Listen, we may think being a famous person on Instagram is easy but take it from us, we got a first hand experience into how it all comes together at an influencer party. And man, it's a lot of work.
What we think we know goes beyond just the surface. Making sure guests are happy, engaged, and satiated dives deeper than a dense social following. We got to shadow and get to know Praise Santos and Claire Xue as they threw a party for themselves and their influencer comrades.
So how does a party get thrown?
1. START WITH WHY?
Having a why will help set a foundation for the party. The theme will come into place and allow you to create an environment not only pretty and fun; but meaningful and impactful for your guests! Give a reason for your guests to come and socialize.
2. LEAD WITH LIGHT
Even though as iPhone photographers, we use heavy white balance, being mindful of how light affects mood is K E Y. Simply testing the environment on your phone camera is a handy trick.
3. ENGAGE THE SENSES
The more you can immerse your guests, the more you can leave an impact. Brainstorm ways can you engage the senses to give your guests an experience to remember.
Sight: Having installations or decorations relating to the why is what makes your party visually enjoyable.
Sound: Have good music.
Touch: Providing a game or activity to get your guests involved while taking photographs.
Taste: Oh please… don’t forget the snacks, appetizers, and drinks.
// For an example of an Instagrammable party, visit the link here. Thank you to Praise Santos and Claire Xue for giving us the insider secrets. Photography by Krysta Sinclair and Carly Mask.