Organizing The Ultimate Night Out: Tips For Amateur Party Planners
Is your best friend preparing to walk down the aisle, or is your sister about to celebrate a milestone birthday?
If you’re taking charge of party planning, and you’re hoping for an evening to remember, here’s a guide to help you organize the ultimate night out.
Finding a venue
One of the most important tasks to cross off your list when party planning is finding a venue. Before you start looking around, it’s wise to get an idea of numbers.
Send out an email, a paper invitation or a group message and ask people to RSVP promptly. This will enable you to narrow down the options based on how many guests are attending.
The range of venues available to hire for parties is diversifying all the time, and you can choose from clubs, pubs, bars, restaurants, sports venues, galleries, ice rinks, and bowling alleys.
Think about the kind of event you want to plan and the vibe you’re going for. Do you want something very chic and classy, or are you hoping to throw caution to the wind and dance the night away?
Contact some venues, find out about private hire options and get some quotes.
Arriving in style
There’s nothing like arriving in style when you’re the birthday girl or the blushing bride looking forward to an upcoming wedding.
There are various options available, including renting a classic car, traveling by boat or hiring a limo bus for a fun night out.
Base your decision on the party size, your budget and the taste and style of your loved one.
If there’s a large group of you, party buses and limos are a great way to start the night as you mean to go on and keep the cost down.
Adding a personal touch
Everybody likes to feel special, especially on their birthday or when they’re celebrating getting married or having a baby.
As well as thinking about a venue, transport, and decorations, it’s also a fantastic idea to add some personal, thoughtful touches.
Ask guests to send in ideas for songs for the playlist that remind them of fun times at school, college or work, create personalized cocktails or mocktails and add names to party bags, cupcakes, and banners.
Don’t forget the morning after
Most of us have fond memories of discussing what happened the night before in the morning after an evening on the tiles or a party.
If you’re planning an event, don’t forget the morning after. Extend the celebrations to enable guests to debrief and reminisce.
You could book brunch at a cafe or restaurant nearby or take a trip to the beach or a local park for a breakfast picnic, for example.
Are you planning the ultimate party for a friend, a sibling, a cousin or a colleague?
If so, work through a list of things to do, think about the individual’s style and taste and don’t forget to add those all-important unique, personal touches.
Set a budget, find a venue, get all the guests involved and arrange something the morning after to prolong the celebrations.