8 Entertaining Trends To Embrace In 2017

We're officially 10 days into the new year, and with the holiday season far behind in the rearview mirror, that means it's time to start planning your first parties of 2017. If you don't want your events to be so 2016, you need to know what party planning trends you should embrace in the next 12 months.

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As with last year, integrating technology into your party planning will be key. Even if you're constantly traveling, you can plan that baby shower on the go.

Also, expect to see a rise in parties that are centered around (or include) alternative activities. Photo booths, of course, will be necessary for even the smallest gathering, but everything from DIY food bars to a large selection of board games can be expected to be seen at many events.

There's also going to be a return to entertaining classics, from old-school cocktails to making the entire menu from scratch yourself. Personalizing your party means having your hands involved in every part of the process, including the kitchen.

What else can you expect for the new year's new batch of parties? Find out with these rising entertaining trends.