Party Planning: Getting Started


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Party planning is no easy task. There are several ingredients involved in planning the perfect event. Whether you are inviting 5 guests or 500, every detail must be taken into consideration in order to host a successful party. Professional event planners have a knack for taking other people’s dreams and turning them into a reality through successful party planning. However, everyone is not in a position to hire a party planner.

The purpose of this article is to help you begin the party planning process. It is by no means a complete set of instructions to get you through the task of planning a party. The following information is based on the assumption that you have taken your budget into consideration.

Phase 1: When planning any event you must determine the purpose of the event (occasion), set the date, select the time of day, decide on how many guests will be invited, and choose a location.

Phase 2: After you have determined the occasion of the party and have set a date, time, estimated the number of guests to invite, and have chosen a location you are then ready to move on to Phase 2 of planning your party. In this step you will select a theme, choose invitations, settle on decorations and decide on a suitable menu.

Your invitation, decorations, and menu should fit the theme of your event. For example, if you are planning a party with a tropical theme, you should consider using tropical themed invitations, tropical decorations and serve exotic foods. If you’re inviting hundreds of guests, you may consider a buffet style menu. Just remember, that the details of your party should be dictated by the theme of the occasion as well as the number of guests you are inviting. Now you are ready to move on to Phase 3.

Phase 3: Having some form of entertainment is essential to any event. Whether you plan on using canned music or a live band, your guests will enjoy some form of entertainment. When deciding on what type of entertainment to use, consider your theme and the location in which you are hosting your event.

Phase 4: You should always thank your guests for attending your affair. Party favors are the perfect touch to an occasion. They are also essential to making your event memorable. Whether you are throwing a bridle shower or a bon voyage party, event favors are a practical way to show appreciation to your guests.

Phase 5: Now, you are ready for implementation. If you apply the steps that have been discussed in this article along with taking care of the smaller details that are essential to hosting a party, you are well on your way to planning a successful event.

Hopefully, this article will aid you in getting started on planning a fun and memorable occasion. Remember, the key to planning a successful event is to stay organized, stick to your budget, and thank your guests for attending. Don’t be afraid to ask someone for help if you need it. Happy party planning!

Maria Romain, president of Academic Success Management, Inc. is a writer for HQ Wedding Favors, a company that offers the most unique wedding and party favors that will compliment any occasion. Read more articles on wonderful wedding and party favor ideas by visiting today.


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