How to plan a party
DATE, BUDGET & VENUE
Select a date - weekends and public holidays are the best dates, however weeknights are better for your budget.
Set an estimated budget - be realistic where to splurge and where to save.
Look for venues - Keeping in mind the type of party, date and your budget
CHOOSE A THEME
What's the occasion?
Children's birthday? Adult birthday/milestone age party? Special occasion or Seasonal event?
Pick a theme that matches the personality of who the party is for.
Order decorations and accessories.
CREATE YOUR GUESTLIST
Keep in mind 70% of invitees attend
Write a list of everybody that you want to attend. Consider the size of your venue and your budget.
Social media is great for inviting guests but consider traditional invites for people who dont use it.
ORGANISE THE FOOD
Match the food to your theme
Hiring a caterer saves you having to make food during your party and venues can offer food as part of their package.
Consider food allergies and preferences.
Also remember to order the cake!
The most important part
DJs, Live Bands and Musicians are all popular options. Also consider hiring dancers, a photo booth or a magician to make your party stand out.
Services like BookEntertainment allow you to see who's available on your date and how much they cost instantly.
ON THE DAY OF PARTY
Prepare and enjoy
Thanks to your great organisational skills (and this handy infographic), everything should be arranged. If possible, decorate your venue a few hours before the party.
The last thing to do is get ready, arrive early to greet your guests and enjoy your party!