Most of us come to the conclusion that once we have listed down all the possible things we need for a party that we are good to go. Let me stop you right there. It’s easy to admire your skills at remembering everything for a party and having it at your fingertips. You have done your research, you know your vendors, you are pleased with how your bank balance looks like and there’s nothing stopping you now. But the real question would be ‘what could possibly go wrong’? You maybe the queen of event planning but you don’t want to have a series of unfortunate events happening at your party.
Walk the talk
You have drawn up the perfect plan for your celebration. It could be a thanksgiving dinner, a surprise bridal shower or your kid’s first birthday party. It’s going to be a bubble bursting moment when you realize that the actual planning doesn’t look as pretty as the plan itself. Limit your ideas to a scope that you can actually achieve. If your party has only two weeks left, don’t plan for things that will take at least months to do. Plan early and draw a line. It’s good to think out there and have ideas out of the box. But your guests are going to be less appealed when things can turn ugly.
Early bird catches the worm
Don’t wait until the night of the party to call up and invite your guests. Check their availability and cross off the dates that has potential public holidays and long weekends when guests would prefer to stick to their quiet family vacations. It’s important to book your venue and vendors early. It would be a hassle when you find out that your favorite baker is out of town or has other orders in their hands. Some of the items in your list can be booked at the last moment and some of them might take up time. If your kid’s party is going to be an exclusive animal party, contact the administration as early as you can to avoid inconveniences.
Depending on what kind of party you are hosting, it’s essential to secure your sellers and close the deal. You don’t want to miss out on anything on your party. For your kids party hire the clowns and the magicians early to wipe off the disappointment in your child’s face.
It would be a disaster if you have invited too many or less number of guests for the party. The worst that could happen is, there will not be enough of food for everyone or there are leftovers from the party enough to last a month. It’s vital that you collect RSVPS and make sure that you have a reasonable number of guests for your party.