It was our tenth wedding anniversary recently, and we wanted to celebrate the occasion with our friends and family. But neither my husband nor I were keen on having a big party at some fancy venue. So, we decided on having the party at home with just our close friends and family. Sounds simple enough, right? But organising a party can quickly turn into a nightmare if you don’t know how to go about it.
We had to decide on a colour theme for the party before we bought party decorations. After a lot of back and forth, my husband and I agreed that we’ll go for a nice purple and white colour theme. This meant that all the party decorations, from the streamers and flowers to the table cloth, should match our colour theme. It was easy enough to buy pretty much everything according to the colour scheme, except for one major thing: crockery. We didn’t own any purple and white crockery, and even if we did, we would have needed a lot more for all the guests. This led to me frantically searching for matching crockery and being astounded at how expensive they were. And it didn’t make sense to invest so much money on some crockery that we needed just for a day. After shooting down my husband’s suggestion of using disposable plates and cutlery (can you imagine!), I was at a loss as to what to do. And that’s when my friend mentioned hiring crockery. Of course, now why didn’t I think of that! It was the perfect solution for our predicament. Hiring fancy china for the party was just the way to go.
I contacted an event management company called Bespoke Event Hire who organised parties and events and had crockery and other catering equipment for hire. I was then given a list of all the crockery that they had in their collection, and man it was a big collection! There were so many options to choose from, from fine china to exquisite silverware to more modern and edgy crockery, there was something for everyone. Of course, since our colour theme for the party was purple and white I picked out ceramic plates and cups in white with delicate flower patterns in the borders. They were perfect and helped lift our home party from a simple affair to something a little more classy and elegant.
On the day of the party, the crockery arrived, sparkling clean and gorgeous. We set the table and took care of all the last-minute issues. The party was a huge success, and many of our guests commented on how great the party atmosphere was. You might think that plates and cutlery won’t make much of a difference, but trust me when I say that they matter. A lot. When we look back at all the photos that were taken at the party, I’m so glad that we went that extra mile and hired crockery for our special day. I can’t imagine looking at photos and seeing guests eating from generic, mismatched crockery. It just ruins the look and tampers with the party vibe.
Will I do it again? Absolutely! In fact, I’m already planning a big party for our twentieth anniversary. And you can bet that I’m going to hire crockery for that party too. It is the easiest way to spruce up your party and make it look like it was professionally organised. I would know because quite a few of my guests asked me who I’d hired for the party planning. Now if that’s not a compliment for my party-organizing skills, I don’t know what is.
If you’re planning a party or an event, big or small, I would suggest that you hire crockery and cutlery. You’ll have a myriad of things to oversee and worry about. Not having to fret over crockery will help you focus on other things. It is an affordable way to give your DIY party a fancy twist. Clean, quality crockery is a must for a classy party. After all, who wants to eat out of a chipped plate or dated china? The best part is the sheer variety of crockery that you can pick and choose from. No matter what your party style, there will be something to match it. Your guests will definitely notice and appreciate the effort that you put into making the party special. Now that you know the ultimate secret to throwing the party of the year, you can make sure that your next party is picture perfect!