Whether you are hosting a small get-together for your birthday or a corporate event for hundreds, careful planning will take away the stress from organizing your party and keep you from spending too much on it. Here are a few things you can do to ensure everyone has a great time.
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Setting a Budget
Once you decide on a date and time, sit down and determine how much you want to spend. Decide on the type of food you want to serve, such as a hot wing bar or various types of fondue, and research the costs for these. The final calculation will determine how many guests can be there as well as the location you will host it. When you have a number you are comfortable with, you can proceed with the rest of your organization.
If you are holding your party outside your home, make reservations for the location. You will need to do this several months ahead of time to ensure that you get the venue. Make arrangements for tables, chairs, and other items you must rent at this time also. Order your decorations and contact the caterer early as well so that you have all your items planned well in advance of your event.
Write a Guest List
Find a time to yourself to construct the guest list for your party. Think about the theme of your event then determine who would best fit as an attendee. If it is personal, consider your family and close personal friends before you move on to associates. For a corporate event, you will want to consider whether it is to bring in potential customers or to thank your current clientele. Once you have your list, design a card to send that reflects the party that it will be. Have them printed then address the envelope to send them.