Before you continue reading, you may want to print the banquet planning worksheet(PDF) from my website. That way you can follow along with the worksheet as I describe the planning process. I’ve also included a pre filled sample planning worksheet that you might help.
The fun has no end; to your surprise these are great for event hire. They supply everything for a fee which is very reasonable. In fact you also have an option to cancel the booking if your event has been postponed. If the cancellation is done with 14 days of notice time then you are not charged else you have to pay a nominal cancellation fee. The cancellation fee is usually 10%25 of the total amount.
Does that include tax and tip? Oh, Oh! Find out if it does, or you may get a surprise at the end of the night. Let’s say it does not. 15%25 tip and 8%25 (or whatever) tax makes the dinner a total of .14 per person. Our sample budget calls for 200 people at .00 each for a total of ,000. If all 200 people attend, dinner will cost ,428. That leaves ,572 for all other costs.
Many of your former class mates will have moved far away, or will have families and other heavy commitments! For these reasons I would give as much notice possible for your party. Even an entire year is not uncommon for high school reunion parties.
Before placing an order, check out their trading record. How long have they been trading? The chances are if they have been trading for over five years, they must be doing something right, or they wouldn’t have survived that long. If they have been trading for less that two years, insist on only paying on delivery, that way if they do not turn up at least you haven’t lost your money as well.
That’s the thing about fears and doubts and worries – they make no sense, and you know they make no sense, but they’re still there, like a sore that just never quite heals.
Ask a trusted friend or family member help capture the day- You don’t want to spend the day recording your little ones special day without actually spending much time with them or getting in the pictures yourself. It’s a good idea to ask someone to help take photos and video so that you can also enjoy yourself and spend time with the birthday boy or girl.
Keep in mind your food choice specially when you have visitors with particular dietary conditions. You may have attendees having special low-carb or maybe higher protein diet plans. Maybe, certain might have diabetes or perhaps allergic reaction. You have to bear this in mind when selecting the variety of meals for everyone. For you to be safe, make sure to put dairy as well as gluten-free food. You cant ever get it wrong with veggie food not to mention salads to boot. Be sure to try each and every meal prior to when you approve them.