The golden rules for throwing the ultimate party à la Taylor Swift

For the ultimate party follow Taylor's lead

Taylor Swift
Taylor Swift
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For the ultimate party follow Taylor's lead

Taylor Swift threw the ultimate fourth of July party over the weekend and put all our party endeavours to shame, so it you’re planning a party soon and want to take it to the next level, take heed.

Apart from plying your guests with the obligatory drinks and food (may we suggest this totally delish Halloumi salad) you need to make sure all bases are covered. So without further ado, here's how to follow in Taylor’s footsteps and elevate your party throwing status.

The Party Accessory

Whether it’s a flamingo cup to hold your tipple of choice (like this one from ASOS), a bobbing mythical unicorn or a larger than life oversized pineapple, meet the summer-party accessory du jour, the pool inflatable. Instagram fodder that adds serious fun points to any occasion, we think you'll agree.

Get A Dress Code

What else would you wear for a 4thof July party than a star spangled onesie?

The party planning takeaway here though? Pick a costume theme and run with it.

The Venue

Whilst Taylor’s beachside home in Westerly Rhode Island was the perfect backdrop for the low-key starry affair last weekend, any old garden / patio / living room will do.

The Squad

With a guest list that reads much like a big red carpet event and includes everyone from Karlie Kloss to Ruby Rose and even a pregnant Blake Lively (a who's who of Hollywood, if you will) there's no competition here. You'’ll need all your besties for this one.

Spirited posing for group photos wouldn’t go a miss either.

Sunil Makan

Sunil Makan is the Editor of British Marie Claire. With over 15 years of publishing experience, working on print publications and their digital counterparts, national newspapers and digital pure plays he is an Editor, Strategist, Content Producer, Creative Director and Brand Consultant.

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