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Tips for a Quick Party Clean Up December 4, 2018

We love everything about events – the food, the décor, the fun. But even we don’t love the clean-up at the end of the night. We don’t want the thought of post-party mess to get in the way of hosting a fabulous party, so here are a few tips for making your party clean-up a breeze!

 

Trashcans

 

You may be inclined to hide your trashcans, but having a few visible will help guests do their share of the work by throwing away used plates and napkins. These trashcans are functional and would fit perfectly into any party décor.
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Clockwise: Great new use for decals, Countertop trashcan, Festive liners 

 

Disposables

 

Disposable plates, cups, napkins and silverware have come a long way – you can buy them in almost any color, including silver, wood and patterned. You can even buy serving size bowls, dishes and platters that can be thrown away or given to guests with their leftovers.
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Clockwise: Zebra print plates, Plastic serving platter, Party supplies in assorted colors (www.poshpartysupplies.com)

 

If you prefer real dishes, consider renting them from a local party rental supply company. If you are serving wine, renting wine glasses not only prevents you from having to wash yours halfway through the party if you need more, but it saves you cleanup time the next day. We often look to All Occasions Party Rentals for rental items.

 

Send Leftovers Home

 

Speaking of leftovers, if you anticipate having a lot of leftover food, have to-go boxes ready ahead of time for guests to take leftovers home. This will save you from having to put all the food away that night and will give your guests another chance to remember what a great party it was the next day!
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Left to right: Printed labels, Colorful take out boxes 

 

Have Your Pet Sleepover at a Friend’s

 

If you have a dog, you may be tempted to keep him out of guests’ way upstairs or in another room. Why not save yourself the trouble and give your furry friend a little vacation by having him sleepover at a friend’s house? You pup will feel pampered and you won’t have to worry about him during the party or afterwards, when you’re ready to crash.
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Stash Stain Remover

 

In order to stay on top of any stains when they happen, stash stain remover somewhere easy to access so you can quickly spray it on a stain and then resume the party, without missing a beat.
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Start With a Clean House

 

And last, but not least, start with a clean house or space. It will make the after-party clean up that much easier!

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Sparkle Your Way into 2014 – New Year’s Eve Party Ideas December 27, 2013

We have collected some of our favorite New Year’s Eve Party Ideas on our Pinterest Page. These include appetizer ideas, cocktail ideas, party decorations and centerpieces, color and theme ideas, printable invitations and labels, and much more!

 
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Visit the Hello Productions Pinterest page at www.pinterest.com/hellofavorites and get inspired! Whether you’ve been planning your New Year’s Eve party for months or are still on the fence as to whether you should throw something together, these ideas are for you!

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Ring in 2013 in Pittsburgh – New Year’s Eve Ideas December 23, 2012

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After all of the holiday hustle and bustle, it may be a good idea to start thinking about letting your hair down and going out for a night to relax with family and friends. Well, that night is nearly upon us – New Year’s Eve! first nightSo, we’ve searched out some great opportunities in Pittsburgh to make planning that special night easier for you that we hope you’ll check out this year …

 

First Night Pittsburgh 2013: From crafts to jazz, brass to salsa and everything in between (and of course, fireworks!) there’s something for everyone on the schedule for this year’s First Night celebration downtown, presented by Highmark. Check out the First Night Pittsburgh website for all the goings-on, whether just for you and your sweetie or for the whole family to enjoy.

 

Gateway Clipper Cruises: With three New Year’s cruises setting sail on the 31st, there’s surely something for everyone without all of the hassle of fighting traffic or looking for a place to sit at your crowded local watering hole. There is the NYE DJ Dance (21+), complete with hors d’oeuvres and a live DJ spinning tunes all night long. They’re also offering a NYE Dance-only cruise (21+) complete with hats and noisemakers for each guest and a complimentary champagne toast! And for those who’d like to have a great time out with the family, a NYE Dinner cruise will set sail which includes a full buffet dinner and live DJ, but returns by 8:00 p.m.

 

Phipps Family Celebration: Take in the beautiful scenery and enjoy a night at the Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens from 6-9:00 p.m. on the 31st. All activities will be free with paid admission, and you can ring in the New Year early with their 8:45 p.m. 2081644639countdown!

 

Olive or Twist Midnight Masquerade New Year’s Eve Party: Party all night at Olive or Twist’s 2nd Annual Midnight Masquerade NYE Party. Purchase tickets in advance and enjoy hors d’oeuvres, light fare, live DJ and an OPEN BAR! Costumes suggested but not required.

 

Planning a great party for New Year’s Eve and need a last-minute hand pulling it together? We can help! Contact Lindsey at lindseyb@helloproductions.com today!

 

Already have plans for New Year’s Eve in Pittsburgh? Share your ideas with us and our readers in the comments below!