The first step is to come up with where you would hold the event, the day of the event, and the time you would like to have the event. Depending on the nature of the event and the people that are attending will determine the day of the event. Majority of parties are often held on the weekend due to peoples work schedule. You have to make sure that the event does not coincide with plans that the birthday person may already have in effect. After you have gotten the time and date chosen, you have to make sure that the venue is available for the date you have chosen. You should pick your venue based on places that have a special meaning or a place that the guest of honor enjoys. Once the venue is secured, and the date and time are confirmed, you have to figure out what type of theme you want to go for. A theme consists of brainstorming ideas for the invites, the games, and the dcor. It is important that the theme is included when picking out the invitations. The invitation plays a major role in informing guest of the theme whether it is a skate party, luau, or lingerie, etc. You would want to be sure that the invitation matches up with the theme.
When you are picking out an invitation, you have to make sure that it is appropriate for the age group that you are inviting and everyone is in agreeance to what you have picked. After the invitations are picked, you can now buy the decorations to go with it. Once the invitations and the decorations are taken care of, you should now decide on the menu and what type of food you would like to serve the guest. Normally finger foods are the best choice due to it being easy to prepare and the choices are endless. If you are on a budget, the best food to go chose will be things such as trays of fruit, cheese, crackers, sandwiches, etc. Younger kids love chili cheese hot dogs, that would be the best food route to take for a childs party. During this time, you should also place your order for a cake. When placing the cake order, you should either go with the theme of the event or the birthday persons favorite character. You should also have a choice of drinks at the event.
The next step is making the list of guests for the event. It is critical to invite people that are in the best interest of the birthday person when making the list for the party. By allowing people to the event that is not wanted, this is due to cause a bit of unnecessary drama at the event. Another thing to remember is that there is no number to inviting the guest. Half of the guest you have invited will not show up, and the guest that does show up will more than likely bring along someone with them.
Once you have all of that out the way, you then begin to think about a plan for entertainment to make sure the guest enjoys their time at the event. You can hire a DJ so that they can play many different genres of music to give the guests variety. If hiring a DJ is out of your budget, then the best route would be a Bluetooth speaker. Games are also an option for entertainment such as card games, board games, dominoes, and a pi±ata. You can use your creative mind and even makeup games if that is needed.
Finally, you would have to get the invitations out to the guest whether it is via mail or e-mail. You have to be sure to include an RSVP line on the invitation and also set a deadline at least a week before the event. The deadline is set to give the host room to make any changes if needed. The invitation should also inform the guest that food and drinks will be served. After the RSVP deadline has passed, the host can decide if they need more or less of food and party favors.
Planning a party can be a breeze, you just need to have patience and be devoted. Parties are also not that expensive if you manage your money properly. Following these steps will make your party planning stress-free and no hassle. Once you go over the last-minute steps of planning and wait for the guest to arrive, your party will be a success.