The perfect party needs effect planning. To avoid any mishaps on the day of the party check out these tips.
What is the budget?
Do not start placing orders and inviting people without figuring out your budget. Sit down and put pen to paper to figure out if you can afford the extra decorations, food items and inviting that family that live down the street whom you hardly know. You need to allocate money for invitations, cake and other food items, gifts, drinks, party favors or props, decorations, entertainment and rental for the party space.
Make the appointments
Once you have figured out the budget for the party, it is important that you go ahead and make your bookings. Start with looking for those who are specializing in party food catering Sydney if you planning not to prepare the food by yourself and go through all that trouble. You can also go ahead and hire someone to do the invitations too. That is if you are not planning to do the invitations yourself. If you are going for special and fancy party food including gourmet, you might have to find those who are specialized in gourmet catering. This also means huge bump in the budget too. Click here to view more information.
Make up the guest list
This might actually depend on your party’s budget. See if you can allocate the exact number of people in your mind. Separate the invitees of the party into two under “definitely” and “maybe”. You can allow the invitees labelled “maybe” if your budget allows it. Think about the real purpose of the party and see if a certain invitee actually needs to be invited. For an instance, there is no point in inviting your colleagues to a get together for neighbors. This way you can actually reduce the number of invitees and things will go more smoothly.
Where is the party
The space you have available should also decide the number of guests. If you are planning to host the party at your home, you should make arrangements to accommodate the guests. You can use the seating arrangements you already have at home or you can arrange the backyard with rented seating options. Also know that you have to match the types of food you are serving with your seating options. For instance, you cannot serve steak if you plan to make the guests sit on your couches.
Do you need helpers?
See if you need any helpers for the party. You can ask help from a relative, a neighbor or even a hired waiter. You might be the hostess of the year but you cannot do five things at once.