redneck party ideas
By an Award-Winning Professional Party Planner
Get ideas for redneck / white trash / hillbilly party invitations, party food, decoration, games, and party supplies
If this is the first page you've landed on, let me give you a quick introduction. I'm Matt James, a professional party planner, and the purpose of this site is to show you the most creative way you can use regular, shop-bought party supplies that can be found in most stores. Not everyone has the craft skills of Martha Stewart or the time to spend several days with a glue gun making things from scratch. It's fine to use shop-bought decoration and supplies—as long as you choose them carefully and know the best way to put them all together. So I'll share a few simple tips and trade secrets that anyone can use to add some creative touches to your party—whatever your budget.
Below are my redneck party ideas with tips and suggestions for redneck party invitations, redneck party food, decorations, and party games. I've also included some hillbilly party ideas, white trash party ideas, and trailer trash party ideas to broaden the theme a little.
Below are some suggestions for invitations to go with these redneck party ideas:
I think it’s important to create a big first impression, so I always try to incorporate some sort of object with the invitations—rather than just relying on a traditional printed card (see examples here). This is a little trick that’s often used by professional party planners to make invitations stand out. People just love to receive unusual invitations. It really captures their imagination and gets them excited about the party.
Here are some drinks suggestions to go with these redneck party ideas.
Always create a signature drink for your party—it’s one of the easiest things you can do to make your party unique. If your party has a theme, think about what flavors you can use in your signature drink that will convey it. Don’t forget about styling and presentation too. You could serve drinks in individual bottles or jars, add your own labels, use themed ice cubes, straws, drinks picks, or add a simple garnish. A sprig of berries or a single flower head on the rim of a glass can make a simple cocktail look really stylish.
Below are some food suggestions to go with my redneck party ideas. A lot of these white trash party foods are pretty disgusting junk foods and some of your guests may not actually want to eat them (think of them more as decorations that just happen to be edible!). So be sure to get the balance right between joke dishes and ones that people will actually eat.
As a professional party planner, I’m lucky enough to be able to collaborate with some amazing chefs to create menus for my events. As I’m no chef myself and cannot create dishesfrom scratch, I’ve searched the web for recipes that I think would work well for this party theme. All credit goes to the talented people that have created these recipes - so please click through to their site for full details, methods, and in some cases step-by-step tutorials.
Below are styling and decoration tips to create a themed buffet / dessert table to go with these redneck party ideas.
I always think it’s a good idea to concentrate the majority of your decoration around a buffet/dessert table. This will create a focal point in the room. decoration often have to compete with existing room decor so they can get a bit lost if spread too thinly. I think you’re far better off creating one really well themed feature wall that everyone’s eye will be drawn to. You can then use a few general decoration around the rest of the room to tie everything together.
Below are some food styling and presentation tips to go with these redneck party ideas.
Below are tips and recommendations for general decoration to go with these redneck party ideas:
Here are some hillbilly / trailer trash party games to go with these redneck party ideas:
Matt James is a professional event planner and owner of event agency Left Field Productions, which has produced events for Elton John, Sarah Jessica Parker, Kevin Spacey, Stella McCartney, David LaChapelle, John Waters, and Elvis Costello & Diana Krall. Since 2004, Left Field Productions has won 30 industry awards for excellence including Production Company of the Year.
redneck party ideas
by an award-winning professional party planner