Planning a party can be very complicated. There is so much to think about, especially if you are the person in charge of it all. You have to get people invited, provide refreshments or make other arrangements, and of course sort out the entertainment. But where do you start? You need to think about what kind of entertainment you are after first, and then set about organising it all. Remember to start this process nice and early before the date of the party, because you do not want to get into a situation where you need to book something last minute and no one is free.
First, get the music
It’s not a party without music! You need to have someone spinning the tunes, and honestly, it’s not a good idea to do this yourself. Your music collection is going to be a lot more limited than that of a DJ for hire. You could also consider a band, but only if it is a very large party where the noise will not be overwhelming. You should also bear in mind that a band will cost more. Look online for DJs who play in your local area and check out their level of experience and their reviews. This will tell you who to hire.
Then get the decorations
This is definitely part of the entertainment, because it makes the party look great and can also tie a theme together. Talking of theme, key your DJ for hire and photo booths for hire– if it’s a pirate party, then they need to have lots of pirate themed songs on hand, and so forth. You can look online on auction sites for cheap decorations, or head to craft stores if you have a bit of time to make your own. Blowing up balloons is a classic option, although it may not be appropriate for all parties. Streamers, tablecloths, paper plates – the design of all of them can add to the atmosphere.
Make sure there are party games available
We all remember playing games like pass the parcel as a kid. But even if your party is for grownups, a few games are still welcome. Once everyone has had a bit too much wine and loves the music, they can also get started on some fun adult games. Pin the tail on the donkey is still funny when you’re drunk, as is spin the bottle. Or come up with your own games with forfeits to get the party going! This will make it memorable.