Five Party and Event Planning Tips
Planning an event or a party can be quite stressful! There are so many things to organize and if you happen to leave things till the last minute, it can be a simple thing to forget all about the essentials. Here are a few quick event planning tips to help you have a great party with the least amount of stress.
Date, Venue, and Guests
These are the types of details that need to be sorted out early in the planning phase. If you’re on a tight budget, limiting the guest list and throwing your event at home might be the best option, but if your budget is a bit larger you might consider hiring a venue. You can also get your invites sent out early so that people can save the date. Check here for electronic invites that will reach people more quickly. It’s always good to try for a date when most of the people you wish to invite will be able to come.
Whether or not you have a budget, your event will need to have some sort of food. You’ll need to plan this in advance in case you’ll be having catering or making the food yourself so that you’ll have enough on hand to feed all of your guests. If people are bringing food, plan it so that everyone brings something different.
Decorations and/or Supplies
It doesn’t matter if you’ll be hosting a fundraiser event or a birthday party, this is where the fun begins. First, you need to make a decision as to whether you’ll keep it simple or decorate for the event to end all events. Choose decorations that will match your theme. Paper decorations such as honeycomb or pom-pom decorations can look quite stylish and you don’t need to be a creative mastermind to make them look great. Stick with a few basic colors and your event will look fantastic.
If you’ll be having something like a backyard barbecue, it’s quite simple to decorate your patio and yard to make it look great. If your event is held indoors, you might need to do a bit more to decorate.
If what you’re planning is going to be a birthday party, you can’t forget to order a cake. Make sure that you order it a few weeks before the party to ensure that it’ll be ready in time. If you happen to be making one yourself, it might be a good idea to test out a few different recipes so that any baking disasters will be avoided. If you don’t happen to be a regular Martha Stewart, you might buy a supermarket cake that’s ready-made and dress it up with a bit of cake bunting.
Of course, you can’t forget to purchase a birthday present either. This might seem like a no-brainer. Make sure you top it off with gorgeous wrapping and a stylistic gift tag.
The Day Of
If you won’t be making your own cake, pick it up at the bakery. If you’ll be making your own food, now is the time to get started cooking. You can do this as early as three days before your event. To ensure that you have everything that’s needed. It might even take more than one trip to the supermarket. Just make sure that everything you buy early will remain fresh until party time.
All that’s left is to decorate and get the party underway. Because of your outstanding organizational skills, everything should be ready by the time the event begins. Get the decorations done and get yourself ready to have fun!