Everyone loves parties, but not everyone loves planning one. Planning a party can be an all-too-daunting experience, especially if it’s your first time to do so. What makes it more challenging is if you have to plan a party for a special person – someone who deserves a great party and a party to remember. But take it from the experts: it is possible, and if you know what to focus on, you can indeed take your party to the next level. So, are you worried about planning a brilliant party? Never fear – here’s how you can plan the perfect party for a special someone.
Think of a theme
First off, you should think of a theme. A party can be simple (e.g. without a theme), but if you want your party to be extra memorable, it’s better to go with a particular theme. It doesn’t mean that everyone has to go in costume – the theme can be a colour that the person likes, a season, and so on. If you have a theme for your party, your guests can feel more excited, and the person for whom you are having the party will feel extra special as well. Having a theme distinguishes your party from a standard get-together to a real celebration. Also, if you have a theme, planning your party around that theme becomes easier as you can create the setting, energy, and mood based on that particular theme.
Consider the guest list
One of your foremost responsibilities is coming up with the guest list. It is especially crucial if you’re planning a big event which will be attended by more than 50 guests. Write down a draft of the guest list, and then you can narrow it down later on. Think of the guests whom the celebrant will certainly appreciate, such as family and friends, and then move on to guests such as acquaintances, colleagues, and the like. But you should also think of mixing and matching – you should have a good balance of guests, from personal friends to professional contacts so that things can be interesting.
Decide on your dress code
Another important aspect which can make or break your party is the dress code. Of course, it can always be a casual affair. But if you have a theme with a costume, then make sure your guests are in costume. If you’re having a cocktail party, specify this in the invitation as well. It’s essential for you to be as clear as possible on the dress code if you don’t want your guests to arrive underdressed (or worse, overdressed).
Be careful with seating
You may not be aware of it, but the place settings play a significant role, as confirmed by professional party planners in Gloucestershire from Oasis Events. Believe it or not, guests like knowing where to sit rather than uncertainly choosing a seat at a table. But remember this: you should think carefully about who people will sit beside. It’s a big responsibility, as you are playing matchmaker – so you have to decide which guests can mix and which cannot. One rule of thumb which can help you would be to separate cliques or groups of friends so that they can connect with and get to know someone new.
Of course, you have to consider a whole host of other factors, such as the food, the venue, the décor, and more – but if you think you are in way over your head, you can always seek professional help from an experienced party planner, who will ensure that you have the best party ever.
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