hot tip when organising a party is... lists, lists, lists!
Not only do you need to sort your guest list, but you need to think about themes, drinks, playlists, menu and decorations. Then it is onto organising outdoor spaces. Serving in-season food. Checking dietary requirements. Styling tables, grazing boards and lighting up the night with fairy lights or festoon lighting.
Libraries have loads of party-themed resources including cookbooks, decoration making and food eMagazines. Make your lists and start ticking them off. Drop into your local Sunshine Coast Libraries location to find your party host inspiration or download one of our popular eBooks or audiobooks from the extensive eLibrary.
Libraries love these eBooks:
- Keeping House: Creating spaces for sanctuary and celebration by Emma Blomfield
- Ottolenghi Flavour by Yotam Ottolenghi and Ixta Belfrage
- Veg: Easy and delicious meals for everyone by Jamie Oliver
- Outdoor Ovens: If you can’t stand the heat, go al fresco by Josh Sutton.
To get started download the cloudLibrary and Libby apps. Select Sunshine Coast Libraries and enter your member number and passwords.
Download one of these eMagazines:
- Vogue Entertaining and Travel
- Better Homes and Gardens Australia
- The Australian Women’s Weekly Food
- Heart of Hospitality
Get started using free eMagazines online or download the Libby app. Select Sunshine Coast Libraries and enter your member number and password.
On the web
Check out more on the web:
- Check out the Sunshine Coast beaches and parks directory to discover beautiful party locations | Sunshine Coast Council
- 12 Secrets to Throwing an Unforgettable Summer Dinner Party | Better Homes and Gardens
- 8 tips for hosting the ultimate summer dinner party | Australian Country Magazine
- How to host a garden party like Justin Hemmes this spring | Delicious
- Budget-friendly New Year’s Eve party ideas | The Spruce.
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