Party Hosting How To’s

Party Hosting How To’s2024-01-04T20:24:58-05:00

How To Choose The Perfect Party Venue

Now that you have chosen your theme and set your party date (and still have your sanity in tact!) it’s time to consider your party venue. This can be as simple as saying “My living room”, but may also, depending on your theme/occasion, may require a larger venue to hold [...]

Choosing The Theme of Your Party – The Art of Party Hosting

"While not every party is a theme party, ever party has a theme" - Leigh Clements, Shot In The Dark Mysteries Some people hear the words “theme” and “party” and immediately envision togas or ugly sweaters. And while these certainly are types of party themes, the truth is that every [...]

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Theme Party Ideas for 2024

We say it all the time here at SHOT - while not every party is a theme party, every party has a theme. While brainstorming a great theme for your party, remember to focus on the experience you're trying to create. The theme of your party is one of the [...]

How to Perfectly Time Your Party Menu

When it comes to hosting a party, the timing of your event can speak volumes about the kind of food you should serve. It’s not just about what’s on the menu; it’s also about when your guests will be enjoying it. Understanding this subtle communication can elevate your hosting game. [...]

How to Pull Together a Halloween Party in 24 Hours

This year, Halloween falls mid-week, which means that people are throwing parties both this weekend and next. This is great news for those of us who feel as though October can slip away, and suddenly you’re scrambling for a costume or wishing you had done SOMETHING fun! It’s not too [...]

7 Reasons To Throw A SHOT Murder Mystery Party This Halloween

Spooky Season is upon us! The time has come to unleash the skeleton memes and decorate your lawn! But once the porch is stunning and your eyes are burning, what’s left to do? Well, throw a Murder Mystery Party, of course! __________ Take Me To The Halloween Mysteries, [...]

How to LIGHT UP Your Party with Glowing Food

It seems we have done everything we can concerning serving food in interesting ways at parties. But today, we bring you a party hosting tip we guarantee you've never heard of. Glowing. Food. Blacklight, or ultraviolet (UV) light, has the unique ability to make certain substances fluoresce, meaning they glow [...]

Magical Lighting Ideas for an Unforgettable Celebration!

Are you ready to take your party hosting skills to the next level with a SIMPLE party hosting hack? This is one of my favourite ways to up the WOW factor at any party or event, and it’s so simple and easy, it won’t add much to your already-heaving [...]

Shake Up Your Party by Crafting Your Own Signature Drink!

Nothing says “Unforgettable Party” like your party’s very own signature drink. It’s something that people will remember for years, and creating it is actually much simpler than you might think! Here’s a step-by-step guide to creating your own signature cocktail for your summer party! 1. Start [...]

How To Set A Party Date Without Losing Your Sanity!

Oh hey there, people-pleasing host! Here's a hack to set a party date, lock in your favourite guests every time and save your sanity! While we, as hosts, want the maximum number of people on our dream guest list to be able to come to our parties, I often [...]

6 Rapid-Fire Reminders For Entertaining Outdoors!

Summer is coming to an end (sob) but there’s still time left to create one more memory with your people, and bring your friends and family together for a party no one will ever forget! At SHOT, we are all about creating memories that people will look back with a [...]


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