Monday, 10 September 2018
How to Organise a Stress-Free Special Event
Large family events such as land mark Birthday parties and Christenings can be challenging to arrange, each of my children have had beautiful Christening parties and I was so lucky to have the help of my mum who is amazing at organizing parties. I don't think i would have been able to do it on my own!
Along the way i picked up some ideas that may make these special events slightly more stress free and i'd love to share these ideas with my readers :-)
There isn't anything worse than running out of time when you need it most. It's best to plan events in advance rather than leaving yourself short on time. Give yourself longer than you think you may need just to be sure. On the day of the event, if you are thinking of booking a hall or social club be prepared to pay extra for more set up time. You'll be glad of extra time to prepare before the guests arrive!
Hire a Caterer
Cooking and preparing food for a large amount of people is probably the most stressful thing about holding such an event. What if there's not enough food? What if the food goes cold? Take all these worries away by hiring a caterer and let them take care of the food. You will still be able to have a say in what food you would like served and you'll be able to sit back and relax knowing its all taken care of.
Send Invites Out Early
Summer time events can be worrying as many people go on holiday and wont be able to make the event, you then start worrying that there wont be many people. Send invites out in plenty of time so you know before hand how many to cater for. You'll be glad you did!
Ebay Party Decor
Don't spend a fortune in high street stores such as Clintons, you can purchase party balloons, Helium balloons, Banners, Bunting and other decor from Ebay, you will also have a better choice and can even get personalized decor. I use Ebay for my children's party decor every time and never pay too much :-)
I've been to weddings and parties where i've had to stand for a long time due to there not being enough seating! Its probably the worst thing that can happen! Always make sure you have enough seats and tables before the event. Extra's can be hired if needed.
Do you have any Party organisation tips? I'd love to hear from you in the comments :-)