From time to time and when the occasions call for it, we like to throw parties for our friends and family. Parties are great events to get together with your loved ones, reconnect and have a great time.
Parties are fun but organising them can be a tad daunting. There is a lot of planning, getting the right supplies, choosing the perfect venue and so much more that goes into organising a party to remember. The best party should be memorable to both the organisers and those who attend it. Luckily we have a few tips to help you organize the best party ever.
A lot of intricate planning goes into organising the best party ever. First and foremost, you need to set a budget and stick to it. The budget will guide you on how many people you can host and which locations are affordable and within your range.
You need to decide on which kind of party you’d like to have. This largely depends on the occasion and the people you have invited. For example, if you are organising a birthday party for your partner, it can either be a surprise party attended by his peers and or a dinner party attended by close friends and family only. This is particularly important since it sets the mood and atmosphere of the party. There are a number of apps to help you plan for a party you could find useful.
Location and time
The best time to organise a party is over the weekend when most people are off from work and can indulge without thinking about waking up early the following morning. It is best to consult with the important stakeholders of the party.
The location is often determined by the budget at hand and the kind of party you want. You can have house parties or book a venue at a restaurant, or even have a barbeque party out in your backyard. It all depends on what you want.
Better still you can have a theme party modelled around a certain subject with a predetermined dress code.
Make a guest list
You don’t want to forget sending invitations to certain people you want in the party, do you? A guest list will help you identify the kind of people you want to attend the party. It will guide you on who to invite and who to omit since not everyone can enjoy every kind of party.
What you also don’t want is to forget to invite close and important to you. This can make for an uncomfortable next meeting.
Food, drinks and entertainment
Incorporate fun activities like truth or drink questions couples games to add some spice to the party. The drinks don’t have to be necessarily alcoholic. In your drinks menu, you should have both alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks.
Your food menu should have at least something for everyone. People have diversified food preferences and you should have a wide range of foods in your menu. Include something for the vegetarians too. The food menu is likely to be the most costly item in your budget and therefore you should strike a careful balance between good and delicious food and financial prudence.