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STYLIST.COM – HOSTING DO’S & DONT’S FROM BRYAN RAFANELLI

Bryan Rafanelli, Huffington Post “Oasis” Designer, Reveals The Do’s And Don’ts Of Throwing A Great Party…

Since the Republican And Democratic National Conventions are essentially the two biggest parties to be thrown in America this year, we’ve been wondering all about hosting our own soirees (on a smaller scale, of course.) So, we asked event planner Bryan Rafanelli, who designed Chelsea Clinton’s wedding and HuffPost’s Oasis retreat at the National Conventions, to give us some hosting tips. Rafanelli gave us a list of do’s and don’ts for throwing a great party:

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TIP #1 of 10: Time Gives You Choices

DO begin the initial process at least four months in advance.

It’s never too early to start planning.

Planners, hotels, caterers, entertainers, and other vendors get booked quickly.

 

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STYLIST.COM – Huffington Post “Oasis” at the 2012 RNC & DNC

Bryan Rafanelli, Event Planner Behind Huffington Post “Oasis”at the 2012 Democratic and Republican National Conventions, Answers Our Questions…

How do you calm the (frayed) nerves of hundreds of delegates whose smartphones have practically become appendages? You start with a peaceful space. And that’s just what The Huffington Post will do with the Oasis, a wellness-focused destination at the 2012 Republican and Democratic National Conventions. The mini-retreat, which offers healthy snacks, spa sessions and yoga classes, offers a respite from the hustle and bustle. But what’s extra-special about the Oasis is the soothing design, created by event planner Bryan Rafanelli. We sat down with the designer (who designed Chelsea Clinton’s wedding) to find out exactly how to turn an intense environment into a true relaxing getaway. Be sure to click through the slideshow to see the before and after photos of the Oasis and scroll down to read our Q&A with Rafanelli.

Click the “HuffPostLive” photo below to watch Bryan’s interview with Arianna Huffington.

Click here: “StylistHome” to read all of Bryan’s tips.

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