Whether hosting a baby shower or a birthday party, those throwing a party in their own home should spend time on the decor to create a festive atmosphere. However, preparing your abode doesn't have to be too complicated.
For a cost-effective and beautiful tablescape, event planner David Stark recommends wrapping empty bottles with metallic tape and filling them with fresh flora.
"You won't need many [flowers] because the bottle openings are small," he told InStyle, adding that tea candles can create a warm and inviting glow.
Take advantage of space to add flair wherever possible. Stark suggests covering the refrigerator door in brightly colored post-it notes to create a bold pattern or fun design.
Party favors can be incorporated into the decor as well.
"I like to fill glass jars with a variety of candies and set them out in a table in my foyer along with metal scoops and tiny paper bags," Stark told the publication. "It's a nice way for people to take a little piece of the celebration home."