If you’re planning on pulling all the stops out for a big birthday or life event then why not throw a party to remember? Whether you’re planning it for yourself or as a surprise for a loved one, a party is the perfect way to bring friends together and have a good time. Throwing a successful party is no small feat, and there are many factors which need to be considered during the planning process. With these great tips, you can be sure to pull it off.
Picking A Venue
First thing’s first when planning a party: selecting a venue. If you’re planning on inviting a lot of guests to your event, then it can often be difficult to find a venue large enough to accommodate everyone. Be aware that bars and hotel spaces often come with the added weight of a minimum spend on food and drink and usually restrict you to the menu they are willing to offer. If you prefer more flexibility, then marquee hire is a great option. Not only do you have the freedom to select your own caterers and serve your own drinks, you also stand to save a whole lot of money by avoiding those extortionate bar prices. On top of this, you can have a spacious venue which can be tailored to your own tastes.
Why Not Go Themed?
If you really want to give your party that ‘wow’ factor, why not go for a theme? Themes are a great way to really make the most of your décor and create a harmonious look for your venue. Marquees work particularly well for themed parties as they offer a uniquely blank canvas to work with. You can either keep it simple with flowers, balloons and fairy lights, or go all-out with a more whacky choice. Whether you go for fancy dress or not will depend on your personal tastes, but just remember that the more “out-there” fancy dress requests are liable put too much pressure on your guests and may even lead to some of them rejecting the invitation. If you do opt for a dress-theme, it is best to keep it simple by choosing something that can be conjured up from your guests’ existing wardrobes and then embellished with accessories.
Creating a Menu
Depending on the event you are celebrating, you may want to go for finger-food, a buffet, or even a full-blown sit-down meal. Whatever your choice, food and drink are an essential part of any party. The first rule of hosting is to always ensure that your guests’ drinks are full to the brim, so whether you opt for a self-serve punch-fountain or roaming champagne waiters, be sure to have a bottomless supply of booze on tap. As the drinks flow hunger inevitably sets in, so be sure to hold some canapes back for later in the night.
Get Your Guests Dancing
A party isn’t a party without a little boogie, which is why you’ll need to make sure your music is on point. Whether you create your own playlist, enlist a DJ, or hire a live band, be sure to offer something which caters to every taste and your guests are certain to have a good time.
With the right venue, some striking décor, a steady supply of food and drink and finally some banging tunes, your party is guaranteed to be an unforgettable event.