Party planning, either it's for a big or small party, requires you to countercheck on most items on your list. Failing to be cautious can cost you a fortune and at times ruin the entire function. Below is a list of things you should consider when planning your party so as to avoid incurring unnecessary costs or missing out on some key things that matter the most.
The Right Food for Your Budget
It's important you ensure you get the right foods for your budget. The type of food you choose should be determined by the type of party you're having, the duration you intend the party to take, the time of day the party will be and the theme of your party. So, one important thing to determine early is what exactly you want to achieve.
For example, if you are working on a small budget you can go for finger food instead of having a three-course meal. Also, if your party is brief, then you may want to opt for backyard barbeques instead of having your party on rented grounds. However, if you have many guests and you must hire a venue, then you can minimize costs by choosing a seasonal menu.
The Right Venue
Venue options for parties are many, and you may get confused deciding which one is best for you. Well, one sure way of getting it right is consulting with your caterer. A caterer with ample experience will know what venue is perfect for which event. Otherwise, you can decide based on the number of guests you'll have and the type of party you're holding.
For a party you intend to celebrate with your family and friends can be held at home comfortably. Also, if you're having a tea party for a casual occasion, you can also have it at home. Corporate parties, formal parties and big parties are, however, best managed on events grounds. Hiring out grounds helps in setting the theme of the party. Also, service of food is easy to manage because the grounds are designed to cater for events.
The Right Theme
If you plan on holding a themed party, then ensure everything complements that theme. However, at times it's hard to perfect every last detail, but provided you get the main things right, then the theme will certainly stand out. Start with notifying everyone involved that your party is themed. Also, let your caterer help you pick the right foods and food setting.
Also, remember to inform your guests that your party is themed. Give them a dress code and specify the type of clothes you want or color. Also, let them know about the dining style, especially if you plan to have fine dining or cocktail style dining among other demanding dining styles.
It's important for you to note down everything you wish to have for your party and then keep the most important and forgo the minor items.