Whether you are a ten-year-old, a teenager or a young adult; we all need to party. Normally when one thinks about the party they think about an elaborate affair with dances, proper disco lights, a blasting sound system and a room full of guests. While yes, such parties exist and are the most famous kind, this does not mean that the list ends there. There are a lot of different types of parties.
What is a party, and why do we plan it? A party is a gathering of your friends, family or your closed ones and you plan it because you want to socialize with these people. A part might be for the mere cause of someone’s birthday or someone’s graduation; it might also be a small scale or one hell of an event or might be very costly or budget-friendly. You might even throw a party just for the sake of a Friday night. You can take help from a party planner or an event management team. You can also do it on your own or take help from your friends and family. Whichever the case, these are the ideas that you should not miss out on when you are planning a party. Whatever the case and cause might be of your party, the one thing for certain is that you want it to be a hit and everything should run smoothly.
DECIDE UPON A THEME
Do you know how each year there is a MET Ball in New York? You also might know that it has a theme each year. Deciding upon a theme adds a flair to the whole event. It also gives the whole event a direction which makes it look much more organized and creates a fun competition as to who is the most different and who stands out in the given theme. And also, of course, it is a really fun thing to do.
Thus, set a theme for your party. Setting a theme has a twofold purpose. Firstly, it makes your party fun and gives your audience something to look forward to. Secondly, it also helps you with your planning and eases the whole task for you. You can buy everything and set the décor accordingly to your theme. Suppose it is a jungle theme. It would be easy for you to target shops, websites and narrow your research to only jungle related things. So, setting a theme saves you a lot of time and excess effort.
SET A BUDGET
You are going to have to spend some bills while planning a party. The amount varies, but you are going to have to spend. A party can be of many different scales. It might be extremely extravagant with top of its game décor, famous international DJ’s, a very expensive venue with valet services and so on. It might also be a simple affair in someone’s lounge with music playing over the laptop and mere boxes of pizza lying around.
So, a smart way to plan your party would be to set a budget. When you set aside a budget, you look at the party options and make decisions according to that. You veto all of the options that do not fit according to your budget and thus look at exactly what you want and can afford. This way, you can make smart choices and plan the best party within your range.
BOOK A VENUE IN TIME
You might not be the only one planning a party on the specific date. For example, if your birthday is on the 29th September you might be in a fix for it is the most common birth date; this would mean that if you are planning a birthday, not within the walls of your house, you would be amongst the many looking for a venue.
Thus, book your venue on time. Choose a place that would come with a lot of perks in a package. Find a venue that is close to your neighborhood, so it is convenient for your guest list to arrive. Make sure it is in an area that is not very crowded, and the way there does not have a lot of traffic for punctuality reasons. It should also have nice acoustics and lighting and be very accessible.
You do not need a boring party; trust me. It would give you a very bad reputation, and your party would be the talk of the time and not in a good way. You do not want that. Thus, make your party very entertaining and make sure that your friends have the time of their lives.
Have a good playlist with throwback and trending songs to keep your guests dancing and also to send out a good vibe. Similarly, make sure you have good acoustics and an amazing sound system, have a good lighting set to fit the atmosphere. Also, arrange party games and party favors. Set DIY stands, funny photo booths, give out goodie bags and small hampers with sweet and savory delicacies.
FOOD AND DRINKS
You need to keep your guests fed and hydrated because you cannot expect them to have a good time if they are hungry and dying of thirst. A misconception that comes with party food is that it needs to very fancy with sushi going around on platters and champagne glasses served upon arrival.
Float boxes of pizza around, order Chinese, tacos, Indian and Pakistani food, have fries, soda, and so on. If you want to be fancy, then serve sandwiches, chicken strips, tempuras, canapes, and other starters like these. Whether you are fancy or low key, make sure that you have a wide variety of whatever you are serving. Lay a widespread so that you can please all sorts of taste buds in the room. Do not be too extreme with whatever you are choosing. For dessert, serve sweet, sour, jellies, liquorices, and you get the idea.
Planning a party may sound very hectic and time-consuming thing to do, but that is not always the case. You can make any hectic task much easier with the right set of decisions and choices. Be street smart about everything and anything you do. Have good research. Try to make decisions and get services that do justice to what you are paying them. Take help from professional teams and companies or do it on your own. You can also incorporate friends and family. Be well prepared and do your best. May your party be the best of its kind. Good luck to you!