How to plan a professional party!

Paige Tucker | 10th December 2017

Christmas is fast approaching and the winter party month is in full swing. But how about hosting your own party this year? Although it can seem quite daunting, throwing a party can actually be a lot of fun and it will certainly leave your guests impressed. So…were do you begin?

Make your invitation stand out

It will certainly be hard for anyone to say no to an incredible invitation. Whether it’s down to the way you write it or the decoration and thought gone into it, an invitation is the first impression your guests will have of your party. You can go for a classic paper invitation or e-invite or you could get fancy and give them something a little bit different, such as an audio invite or a puzzle invitation. Either way, you need to make sure you ‘wow’ them with the promise of an unforgettable night.

Set a dress code

Nobody wants a professional party full of people in jumpers and ripped jeans, so make sure you set the vibe for your party with a dress code attached to your invite. You dress code doesn’t have to be red carpet attire, it could just be smart casual or if you fancy a quirky party set a fancy dress code such as the great gatsby! If you really want to go all out you could even set a theme for the night, such as a murder mystery party or recreate a night in the Las Vegas casinos.

Get some professional catering equipment

Depending on how serious you are about your parties, it could be worth either renting out or investing in some commercial catering equipment. Doing this will ensure your food will look and taste professional, plus if you hire a chef for the night they will be more than happy to use your top of the range equipment. Also, buying a professional oven, fridge or freezer will ensure you can cater for all of your friends and still have room for more!

Get some live music

Hire out a band or if you know someone who can play an instrument then ask them if they will be the entertainment for the night. This is a great way to keep your guests entertained and if you have a big space, you can create a makeshift dance floor for your guests to have a boogie on. If you can’t hire out any live music then finding a good DJ is always a good idea, especially if you have a specific playlist that you want to dance along to!

Treat your guests to a thank you present

Whilst it isn’t completely necessary to give out favours to your guests, it is such a nice touch and shows them that you are grateful for having them at your event. This is a perfect way to make your party more memorable and stand out from others, also if you are looking to get into the party industry this is a great opportunity to slip in a business card!