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How to Plan the Perfect Party

Wanting to throw the perfect party that everyone is going to remember can be quite the task. The first task is knowing where to start. Luckily, this how-to guide will show you how you can put the perfect party together for everyone to enjoy.

Guest List

One of the first things you should consider when planning a party is the guest list. You need to think about who you want to invite and how many people are likely to attend. This will help when you are sending out invitations and when looking for a venue, as this venue will need to be able to accommodate all the people who are going. The initial list you write down more than likely won’t be the final guest list, so once you’ve narrowed this down, you’ll have the people who you want to attend the party.

Venue

The venue is something else that’s important to factor in. If you have a date and time in mind, you need to ensure the venue can cater for this. You also need to ensure they can host all the people you are planning on inviting and if they cannot do this, you need to look elsewhere.

You also need to check whether this venue is a private one. A private party venue will allow you and your guests to enjoy yourselves without anyone else coming in and ruining it.

Entertainment

When planning a party, one of the key aspects of this is entertainment. Most parties, at the very least, will include music, whether that is a pre-planned playlist or a DJ. However, you may want other forms of entertainment, such as fireworks or a magician. Look at the variety of entertainment on offer that will best suit your party and double-check with the venue if they are okay with this. Some forms of entertainment, such as fireworks, may be a little tricky and the venue may not want to host this form of entertainment for reasons such as a lack of space.

Catering

All good parties will have large amounts of food and drink available. Think about whether the venue already provides catering or if you would like to get your own caterers in. You also need to bear in mind the theme for your party as this may influence the type of food and drinks you have. So, even if the venue supplies catering, they may not be able to supply the catering for what you want. This will need to be factored into the budget as it’s important to try and stick to the budget whilst getting what you want.

Invitations

Once you have everything sorted and booked, you should then send out the invitations. The invitation should indicate the theme, the date and time, where the party is, and any added extras, such as menu options, and the type of entertainment on offer. This will give your guests an idea of what to expect at the party and means they may be more likely to turn up.

Finally, make sure to include a date to reply by so that you can let the venue and caterers know how many people to expect.

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