Party Planning Ideas to Make Your Party Pop!
If you’re looking to throw a party this year, there are a few ideas to get you started. First, think about what kind of party you want. There are endless possibilities, but some common themes include birthdays, anniversaries, or a night out with friends.
- Start with a Checklist
Having your thoughts in order is important so the planning process runs smoothly.
- Pick a Party Theme
Picking a theme gets the ball rolling.
- Establish Your Budget
Knowing how much to spend is a key detail in your party planning journey.
- Pick Your Date and Time.
Choose a few different dates you think would work well.
- Location, Location, Location!
Book your venue.
- Create Your Guest List
Who are you inviting?
- Are You Not Entertained?!
Decide on your entertainment.
- Create Lasting Memories
Hire a photographer or have a dedicated person take photos to capture the moments for yourself and your guests to remember.
- Send Out Invitations
Whether it is sending out actual invitations or e-vites, send your invitations out.
- Place Any Catering or Entertainment Orders
If you’re using the professionals, place and update orders as RSVPs come in.
- Set the Stage!
Begin finalizing your decorations.
- Form Your Team
You might need to bring some reinforcements in to help with execution.
- Make a Contact List
Keep a list of contacts, such as venue, caterers, and entertainment, so that you and your team can easily reach whoever needs to be contacted.
- Shop and Gather
About a week before the main event, shop for the party and collect any supplies.
- Jazz It Up!
Time to decorate your venue.
- Is There an App for That?
Consider whether you’d benefit from using a party planning app to help you and your team stay organized.
- …and the Crowd Goes Wild!
Time to get your boogie on. Welcome your guests and enjoy the party!
- Clean Up, Clean Up…Everybody Clean Up
Now that your fiesta is over, it’s time to clean up.
- Gratuity is Always a Must
Suppose you’ve hired caterers, entertainment, and anything else for your party. In that case, creating a tip jar for your help is probably a good idea.
And when the lights go out, and the party’s over, reflect on your journey.