Planning a party or function can be an overwhelming task for someone who doesn’t do it on a regular basis. When starting your prep for your function, there are so many things to take into consideration. We have put together a list of some of the most important tips to take into consideration when planning the perfect party.
#1 Decide on A Theme
To give your event some colour and fun, consider having a theme for the event. Whether this is a dress up theme or just wearing a certain colour, there are so many options to choose from. What is important to remember is, once you have chosen your theme, ensure you are able to get decor that can match the theme. There is nothing worse than having to change your event theme as you aren't able to get decor for it.
#2 Avoid Disappointments and Send The Invites Out Early
To make sure you’re not disappointed be sure to send our your event invites early enough. If you aren’t able to do this, it’s recommended that you send out save the dates. This’ll ensure everyone you want to have at your event is able to attend as they’re informed of it well in advance.
The benefit of getting these sent out early as it does give you an indication as to if people are able to make it or not. If you’re sending a save the date, you will more than likely of received declines on that already and not only when your invite goes out.
#3 Don’t Over Complicate Your Menu
Deciding on your menu for your event can be tricky. Depending on the time of year the event is being held, this will need to be factored into your food menu. What is helpful when planning your menu, is to get some assistance from the venue. They often have their own recommended caterers and they might be able to assist you. A buffet is almost always recommended, that way everyone gets served food and should guests wish to go back for more they can.
If you are looking for something much more simple and for a smaller crowd, finger foods are a popular option as you can get a much bigger variety. As event organisers try their best to accommodate all their guests dietary requirements, this might be helpful by going the finger food route.
#4 Organise Your Event Entertainment
Depending on the length of your event or what sort of formalities you have for the event, an important factor to ensure the events success is the entertainment. In terms of music for the event, you can never go wrong with hiring a DJ or live band.
Give your event that WOW factor and have a photo booth set up with a custom hashtag. By doing this, you are able to save all your guests snaps in an organised manner for you and other guests to view at a later stage. As an event favour, you could let your guests take their prints home as well.
To ensure your event is a success, remember these four points when doing your planning. Of course there are so many other factors to take into consideration but if you get these perfect, you are well on your way to having an event to remember.