The Life of The Party: Party Planning 101

Planning a party can be overwhelming most especially if you do it alone. However, it should not be that way since we all should be celebrating life, live and a whole lot more in parties. Planning for the event can be as fun and entertaining as the party itself, with the right planning and the right people included in it.


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To lessen the stress that comes to preparing parties, here are some of the tips you can follow.

Plan ahead

Planning can be as early as two months away from the event if you would really want to invite a lot of people and really throw a big party for the celebrant. Be sure to include the celebrant in the planning stage to get a grasp of what he wants and what he might like for his birthday or for any other occasion coming up. The theme, date and time, venue and type of entertainment can be preliminary planned during this stage. A guest list should also be prepared as early as this. You can also set a budget for the party so that you can plan and work around this said budget.

Be in the loop

As soon as you have agreed with the budget, the guests, venue and entertainment, you should consider preparing the necessary items that will ensure that these would be implemented. Start sending your guest lists and make sure to confirm if they are going to get an idea of how much food and accommodation to prepare. Make the initial reservations and deposits as well for the venue and entertainment that you would want for your event to ensure that you have already secured the date and time for this area. Doing this ahead of time allows you to change plans in case the entertainer or venue that you want is not available. You’ll have plenty of time to look for a new one by doing so. To stay in the look, keep a check-list on hand to write down notes and cross out the items that you have already done.

Deciding on food options

Make sure that you are aware of certain allergies or food preferences of your guest prior to picking a menu for the event. Have several options of viands and treat to ensure that your guest, no matter how picky they might be, won’t starve on your event. The location on where your food will be served and stored is also essential to ensure that it stays clean and would not spoil during the event.

Preparing for decorations

Party supplies are also very essential for celebrations of any kind. It brings color and fun to the venue which will most likely highlight any celebration. Order them as early as two weeks before the event to reduce your activities and things to look after to as the celebration draws nears. These include even the most little of details like party cups, piñatas and plastic wares.

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Double Check

Confirm your reservations and guests as well as your entertainers 3-4 days before the event just to make sure that everything will be on schedule during the party itself.

Planning for the party as early as possible save you from the worries and stress that you have to endure that comes with a restricted time frame in planning. This also allows you to enjoy the party itself, the fruit of your labor, hard work and creativity.


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