Organising a Party

Hosting the perfect party that will leave your guests impressed depends on timing, planning and attention to detail.

There are many occasions to celebrate, from birthday parties and weddings to dinner and cocktail parties. The size of your party and how elaborate you want it will determine the costs.

Follow my Stress-free Party Planning Checklist:

  • Calculate your budget
  • Confirm the date and time 8 weeks before the party
  • Decide on a theme, e.g. Mad Hatter Party, Gatsby, Black & White
    • Get great party ideas from Pinterest and Instagram 
  • Create a guest list 
  • Book a venue if you are not hosting the party at home
  • Plan the food and drinks menu 
  • Book and brief a caterer (optional)
  • Book entertainment, e.g. a DJ, magician, visual artists, etc. (optional)
  • Create a digital or personal invite to match the theme
  • Invite the guests 6 weeks prior, giving them enough time to plan
  • Plan your decoration and combine the following important elements:
    • Flowers, lightning, backdrops, furniture, party decorations, table décor and gifts
  • Purchase and rent decorations, props and party supplies
    • Make your own decorations with beautiful craft ideas
  • Organise your party costume or dress
  • Purchase party foods and drinks if not using a catering company
  • Compile a playlist for the ultimate party atmosphere
  • Remind all outsourced parties about the party and make final changes 3 days prior
  • On the day of the party set everything up and coordinate all parties involved
  • Get dressed before the guests arrive  
  • Greet guests and have arrival drinks ready in the entrance area or delegate the function to someone else
  • Let the party begin!

“Life should not only be lived, it should be celebrated.” ~ Osho

Follow my 52 Week Organise your Life Programme

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