All you need to host the perfect party
You are probably reading this because you have decided to go it alone and organise your own party. First of all – well done! It is not always easy to plan your own event. But not to worry, we’re come up with a basic checklist for you to consider when you plan your first ever party. If you follow these seven simple steps, you will be well on your way to having a successful event.
Date and time
Firstly, you need to choose a date and time.
Next, you need to count how many guests you want to attend your event. This is important as it will directly impact your budget and the type of venue you select.
Choose your venue
Once you have a date, time and guest number, you can begin to shortlist which venue you want if you have not already done this.
Choose your entertainment
After determining the venue, you will have a better idea of the type of entertainment that will be suitable for the venue. Are you looking to have a band or a magician? Perhaps a fire-breather?
Select food and drink for your guests
Depending on the type of party, the size of your venue and the number of guests, you may want to have a small buffet, or a complete 3-course sit down meal. It is totally up to you, but remember the fancier it is, the more expensive it can be per head.
Decide on transport
How will you or your guests get to the venue? Is it easily accessible or will you need to organise transport for your guests? Why not consider hiring a Routemaster or a party bus?
Choose a photographer
You will probably want to snap the party so you can create lasting memories – that can be sometimes difficult and you will need to choose a photographer whose style you really like.You can also download the Checklist (PDF, 27KB) if you would prefer.