Plan The Perfect Party In 3 Easy Steps

8:25 pm

The head of your organization comes up to you with a clipboard and a simple request: plan the family fun party this year to raise money for community events and outreach programs. Sounds easy to do, until you sit down and stare at the blank piece of paper on the clipboard that doesn't have any type of instructions or guidelines to follow. Where to start?

Step 1: Hash Out The Logistics

Before making flyers or sending out invitations, you need to understand the logistics of the party. What type of party will it be? Will it strictly be a sit-down event? Will you have fun games and bounce houses for the kids? Will you be showcasing local talents and musicians in the neighborhood? Is this an invitation-only event or can anyone attend?

Understanding the type of party you are going to have allows you to narrow down the choices on what you will need to throw the perfect event. Once you decide on the type of family party, then you can decide on what types of games and entertainment to have there based on your budget and what your guests will be interested in, according to The Better Life Project.

Ask yourself questions to narrow down the logistics of the party. Try to answer the three following questions:

  • Where will the party be located?
  • What is the goal of the party?
  • How long will the party be?

You'll be surprised at how your answers will help to plan your party. Determining the location will help you decide on how many people can attend. Knowing what the goal of the party is will help you figure out what games and special activities to set up. Understanding how long the party will be allows you to figure out how much food and beverages you need.

Step 2: Budget For The Party

Having grand ideas about the party doesn't always work out as planned if you don't consider the amount of money you have to spend. Cutting out activities, food and other items from your party will happen. So don't feel bad if you can't invite the circus act but can have the inflatable jumper to entertain the kids. Sit down and write out a list of all the things you will have to pay for to host the party. A rough list of things to consider:

  • Venue rental
  • Equipment rental
  • Decoration costs
  • Food costs
  • Set-up/clean-up costs

Add and subtract additional things to the list based on the party. Shop around for the best prices and compare quotes so you are getting the best deals for your money.

Step 3: Create A Party Timeline

It doesn't matter if you are hosting a small party event or a large community fair, creating a party timeline is essential to keep events and activities moving forward without confusion. Place activities, games, special events and dining in sequential order based on the time it will start and end, according to the National Stroke Association.

By using a time sequence, you can better delegate activities and events. People who will help to host the party can know what will be happening at a certain time, keeping the party flowing smoothly forward. In addition, the timeline also helps out family parties where there will be some type of live entertainment since many musicians, clowns, and other local entertainers will book several events in one day. You want to have the person perform their full act for your guests without having the entertainer rush through this event as they are trying to get to their next party on time.

Try These Three Easy Steps To Have A Great Party

Planning a party doesn't have to be frustrating or a hassle. With careful planning and consideration concerning your budget, you can create the perfect party that everyone will enjoy.


… written by Michael Marks - a writer and economic development expert for Southern CA, he lives in Downey and is married with three children.

