An inspiration board is an excellent tool when planning a party. In a nutshell, it's a collage of ideas to help you pull your party theme together. You can add a color palette, decorations, food and printables to give you a visual of what your party will look like. Polyvore
is a great site that allows you to input most everthing you can dream of and save, or post it online. The most popular site right now is Pinterest
. Once you get to Pinterst be prepared to be blown away by all the creativity that's there. Also, be prepared to spend lots of time there, it's very addicting.
If you have pictures saved on your hard drive you can go to photoshop
to create an inspiration board. I know at first blush it sounds like a bunch of technical mumbo-jumbo, and lots of time. However, it's fun and helps big time when planning any type of event.