You’ve been asked to organise a work celebration; they want a photo booth and chocolate fountain for starters. Or you’re in charge of putting together the best party in Darlington and everyone wants fancy dress and drinking helmets.
Whatever it is, you’ve got to get it right, after all, a good night out is at stake! Here are five questions to ask yourself before you get stuck into planning the perfect event.
Being clear on why you’re putting it on will help focus your plans and help you achieve the main goal; making it a success.
Create a budget for each part of the event and stick to it; it’ll stop problems coming up later. Always ask for a deal where you can, and only buy things that will help improve the event.
… No, a 50ft pink champagne fountain doesn’t count.
♥ Location - A venue with great atmosphere, is big enough and is easily accessible for everyone.
♥ Date - Be aware of bank holidays, school holidays or religious events that could clash. It also gives you a deadline!
♥ Theme - Have a theme or style in mind that will work for the event, not just because you’ve always fancied throwing a superhero-themed party for your nan’s 70th. She may not appreciate the whole pants on the outside thing …
♥ Promotion - Don’t underestimate the importance of telling people! Use social media, good old-fashioned flyers or partner up with a marketing team who can help.
Speak to caterers or local businesses who can provide great food and drink that fits in with your theme. For something a bit different, why not hire a candy cart? Remember, a well-fed guest is a happy guest. (Actually, goes for most people, really.)