Last year when we got tired of the cold, we decided to throw a Summer in February party. This year, there seemed to be a lot of cold and a lot of snow (again), but we didn’t want to do the exact same party as last year, so we came up with the theme of Red HOT!
The fun part about a theme like this, is that you can incorporate EVERYTHING into the theme. It’s so easy to find red clothing and red food, and we were even able to get some red gels to set the mood with lighting. Everyone was told to wear red, and to dress for the heat, because we cranked the heat in our apartment.
To start, you need a great invitation! We decided to use PaperlessPost.com, instead of just throwing something on Facebook.
One of the great things about using this website instead of Facebook is you get to be more creative with what the invitation looks like. There are a large number of free invitations you can use and send through email on the website, and you even have the option of having them printed (at a cost). Another thing I love about this website is the fact that people do not have the option of pressing “Maybe”. Are you coming, or are you not? The only two options in the RSVP are Yes or No. It’s so great!
Due to the abundance of snow outside, we decided to use it to help cool our drinks! Red drinks/drinks with red labels only
#RedHot selfie station! This was super easy to set up, I just used a bunch of pieces of red construction paper and a red blanket. It gives guests the opportunity to take their own pictures. BUT! Learn from my mistake! When you are putting a hashtag onto something, check out what else might be on that hashtag. I didn’t and the other things were not exactly what I would have picked haha
Gotta have the red balloons
Red food and drinks
And of course, if the heat gets to be too much, we had the window open in the bedroom so people could go cool off. I ended up spending more time in here than I thought I would. It was quite cold. Believe it or not, that is a blue piece of paper.. the red lights in the bathroom are making it look red, too
Of course, I didn’t take any pictures during the party (as usual) because I was too busy having fun! Hope everyone else had fun, too
We also had the music going all night! I picked songs, artists, and albums that featured either the word Red or the word Hot. If you’d like to check out the playlist, you can find it here on grooveshark!