Planning a Big Party: The Checklist
Planning a big party can be an exciting experience, but it can also be stressful if you don’t plan the essentials way beforehand. Whether the party is for yourself or someone special in your life, it would be best to have a timeline of a few months to get everything in order, so the evening goes as planned. After all, good organization is key to success.
This guide will provide you with a useful party-planning checklist, so you have everything you need for your party to be a huge success. Now, it’s up to you to tick each of them off as you go along:
Choose a party theme
Not all parties have a theme, but if you want to add a fun touch to the party, then you should think about choosing a theme. There is a vast selection to think about, that you’re bound to feel overwhelmed in the early stages. Limit down your choice of themes by thinking about what interests you and whether it will be easy for your guests to get hold of costumes – after all, you don’t want your guests to be spending a fortune for just one night.
Stick to a budget
Party planning can be a costly business, so it’s important you set a budget very early on, to prevent unnecessary overspending. It’s easy to get very carried away, which means you could end up splashing out more cash than you can realistically afford. You don’t necessarily have to break the bank to make your party a success – sometimes it’s about being savvy with your money and getting a little bit creative.
What’s a party without a little bit of entertainment to keep your guests entertained? If your event is going to be small scale, you could book a magician or physic, however, if you’re planning on hiring a large-scale venue or a cocktail bar, then a booking a band is a great way to create a fun atmosphere. You can find professional DJs who know how to create an early-evening atmosphere as guests arrive, before kickstarting the dance floor celebrations later in the evening with more upbeat tunes and an optional DJ set.
Set a date, venue and prepare the guest list
These are the finer details you need to think about very early on. There’s no reason why you couldn’t throw a party at home if you have the space, but may mean that you have to limit the amount of people you invite. This isn’t necessarily a bad thing, as the less people you choose to invite, the more you’ll be able to spend quality time with everyone in attendance. Getting a date set in stone a few months before is crucial if you want everyone to turn up. After all, they may have their own personal and professional commitments to take care of before they can give you a definite answer, so giving enough notice is a must.