Lauren Conrad's Key Ingredients for Party Perfection
April 5, 2016
CocktailsParty DecorParty
Lauren Conrad is not only a tastemaker in the fashion realm but she knows her way around entertaining like a pro. So much so that her new book, Celebrate has us all clambering for tips and tricks. The answer is simple really and it's as easy as drinks, decor and music. Find our favorite party essentials below and for more fete inspiration, click here.
 

Great Drinks



This one needs no explanation. Check out six drinks on our current party sips list. And even more tried and trues right here!

 

Pretty Decor



From Lauren... Décor is important. It’s nice to set the scene and separates it from every other day of living.

 

Music



From Lauren... Music is something you don’t notice unless it’s not there. When it’s there, it sets the mood.

1. Baublebar Brilliant Sound Speaker | 2. Beats Pill Speaker | 3. Crosley Cruiser Portable Turntable



Now that you have the recipe for party success, make sure your entertaining arsenal is stocked up and ready for all those pretty bashes you'll be throwing...

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