Sean “P. Diddy” Combs spoke to a British news agency recently and revealed some of his personal tips to throwing the perfect party. Being that the 4th of July is coming up soon, you have plenty of time to take notes and utilize some of his processes to make sure your event is P. Diddy hot! Since “Personal Grooming” is one of Diddy’s top tips, you men out there may want to take special note at how a REAL man gets red carpet fresh by waxing his privates. 😕
You too can be a party master like Diddy! Just follow these steps:
1. BE PREPARED
Diddy says that top five ingredients for the perfect party are the people, the music, the amenities, the food and drink, and the lighting. It sounds easy enough, but it really isn’t.
“You need to keep playing around with those elements to get them just right. For a great vibe you need to pay attention to every detail. You can’t put a price on a good party, but it costs a lot to throw a great one, which is why I often have mine paid for by sponsors.”
It’s always important to have the right mix of people at any event. You can’t have all hootchies are all corporate people in one spot. That’s boring! Mix it up and watch the fireworks begin. 😉
“I’ve thrown parties where there has been everyone from presidents to Michael Jackson to David Beckham to my relatives – even people from my ‘hood. It’s important to invite a good range of people with varied interests – good conversationalists and dancers especially – and then just mix them up.”
3. PAY ATTENTION TO DETAILS
Diddy says that no details must be overlooked – and that includes the invitations. Diddy’s parties are known for unusual and inventive invitations, he’s done video invitations, musical messages, and has even sent out invites that have been drawn in glass and etched in black marble.
“I threw my first party when I was 18, and back then when I was organizing huge parties I’d send out around 3,000 flyers. Nowadays I think my best parties are the ones that are small and intimate, and if there are only about 20 people then it’s easier to focus on producing a really great and unusual invitation.”
4. BE SURE YOU’RE WELL-GROOMED
I thought it was a given..but maybe some people need a reminder to groom themselves…so Diddy reveals what he does prior throwing his huge bashes:
“While I’m getting ready I like to relax with a drink – vodka and lemonade – and listen to my music, usually some James Brown.
Then I’ll have a manicure and pedicure – and yes, I wax as well. Grooming’s very important and men owe it to women to make sure they’re well groomed.
I wax my privates. I’ll also wear my fragrance, Unforgivable Black. You can tell a lot by a man’s fragrance, and either you have good taste or you can smell like your grandfather. In everything I do, I visualise myself either putting clothes on or taking them off. “
5. SEND THEM HOME SMILING
Diddy likes to make all his guests happy and has been known to send them away goodie bags filled with jewelry and/or diamond watches.
“One of the best parties I ever threw started out with 20 people and ended up with me and a lady, dancing to James Brown as we watched our shadows flickering against the wall. Your readers’ mouths would drop to the floor if they knew who. But that’s why I throw the best parties.”
So…James Brown, waxing and jewelry are all you need to make your summer barbeque a success. I suggest you get right on that and I’ll be looking for my video taped invitation this week. Of course this is just a summary of Diddy’s tips. Click here for more…