May 19, 2012

Tips for a Better Organised Party

There are so many moments in life that are worthy of special celebrations, and everyone at some point will organise a gathering of all their favourite people, even if it’s just a simple get-together. If you think back to parties and events that you have attended that stand out from the rest, you may realise that there is something they all have in common: organization. Parties that are organised properly seem effortless, and the person who put it together can often be spotted hanging out and enjoying themselves just like everyone else. It is possible for you to get this kind of success for your next party, so here are a few tips.

Have a Clear Theme

Start coming up with some party ideas and visualise what you want your party to look like. Does it have a theme? Is there lots of music and dancing? Is it a dinner party? A potluck? Decide what kind of party you want so that when you invite people, they will have a solid understanding of how they should dress, what they should bring, and so forth. Having a clear vision will make it much easier to plan the details.

The Guest List

When it comes down to it, the success of your party really depends on the people you invite. Inviting people who will fit in well with your theme is also important so that no one feels awkward. For example, if you are putting on a more intimate dinner party, then you will want to invite close friends who all know each other. On the other hand, if you’re planning a themed party that will have games, it’s a good opportunity to invite a mix of people who can get to know each other in a more casual way.

Choose a Venue

If your ideal venue is your home, then this one is easy. The complications come, however, when you are planning a large party or one that requires a specific venue. If you need to hire a venue, then do so early to secure your preferred date, and do it before you invite all your friends.

Send Invitations Early

Formally invite your friends well in advance so that you are more likely to secure the people on your guest list. Invitations are also useful for providing your guests with all the necessary information about your party, such as where it is, when it is, what they should wear and what they should bring with them. Ask your guests to R.S.V.P so that you know exactly how many people will be attending.

Make a List

Throughout the planning of your party, you should have a running list of things you need to do and things you need to get for the big day. Any time you think of something else you need for your party, jot it down on the list. Make it comprehensive by listing things in the order of how early they need to be completed so that you keep your organising on track. The list will help you remember small details such as flowers, extra cutlery and other decorations, and getting these details right will get you that much closer to throwing the perfect party.

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