Planning the perfect party isn’t always as easy as you might think. It can be a time-consuming activity, and it requires a lot of organisational ability, not to mention creativity. Whether you’re planning a small celebration with your friends and family, or whether you’re arranging a large affair for hundreds of people, ensuring you’ve taken the time to plan for every eventuality is vital. The key to getting it right is drawing up a checklist so you won’t miss anything out.
It’s never too early to start the preparations, so if you’re ready to begin planning a party checklist, we help you to get started with our expert party planning tips.
As Early As Possible
It pays to begin planning your party as early as possible – preferably several months before the event. You need to give your guests as much time as you can to arrange their schedules. If you spring a party on them at short notice, you run the risk of everyone being too busy to attend. With this in mind, here is our Advance Planning Checklist for you to follow.
- Time and date – The very first thing that you need to focus on when planning any type of party is the time and date that you want to choose. Whenever possible, make sure to schedule your party so it won’t clash with any holidays, festivals, celebrations or major events. If you plan a party on the same day as the World Cup Final, Easter Sunday or a Royal Wedding there’s a good chance that a significant number of your attendees will give their polite refusals.
- Location – Location goes hand in hand with the time and date of your party, especially if you’re planning on holding your celebration at an external venue. You’ll need to make sure that your chosen hotel, restaurant, pub or other location is free on the day you have in mind. You’ll also need to consider whether you’re going to be hosting the party at your own home or at someone else’s house, and whether you’ll be holding the event outdoors or indoors. If you’r