I went to (and threw) a lot of great parties in 2010. Taking the best parts from each of my favorite events, I present to you my formula for throwing a party of epic proportions in 2011!
There shall be dancing!
Case Study: SPARKcon flash mob dance: Raleigh, NC
If you look closely, you can see my head bopping to and fro. Participating in a flash mob dance was something I got to check off my bucket list this year!
Music to my ears.
Case Study: Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival, Manchester, TN
Just pretend like you’re hearing music right now. Bonnaroo was the BIGGEST and BEST party of 2010 because there was literally music playing somewhere 24/7 for 4 days straight.
Case Study: Revolution Raleigh Glow Party: Raleigh, NC & WKNC Afterhours’ dance party (Beach Style): Raleigh, NC
Location, Location, Location.
Case Study: Bourbon Beach Club Reggae Beach Party: Negril, Jamaica
Case Study: PechaKucha Night at ideaSPARK after-party: Raleigh, NC & Brazen Careerist’s Network Roulette launch party: Washington, DC
Holiday parties galore. They will probably all include: music, dancing, costumes (hey — Christmas dresses count!), people I definitely want to see, but all in not-so-exotic locations.
In 2011, though, expect a lot more parties. This was the year that I found I’m totally passionately in love with planning events of all kinds (except birthday parties, weddings, and funerals) so it’s going to happen. I’m really *most* excited about all the SXSW Interactive parties more than anything, however :)
In participation with #reverb10.