So, you want to plan an awesome party. Good news! You don’t need to be a party planner to get it right. This guide is going to tell you what you need to know so you can throw the most talked about party in your area for the next decade. Seriously. Whether you’re throwing a birthday party for a friend or you’re celebrating something completely unique, these tips can work for you.
Create An Atmosphere For Your Party
The first thing you need to make sure you do is create an atmosphere for your party. The venue itself is important, but there are lots of things you can do to improve on it in the planning stages. You could host it in your own home, garden, or a club and it can still be an amazing shindig. All you have to do is make sure the rules of the venue suit the party you want to throw, and that your guests will all fit without causing a fire hazard. Make sure you’re original when decorating and think outside of the box. You could potentially go for a theme, although it’s not necessary. That being said, a theme can make things a little more fun.
Food And Drink
Food and drink at a party is pretty important, especially letting guests know what to expect in advance. Will you supply drinks, or should guests bring their own? Choose food to suit your theme if you have one, such as 50s themed soda floats for a 50s era party. Otherwise, it’s best to keep the menu simple so everybody can enjoy. Make sure you take any dietary preferences into consideration; it’s always wise to serve something that doesn’t contain meat for veggies and vegans.
Music And Entertainment
Music will play a huge role in setting the mood. If you have the budget, choose a DJ over creating your own playlist every time. It’ll be less stressful for you. However, you could simply hire the equipment if you feel like you’d be good at this yourself – a good DJ equipment hire company can guide you on the most suitable equipment. Organizing song requests and things yourself can be stressful, so this is something to consider.
Create Your Own Hashtag
Create your own hashtag and use it on invitations, as well as show it around the party. This will allow guests to see tweets and pictures of the party in the following days, and long after the party’s over too.
Think About Your Invite List Carefully
Mix things up a little when it comes to inviting people. An eclectic guest list will make for a fun affair – but it’s probably best to avoid inviting any troublemakers.
Get Some Help
Don’t try to take on the entire party yourself. You likely won’t be able to make it as great as you want it to be. Enlist a friend or family member to help you.
Give Plenty Of Notice
Finally, make sure you give as much notice as you can for your party. This should be at least 3 weeks in advance so your guests can come. Bear in mind that usually, only around 25% of an invite list will turn up.
Have an incredible time!