Host Your Next Party (and Skip the Prep) With These Food, Cocktail, and Decor Delivery Services
Back in the day, I prepped for parties by spending hours and hours making 12 different dishes from scratch, and designing an artful tablescape and a handmade favor for each guest. But now, I just want to look like I spent hours on party planning—even though I really just pointed and clicked for about 20 minutes to put the whole thing together.
If you want the secret to planning a perfect party fast, these food and decor delivery services are about to become your new best friends.
Order up a tablescape
Mismatched plates and dishes can be an aesthetic choice—or can just make your party feel a little haphazard. If you don't have a full china set for 12 sitting in your cabinet (or the one you have feels a little too formal for your party plan), opt to order some dinnerware instead. The bonus: You don't even have to do the dishes—you can simply wipe them down and let the rental place handle the deep clean.
Decide on a party menu
Obviously, you could always order takeout (usually online) from nearby restaurants through sites like DoorDash, UberEats, or the restaurant's own site. But with a few clicks, you can order something wow-worthy from places farther afield.
Don't forget dessert
You can always order decadent treats from Goldbelly or Williams-Sonoma—but there are plenty of other cool places to order sweets for your guests.
Pick a signature cocktail
Don't have time to make your own flavored simple syrups—or hire a mixologist—but still want the wow-worthy signature cocktail? Cocktail kits can give you everything you need—including the pretty garnishes.
Choose a cool centerpiece
If you want to really go all out, a wild floral arrangement will finish off your look—but make it even easier on yourself by choosing a florist that sends the arrangements ready to go.
Add in a favor
Favors are totally unnecessary—but hey, why not send your favorite people home with a little gift? You can add it to the tablescape for a little something extra, or set up a bar at the end of the night for people to bring home a little something.