Gather your pals to celebrate your newfound independence a.k.a your own place!
Decide on a theme. Try an afternoon dessert-and-drinks (or tea!) party— elegant yet easy! Dress up storebought cupcakes with colorful cupcake liners from any baking supply store. Designate a dessert table, but let guests sit anywhere for a relaxed vibe. Extend the venue to your balcony if your place has one. Decorate your digs. To achieve this Kate Spade-inspired look:
Make a statement using a bold pattern in black and white. Accent with a bright color. Use a clean, white base. Create different levels for the food you are serving. In lieu of cake stands, turn over bowls and put plates on top.
Bling it up with pops of gold. Invite guests. Create a Facebook event and add friends and family. Hand out invites to neighbors as well, especially if they welcomed you to the ‘hood and helped you haul boxes into your new space. Welcome gifts! Say they're optional, but if they insist... you'll have something to remember them by long after the party is over. Create a list of practical, affordable suggestions: a kitchen towel, a plate or bowl, a glass or teacup, a cooking implement, utensils, or a throw pillow. Don't forget the party favors! Your guests' takeaway from your party? More than inspiring them to be independent like you, give each one an inexpensive mason jar and let them raid your spread of sweets to their hearts'desire. Cosmopolitan