Limit the party length. In this case, less is more. Plan enough time for games, cake and fun. But don’t go overboard. If the festivities go too long and the activities run out, the guests will be restless. They’ll still want to be entertained and your child may not know how to handle them.
Lists!, lists!, lists! I can’t stress this enough. If you keep an up to date list the chances of anything being forgotten or going wrong are greatly reduced. Anytime I have an event or even just trying to accomplish a goal I create a to do list. If something doesn’t get accomplished I roll it over to the next day. When planning an event it helps to not forget things like carded place holders for tables or napkins.
Cocktail party planning has many of the key ingredients as does other parties. It is a social gathering where drinks, food and conversation can be found. The difference is at cocktail parties a great variety of drinks are to be served.
Go Surfing – If television or the movies aren’t good enough event planning fodder, try surfing the internet. Search for party-theme tips or read articles on great parties. Find some blogs on relevant topics and see what you can glean from this fertile field. Cast a wide net by doing searches for very simple one-word concepts like “party,” “entertainment,” or “games.” Get a bit more selective using short phrases like “best party ideas,” “theme party,” or “event activity.” You can even search for concepts only loosely-related to event idea planning. Try a search for “great vacations,” “cruise ships,” “vacation tours,” or “public speakers.” Anything that will open your mind to new concepts will help you generate more event planning ideas.
For the busy organizer, printing free invitation templates might be the best option. These free templates can be found in party sites and there are probably hundreds of them. Some of these are PartyCat, Gatsby and Paper Alchemy; just to name a few. You can either print the free materials or copy them and incorporate them into your personally-made designs. Sources are unlimited, but choosing the best one is another matter.
There are several things that you have to get in place as soon as possible, to ensure that your group has all of the necessary resources and information available to them. Here are some plans to help you with this as well.
What to post? Share your content, news releases, blog posts, webinar invitations. Important: Add necessary show contact info to your page. As long as it’s relevant to your event participants.
Supplies needed: White and green card stock, ruler, scissors, yellow card stock for goal posts – or you can use toothpicks, football related stickers, glue, stencils and white paint marker.