We often blog about the ABC’s of party planning; the “what” to do as well as the “what not” to do. For some, just the idea of planning and hosting a party (whether it is for our own child or an adult) can cause stress and fear like nothing else. While at the same time for others party planning is the road to pure joy. The facts are, party planning thoughts and emotions can run the gamut. So no matter where you fall on the party planning scale, have no fear! There is lots of party planning advice available to help with all your planning needs.
So before the invites go out and the decorations are hung, take some time to consider all the factors that will be needed to plan a most successful celebration. As blogged here a time or two before, first and foremost come up with a realistic budget and then stick to it. A fun, outstanding and memorable party can be arranged whether the budget is big or small. Having a party plan that includes all the details will help you step by step with the entire process. So once the budget has been determined, be sure to embrace it and include it along with all the other planning details. There are many factors consider, theme, invitations, decorations, food, cake, activities and games. And of course, the always favorite loot bag.
But again have no fear; there is tons of help available. Don’t forget to tap in to all those handy friends and family. They have ideas and I bet you would love to share and help out. There are so many party planning resources that will assist, retail locations as well as online. It would be easy to sit here and list all the dos and don’ts. But as they say a picture, or in this case a video, is worth a thousand words. This humorous example not only teaches us all a lesson in party planning don’ts but also provides the opportunity for a laugh or two.
Party Planning – Will Go Wrong…
So enjoy! And this video proves one thing, when hiring live entertainers, always (always!) check references, or at the very least be sure to see the performers in action, especially if you are unfamiliar with the act.
Every single one of us wants to plan the most enjoyable and successful party of the year. So tap into all your available resources and remember, the number one tip is to have fun when planning and hosting the party.