Tips for Planning a Successful Party

There are people who thrive in being a hostess, love organising parties, getting people together and socialising. On the other hand, there are people who find the idea terrifying and fear that the party will not succeed. And if you are one of these people you shouldn’t worry because there are simple and proven steps you need to take to make sure your party will be a bang.

Start Early

You should never start the party planning too late because many complications could arise and you won’t have the party you wanted. The first thing you should start with is the guest list; if there are some people that you definitely want to be present at the party call them up to make sure they are free for that date. Find invitations and send them out two weeks in advance and make sure everyone RSVPs.

A Theme

Figure out what kind of feel you want your party to have. You could go with a casual social gathering or you could pick a theme and go with that. Go online and look for party theme ideas, you’ll need to decorate and plan the food to match.

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Entertainment

Never attempt to have a party in total silence and plan for some kind of music to be playing in the background. If you don’t have the budget for a DJ compile a list of songs that everybody loves and just press play. Sure you are going to have music that fits the party aura but what about entertainment? You could plan for games like a scavenger hunt or if you decided on a costume party you could have a contest and pick a winner. Karaoke is always a fun choice or you could have the guests commemorate the fun they had by hiring a photobooth for the evening.

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Pleasing to the Eye

No matter if the venue is rented or if you plan to have the party at you home décor is a must. Consider your there and colour code the decorations. You can have banners, balloons, streamers or even a simple lightshow to give your home a party feel. But be careful not to go crazy and overdecorate this will make it seem too busy and cluttered.

Catering

This is a very important point to the whole party so start thinking about the food and drinks early. If you plan to get catering you have to choose a company that can give you what you are looking for, so scour the internet to find a menu that works with your party. Many companies are willing to make tweaks and adjustments to their offer so you could include some of your recipes.

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If you do have a big budget a bar with a bartender is a classy touch. But if you plan to make your own food it’s very important to find recipes that are easy to make because you don’t want to spend your time slaving away in the kitchen and be tired for the party. Also, find recipes that don’t go bad so that they could be made in advance.

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