You Might Also Like

0 kommentarer

Labels

4-Slice Toaster AC Accessories Air Air Conditioners Air Purifiers Air Quality Animals Animals - Horses Apartments Apartments - College Appliances Architecture Attic Auction - Home Australia Away from Home Babies Baby Furniture Baby Shower Backyard Activities Backyard Revamp Baking Baptismal Basements Bathroom Bathroom Pampering Tips Bathtubs Beat the Heat Bedroom Bedroom - Luxury Bedroom Ideas Bedroom Mistakes Beds Bidets Bills Blinds and Curtains Blogs Boilers Budget Style Buying a Home Cakes Canine Canopies Car Maintenance Care Homes Carpets Carpets and Rugs Cars Cars - Uses Cats Ceiling Fans Celebrations Children Chores Christening Ideas Christmas Christmas lighting ideas City Life Claims Cleaning Cleaning Services Coffee Tables Comfortable Living Commercial Lease Common Problems Community Spaces Concrete Condo Condominium Conservatories Cool Stuff Cooling Ideas Cost of Living Costumes Couch Credit Scores Curbs Curtains Curtains - Scalloped DA Dates Decking Dining Room Dining Table Dishwashers Display Racks DIY DIY - Carpet Cleaning DIY - Cleaning Products DIY - Soundproofing DIY Addiction DIY Schools Dog Breeds Dogs Dogs - Diet Dogs - Health Dogs - Hygiene Doors Dream Home Dreams and Hopes Earning Tips Eco Friendly Ideas Eco-Friendly Eco-Houses Electric Bills Energy Saving Tips Energy System Entertainment Room Entertainment Space Ethical Living European Inspired Expo Extra Rooms Family Family Room Fans Few Things in Between Filters Fireplace - Outdoor Fireproofing First Time Homeowners Flags Flooding Flooring Flooring - Bamboo Flooring - Tiles Florida France Furnace Furnished Properties Furniture Furniture - Dining Sets Furniture - Shopping Guide Gadgets Garage Garden Gardening Gardening - Allotments Germ-free Home Gift Ideas Gift Ideas - Babies Gift Ideas - Christmas Gift Ideas - Him Gift Ideas - Home Gift Ideas - House Warming Gift Ideas - Kids Gift Ideas - Parents Gift Ideas - Personalized Gift Ideas - Valentine's Day Gifts for collectors Gifts for her Go Green Living Grass Green Living Halloween Health and Home Health and Lifestyle Heater - Heat Pumps Heaters Heaters - Parts Heating Hen Parties Holiday Homes hom home Home - Building Home - Gadgets Home - Luxury Home - Technology Home Accessories Home Appliances Home Builders Home Buying Home Cooking Home Decorating Home Decorating - Christmas Home Designs Home Disasters Home Essentials Home Extensions Home Flooring Home Heating Home Hunting home imp Home Improvement Ideas Home Insurance Home Investing Home Maintenance Home Office Home Organizing Home Projects Home Reconstruction Home Redesigning Home Remodeling Home Renovation Home Repair Home Repair - Foundation Home Repair - Professional Home Restoration Home Safety Home Security Home Spas Home Tech Ideas Home Theater Home Upgrades House Problems House Warming Household Chores Housewarming Gifts Housewarming Party HVAC Hygiene IKEA Indonesia Indoor Designs Insulation Insurance Insurance - Car Insurance - House Insurance - Pets Interesting Architecture Interior Additions Interior Design Interior Design - Modern Interior Ideas Jewelry Jewelry Organizer Keeping Warm Kitchen Kitchen - Cabinets Kitchen - Spanish Inspired Kitchen Designs Kitchen Flooring Knives Landscaping Lawn Mowers LED Lights Lifestyle Lighting Lighting - Chandeliers Lighting - Garden Lighting - Lamps Lighting Options Lights Living Room Living Room - Designs Loans Loans - Home Loft London Luxury Home Luxury Houses Maintenance Malls Minimalist Mirrors Mitigation Mobile Apps Modern Home Designs Money Saving Tips Morphy Richards Mortgage Moving Moving Tips New Home Nursery Online Shopping Orangeries Organizer Organizing tips Outdoor Designs Outdoor Living Outdoor Living - Furniture Outdoor Living - Patio Outdoor Room Outdoor Spas Ovens and Cooktops Painting Paintings Parenting Parties Passion Patio Pest Control Pets Pets - Ailments Pets - Cats Pets - Dogs Pets - Health Pets - Sitters Pets - Toys Phones Pillows Plans and Visions Planting Ideas Plastering Plumbing Plumbing Issues Pool Accessories Pools Power Cut Quilts Quotes Rabbits Real Estate Recycling Relationships rent Renting a Home Retirement Reviews Rodent Problems Romantic Dates Roofing Roofing Contractors Safety tips Saving - for a Home Saving Tips Saving Tips - Water Security Self Improvement Selling Your Home Septic Tanks Shaving System Shaving System - for Men Shopping Shutters Sinks and Countertops Skincare Sleep Small Spaces Sofa Soft Furnishings Solar Energy Solar Panels Soundproofing Space Saving Ideas Spring Ideas SR Stains Steel Storage Ideas Student Life Study Room Summer Survival Tips Taps the UK the USA Toaster Toilet Toolbox Tools Travel Treehouses Trends Trimmer Trimmer - Cordless Trimmer Tubing TV Bench Urban Living Vacation Preparation Valentine's Day Ventilation Video Surveillance Vine Covered Homes Vineyard Vintage-Inspired Walk in Wardrobes Wall Decorations Wallpaper Wardrobes Washing - Clothes Water Water Damage Water Heaters Water Softeners Water Usage Weather Welding Windows Wine Racks Winter Tips Wish List Wood Work Area