Have you decided to throw a party? Do you want it to be remembered for the ages but aren’t sure how to pull it off? Thinking of the details and helping your guests feel comfortable can make the difference between a party where people can’t stop talking about how bad it was versus how amazing it was. So, whether you’re planning a birthday party or wedding, follow these tips to have the party of a lifetime.
When choosing where to have your party, think about how many people you’ve invited. If they all came, would they all comfortably fit? Nothing is a bigger buzzkill to a good time than being crammed into an area like a bunch of sardines. When planning the layout, don’t forget to include space for tables and chairs. Also, allow for extra space for guests to mingle.
Additionally, is it easily accessible? Guests will be dressed to the nines, and likely won’t feel too happy having to walk a long way from the parking lot to the venue in their high heels. If you have chosen a place without a lot of parking, consider asking guests to park at one location and provide a party bus for them to get to the venue. Additionally, you could provide valet services for the guests.
If you choose to have your party at your friend’s house, they likely won’t want your guests tromping all over their home, trying to find a bathroom. Along those same lines, if you’ve chosen to have the party at a local park, you’re guests probably won’t be thrilled to use the public restrooms without soap and hot water.
Instead, rent event restroom trailers. They are giant bathrooms on trailers that can be delivered anywhere you need them to be. They have multiple stalls, so you don’t have to worry about long lines at the bathroom, and they are very nice inside. They have sinks and water hook-ups, so guests can wash their hands and not feel gross.
When planning food for your party, you’re probably best off leaving it to the pros. If you try to take it on yourself, you’ll be more worried about keeping the chip bowl filled than enjoying your friends. Decide what food you want, and then shop around to see if your favorite places will cater. Another popular choice is asking a food truck if they could cater your event. If you choose a place that does both dinner and dessert, then you’ll have killed two birds with one stone.