Are you serving appetizers only at your shindig? Be sure to let your guests know in the invite, especially if the party is at dinner time. It has happened, in my capacity as a caterer, that I have had guests approach me after a few rounds of appetizers, asking when dinner was going to be served.
Set the dates – you need 1 date for the host to get the guest list back to you (if you are mailing the invitations), and 1 date for the party. Make sure you both get a written copy of these important dates.
It’s safe to assume that event planners are among the shrewdest among all the business people in a locality. They can sniff opportunity from a mile away and will always find ways to pitch their services to prospects. They have to be aggressive because the event planning business is highly dependent on trends and market demands (e.g “Jeez girl, didn’t you know that carnation corsages are now considered tacky?”). You must also undergo a thorough self-analysis to determine your best selling position. Here are some questions you need to ask yourself.
Pulling the child aside and explaining this to them will often do wonders. On countless occasions I’ve seen youngsters get wide-eyed when they realize that they’ll have a special day too. Often times they’ll go back to the group with a fresh perspective and become an enthusiastic participant. After all, they’ll want everyone to be nice on their special day too!
You can also get some unique party equipment from these rental companies. One great way to jazz up your party is through the use of rental furniture at your event. You can get some great trendy couches, chaises, and tables from rental companies. This can give your venue a chic look that you may be looking for. It’s much cheaper than buying the furniture that you may not use again, and the rental company will deliver, set up, and take it down for you. Plus, you don’t have to worry about cleaning the furniture.
Consider these differences too. At a mass gathering of folks where the fulcrum of the event appears to be socialization, and the food is secondary in the background, that’s not so here. When dinner party planning, you need to keep in mind that the food is the very purpose of the party. Sure, you may even have some appetizers to snack on, but everyone is looking forward with great anticipation to the reason they’ve been invited over.
Once the guest list is made, decide on the date of the party and set a fixed timing for the commencement of the party. Also pick out a number of party venues and choose one which will suit your requirements the best. The venue is one very important part of the event, so make sure you spend a good amount of time in choosing the best one. In case you are planning to have the party outdoors, make sure you have contingency planes incase there is bad weather. Setting up an outdoor canopy is a great idea and will be incredibly beneficial in case there is wet weather on that day. The canopy will not go to waste on a hot sunny day since it can be used to provide shade from the sun.