Planning a party is all fun and games until it actually comes down to the nitty gritty details of event planning. It takes a certain type of person to pull off a completely flawless event/party. But if you know you’re not that type of person, this is where planning ahead is essential.
A good place to start is with a list of all the most essential tasks. Next, you’ll need to determine your guest list and create your invites. Check out the rest of this blog for a few helpful tips on how to stay organized and throw a stress-free celebration.
No one likes a last-minute party, least of all, the host. Leaving your party planning to the last minute is a recipe for disaster. If you’re keen on creating a seamless event, without tons of stress to detract from your enjoyment of the day, always plan ahead.
This looks like drawing up a list of all your essential tasks, which include: creating the guest list, sending out invites, planning your food, drinks, entertainment, party decor, and parking allocations.
Ideally, you should begin your party planning a few weeks in advance, especially if you plan on hiring a catering service, or outside entertainment. You could also take your planning to the next level by specifically considering your guests and what they’d prefer at the event with the use of this mystery wheel!
Not only will adding a theme to your party make it all the more fun, unique, and memorable, but it can also make your party planning a little bit easier.
In many ways, a theme can help you narrow down certain party planning choices you need to make, such as food choices, entertainment options, dress code, and more. Establishing a theme is a good way to iron out your party decor and determine what you need to buy to fit said theme.
If you know your guests aren’t too keen on a dress-up party, make sure to let them know that this is optional.
In today’s day and age, paper invitations are a pure waste of your time and hard-earned money. Don’t go to the effort of designing and printing out paper invitations, only for your guests to lose or damage them. Opt for a digital invitation instead.
There is a myriad of sites you can choose from today to create your digital invite, including Canva, Evite, and Paperlesspost.com. These sites also offer an RSVP function which makes it easy for your guests to access their invites and respond online. Plus, it’s an environmentally friendly option.
If there’s anything that your guests will remember about your party, it’s the food and drink. Your event catering has the ability to make or break your celebration and will leave a lasting impression on your guests.
That’s why it’s so important to allocate a good portion of your budget to food and drink (almost half of it) and ensure that you consider all dietary requirements, too.
There’s nothing worse than an event space that’s cramped and uncomfortable. Make sure the space you choose offers the square footage you need to accommodate all of your guests, comfortably. Always provide some form of seating (for those who don’t want to stand all day/night), and a designated place for eating.
If you’re going to provide music and alcohol, there better be a designated dance floor, too!
The truth is, planning a party shouldn’t be a super stressful task. It’s important to have fun with your event planning so that you can get just as excited for the upcoming celebration as your guests. And good planning is the key to a stress-free experience. If you’re looking for more party-planning tips, ideas, and inspiration, explore the rest of this site for more.