We all love a good party, but hosting a the perfect party isn’t easy. So if you have a reason to celebrate, or simply want to gather up your family and friends for a good time, you might want to consider planning one! Now, you can opt for a lowkey gathering where your nearest and dearest head over to your home with their own drinks for a catch up. But if you want to go all out, you’re going to have to do a fair bit of planning. Here are a few areas to focus on to help you along the way!
Set a Budget
This isn’t the most fun subject to approach, but you’re going to have to set a budget for your party. This will help to make sure you don’t overspend. Once you’ve decided how much money you can reasonably fork out, stick to it. You can create a budget by outlining all of the different costs you expect to have to cover before booking or buying anything. This could include a DJ, photo booth hire, lighting, food and drink and anything else you foresee yourself having to fork out for. Once you’ve got everything outlined and you have ensured it falls within your budget, you can get started!
Choose a Date and Time
Next, you need to settle on a date and time. It’s a good idea to check the calendars of the people you most want to be there to ensure you find a slot that works for everyone.
Create a Guestlist
It’s a good idea to manage who comes to your party, rather than simply having an open door. This can help to ensure that things don’t get out of control. Whether your guestlist is large or small, have a copy of it and perhaps have someone on the door to ensure only invited people are allowed in.
Find a Venue
If you’re holding your party outside of your home, you’ll need to find a venue. This can be whatever you want it to be. Just make sure it falls within your budget, is available on your planned time and date and will accommodate all of the people you’ve invited.
Come Up With a Theme or Event
Once you know where and when you’re hosting your party, you can start to come up with some sort of theme or event. Now, you don’t necessarily need a theme or event for your party. It can simply be a party where everyone gathers together and has a good time. But a theme can help things to stand out from the crowd, help with establishing a dress code and help with choosing decor, music, food and other aspects of the big day. Some fun themes people have tended to opt for recently include:
- Alice in Wonderland
- 2020s Art Deco
- Casino and Vegas
- 50s / 60s / 70s / 80s / 90s / 00s
Now, there is much more that goes into planning and hosting a great party. But hopefully, the above tips and tricks will help you to get started out in the right direction! Have fun!Love Lilla xx