Whether it’s a birthday party, a major milestone celebration, holidays, or throwing a party just because you can, parties can be so fun! It’s a great way to let loose and have fun with those you love to be around! With that said, the party planning process can be a bit daunting, especially if you want to create one that goes above and beyond.
What does this mean? It means creating one similar to what you have seen in movies and TV. Those are simply unforgettable and can be the talk for weeks on end. So, how exactly can you make an unforgettable party? Here’s everything you need to know about planning the perfect party!
Planning a Party Itself – Types of Parties & Locations
The type of party is going to be what helps set the tone. Think about it for a moment; certain celebrations require a certain type of “vibes” to be present. Bachelor/ bachelorette parties are all about being silly and “letting loose,” while showers are all about being showered in presents and being close-knit. So, what type of party will this be and what is the cause for celebration?
Once deciding that, you can then choose the location. There’s nothing wrong with throwing parties at your home, a restaurant, a venue, or even going a little wild and throwing it at a rented area for the day. Just make sure that the location is accessible and can easily match the event's mood.
Planning Your Guest List
A guest list is an important component of your event planning. You should create a list of people you want to invite and then send invites to the list. When selecting the people who will be there, ensure you’re picking people that are not “high maintenance,” as these types could put a damper on the party. Embrace guests that you know will have a fabulous time!
Theme parties are a great way to celebrate special occasions and offer a memorable experience. They can be used to celebrate anything from birthdays, engagements, weddings, and graduations. The key to picking the perfect theme is finding something that you want to do or that your guests will enjoy. For example, if you're throwing a baby shower, then a baby-themed party would be the perfect choice for you!
A theme is the backbone of your party. It will set the tone for everything that follows – from decorations and food to games and activities. Some themes are easy to pull off, while others are more challenging, like an outdoor summer barbecue or a winter-themed Christmas party. The theme alone will help dictate the party's mood and activities.
What’s a party without music? Of all things, this is an absolute must! There needs to be party music, or at least music that can appropriately go with the party itself. You could look into hiring a band, only one musician, such as Joey Armstrong, a DJ, or even go the cheaper route and just create a song list on Spotify. Your party generally needs music as this will help with the ambiance.