Party planning can be stressful! There is so much to organize, from finding a venue to choosing food and party dresses to deciding when to send invites. It’s easy for people to forget important party details if they leave it until the last minute. This is why we created this printable Party Planning Checklist. These are the top three things to do before you throw a big party or just want to spice up your next office gathering.
First, ensure you have enough decorations for your holiday party. Your decorations will depend largely on what type of party you are having, but even a small indoor garden party needs some festive decor! Be mindful of the season, the location, and the mood you are trying to create. For example, if it’s a Christmas party, then holiday decorations would include reindeer, wreaths, colourful tree and candy canes. Valentine’s Day party decorations might include ribbon, cards, and candles.
The second thing to do is to think about the guest list. If you haven’t decided how many people will be coming to your party yet, then your party planning activities will be greatly reduced. We all know that it is the best way to attract people to your party is to get their phone numbers, email addresses, and address so you can contact them before the event. Many successful party planners also encourage guest signing up for guest lists as well.
Next up is deciding on your budget. Although you can set your budget for decorations, most party planners prefer to keep the costs low. This is where creative and affordable decorations can really make a difference. There are so many ideas you can use to make your event memorable without breaking your budget. A themed planner will give you more value than an individual planner who might charge more because they are creative experts.
Last but not the least, think about food and beverages. Often, party planners will suggest some great food options to compliment your decorations. Ask your guests what food they would prefer. Usually, this is also the part where you can experiment a bit, as long as you follow the theme of the celebration.
To summarize, a party planning checklist is a simple tool that can help organize your event. It will allow you to manage your time, budget and tasks effectively. It also provides you with the opportunity to check what needs to be done and add on a creative plan that suits your budget and theme.