10 Items to Make Sure to Have on Your Party Checklist
No party is complete without certain items. Check the list below to see if you are missing that one element that turns a boring party into a memorable one.
If your party is going on for more than an hour, then you definitely need to have some sort of seating arrangements for your guests. If you don’t have enough chairs on your own to accommodate them all, then you may want to rent some out. Most rental companies will deliver them for you.
It’s not a party without something to eat. You’d be surprised how many people show up at events just to sample some of the food or to enjoy a free meal. Yours won’t be very successful if you don’t have some available.
This is a tricky one, because you don’t want it too loud to annoy people or too unusual to turn your guests away. Some people go with a DJ to create a track list and keep music playing during the entire event, while others are perfectly happy to create a playlist themselves.
Your guests need some way to be engaged and to have their interest held. Whether you set up activities for them to do or provide entertainment for them to watch, just give them something to do.
While people may remember your party years later, they can spread the word about the kind of great parties you throw with photos. You can hire a photo booth at http://treasuredmems.com.au so your guests can print out their pictures at your party.
Make sure you have room for all your guests to put their cars. If there’s not enough room around your house, see if the neighbors will lend you their driveways or use some volunteers or a valet service to park the guests’ cars as they arrive.
You don’t have to take the idea of theme to an extreme and make it a pirate party or a zombie-themed party, but you should have something about your party that makes it stand out. Maybe you could make it a masquerade party or set up disco lights. Just think of something to give your party an edge and make it memorable for your guests.
Did you send out invitations for your party, and did you remember to instruct people to RSVP? If not, then you may have more people at your party than you planned for. Or you may end up buying too much food and drinks for your guests.
Your location will have to be carefully chosen. You want to have enough room for everyone, but you also want to make sure that your guests don’t trash a place you are just renting. If you are serving alcohol, you may want to go with a plain venue hall and decorate it yourself to ensure no venue items are damaged.
The size of your party and the number of guests coming will determine if you can host it on your own. You may want to hire a catering service to make sure everyone is fed during your party. Or you may want to enlist some volunteers to help host activities, clean up the mess and ensure all guests are taken care of.