Use these tips to help you plan your next party or event.
Food and Drinks
Every successful event needs to have plenty of food and drinks for the guests to enjoy. Hire a reliable catering service Carson to handle the food so you don’t have to think about cooking or serving your guests. Decide if you want to set up a buffet-style menu or hire servers to wait tables. Ask about any special dietary options you may need to cater to like a vegetarian option or gluten-free dish.
Establish a budget for how much money you can spend on the venue, entertainment, decorations, food, drinks, and staff. Depending on the size of the event, you may even want to factor in marketing costs. Keep all receipts from party expenses for your records. Regularly check back with your budget to ensure you are not overspending as you get closer to your event.
Decide what type of entertainment is appropriate for your event. If you are hosting a business event you may need to hire professional musicians to perform live music. In this case, you may also consider renting a dance floor for guests to get up and enjoy the music. If your event is less formal, you might want fun, lively entertainment in the form of a comedian, artist, or performer. For children’s parties, you can hire a clown, balloon artist, or face painting station to entertain kids and provide fun favors to bring home. For more interactive entertainment, consider hiring a live performer, clown, or artist.
As you get closer to the date of your event, get ready to send out themed invitations for guests to RSVP. This will help you get a more accurate headcount for how many people will be there so you can better prepare seating and food. Let guests know what kind of attire is expected and provide details about your event such as the location and time.
Whether you are hosting a corporate gathering or children’s party, these tips can help you better prepare for your next event.