Entertaining | Expert Advise

Party Perfect: 25 Tips from the Pros

By Heather Weekley
Will Shilling

Want to host a party? Whether it’s for four or 40, we’ve got advice from Columbus event professionals to help you plan—and execute—a smashing at-home soiree.


1. Send an Evite for a casual event, but spring for paper invitations for a more formal affair. “It tells people it’s more than your normal, come-over-on-a-Friday party.”

- Sabrina Suri, Owner of Joie de Vivre Events

2. Send invites up to four weeks in advance. “Everyone is so busy these days, so it’s important to get it on the schedule.”

- Sabrina Suri