Six things to consider when planning your next party

Hosting a party is a great way to entertain and make memories. But a brilliant party comes with a significant amount of planning and organizing. 

Getting ready for your bash can be exciting and stressful, with so many things to consider, source, purchase and organise.

The easiest way to ensure that your party goes off without a hitch is to get organized and have a solid plan. It can be overwhelming to plan an event if you are having trouble staying on task. So make a list of all the details that you will need to address to get started.

Before you start planning your decorations or finalizing your guest list, it’s a good idea to take a look at these six party planning basics recommended by Accel Rentals.  

1) Budget

The most important part of planning your party is to know how much money you have to work with. Your budget will be the determining factor of many of the aspects of your party. For example, your menu and location may be very different depending on how much cash you have to spend on food and catering.

2) Theme

Unless there is already a specific occasion to celebrate you may want to come up with a theme for your party.

Choosing a theme for a party can help make the decorations more manageable, and can be a fun way to incorporate various details into the celebration. When planning a child’s themed party, for example,  Inflatable character replicas and custom-shaped inflatables can be great options for adding a playful and eye-catching element to the party decorations and can be tailored to match the chosen theme.

Additionally, themed toppers, such as cupcake toppers or table centerpieces, can be an easy and affordable way to add a cohesive and festive touch to the party decor. These simple steps can work for any themed party and make decorating according to the theme more manageable.

You will need to decide if you are going to decorate your venue with some balloons and fairy lights to complement your theme, and whether or not you are inviting your guests to participate in the theme by wearing costumes. 

Afterwards you need to make a checklist before buying a themed party supplies. There is extremely range of party decorations for any occasion including banners, bunting, paper decorations, pom poms, scene setters and more. No two parties are created equally and therefore, your celebration might not need everything listed.

3) Location

Will you be hosting your party at your home, or will you need to rent a larger space to accommodate your gathering?

Location is just one of the decisions that you will need to make early on while planning your party. Depending on your theme and the size of your party you may have to make reservations or put a deposit down on your venue.

4) Food

It doesn’t matter whether your menu is creative or traditional, the most important thing is to make sure you have enough food to please everyone.

If your party is small, you may decide to manage the food yourself. For example, if you’re throwing an intimate Halloween gathering, you could opt for some delicious and easy-to-make Halloween snacks that are scary good and only take a few minutes to make. Or you might choose to hire a caterer to help you out – this is especially wise if you’re planning a bigger event.

For casual parties, you can even make it a potluck and have your guests bring a special dish to pass around the table. For a touch of indulgence, adding boozy ice cream can give a delightful twist to your dessert options. Whether managing the food yourself or hiring a caterer, incorporating unique treats can elevate the dining experience for everyone at your event.

5) Schedule

You should establish a time span when you schedule your party. You will need to know how long your bash will last so that you can coordinate with your vendors and let your guests know when to arrive and what to expect.

6) Parking and transport

If you are hosting a party at your home you’ll need to think about parking for your guests. Your driveway will only hold a few cars at the most. Find out the bylaws concerning parking on the streets around your home and make sure that you have a person to help people find a spot when they arrive.

Plan the perfect party

There are so many things to consider when you are planning to throw a great party. The secret to success is to stay organized, consider your theme, your venue, and your budget and work from there.

Take help when it is offered and hire out everything that you can’t handle to help you ensure your party is as success – and that you enjoy it too.

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