It’s unavoidable. At some point in your life, you’re likely going to have to throw a party. Maybe you have to plan a party for your child’s birthday. Maybe your best friend is getting married or having a baby. Perhaps you’re even hosting Christmas!
Whatever the occasion, if you’ve hosted before, you know it’s not easy. The food alone is enough to cause stress, but add in decorations, table settings and the like and you’ve got your work cut out for you. Take it from me, it’s far too easy to spend hours at a party store, trying to coordinate plate colors with tablecloths and find decorations that go with them.
So we’re into the concept behind Coterie, a site on which you can find pretty much all you need for your party, all wrapped up in a single kit. We’re talking plates, cups, napkins, silverware and decorations — all coordinated to fit a theme.
Prices range from around $50–$70 for a 10-person party and up to $200 or more if you’ll be having 50 guests. You can choose to receive just the essentials or you can opt for a luxe version that includes even more decorations. You can also build your own set if you want something a bit different from what they’ve come up with. Shipping is free on orders of $45 or more.
Why buy your party essentials in a set? Not only will it cut back on your planning, but it will also cut out that trip to the party store.
Take a look at just some of the party kits they have available on their website right now:
Draper James x Coterie Tailgates and Touchdowns Set
Coterie partnered with Reese Witherspoon’s Draper James to create this tailgating set. For $35, you’ll get a set for 10 people that includes cups, napkins, cupcake toppers and a balloon banner.
Together Forever Bridal Bash Set
This Together Forever Bridal Bash set ranges in price from $54 for an essentials 10-person set to $289 for a luxe 50-person set. The luxe set includes both small and large plates, cups, napkins, cutlery, a banner, cupcake toppers, confetti, paper straws, balloons, photo booth props and even a floral crown for the bride-to-be!
Beach Vibes Set
This beach vibes set will have you feeling like it’s summer all year long! Prices range from $52–$268. A simple 10-person essentials kit includes small and large plates, cups, napkins, cutlery, balloons, cupcake toppers and confetti.
Coterie is, of course, not the only website that sells party decorations, though most are not sold in theme-specific packages. If you want to buy everything you need separately, Party City and Birthday in a Box both sell tons of decorations and supplies and have dozens of themes.
Would you try one of the party sets from Coterie the next time you host friends or family?