Will you soon be celebrating a milestone anniversary? Do you have a graduate heading off to college? Is your significant other, best friend, or mom hitting a major birthday this year? Now is a great time to start party planning. After all, spring will be here before you know it. Make sure you’re ready to celebrate in style, by taking steps to plan the perfect party, whatever the special occasion.
What Do You Need to Do Now?
The first step in planning any party is getting a general idea of the guestlist, so that you can then lock down the perfect party venue. Sure, planning decorations and picking a cake are fun, but you can’t send out invites until you have nailed down the right party space. Since invites should really be mailed a few months in advance, now is the best time to look at how many people you hope to invite, and then look at potential party venues.
For many families, hosting a party at home simply isn’t practical, either because of a lack of space or because of the added stress it would cause trying to have the house clean and decorated (especially if the party is a surprise). You should also consider whether there is enough parking for your proposed guestlist. If not, it’s time to consider renting a special event venue.
Reasons to Consider a Venue?
A designated party venue can actually be beneficial in several ways.
- You don’t have to worry about having your house ready for lots of guests. You also don’t have to warn the neighbors about the extra traffic.
- It may prove to be as affordable to rent a venue, as it would be to rent tables, chairs, and other necessities to host a large party at your home.
- Surprise parties are particularly hard to pull off at the person’s house. Choosing a venue gives you the ability to go decorate ahead of time, and also to make sure all the guests can arrive without being spotted.