How do you feel about planning parties? When it comes to planning any type of party, it can feel like a lot to do and a lot of pressure, particularly if you have never done it before. Even for a party planner, putting together an event like a corporate party can be a lot of work. Either way, you want to get it right.
There are tons of details to get down and things to consider. Today we’ve got you covered. We’ve put together a simple guide– a checklist with all of the details that you need to plan and throw a corporate party. Read on to find out more!
Get Started As Soon As You Can
Planning a party takes a lot of effort. It makes sense for you to get started as soon as you can in order to have enough time to get everything done. Waiting until the last minute to get anything done is going to make everything that much more stressful, so try and get your planning started as early as possible for the best results.
Brainstorm What You Need
Any party is going to need a bit of the same common details sorted out before it can started. This usually includes some type of venue– usually something like a full-service event and party venue. You’re also going to need to nail down a date and a time span and then book the venue accordingly.
Of course, you’re going to want to see the venues in person as websites and brochures do not always do them justice. Brainstorm what you’re going to need, from tables and chairs to catering to entertainment and even electrical outlets. You may even need places that have permits and to check capacity, so don’t forget about that.
Settle on the Food
First of all, you may be given guidelines on where to go with the food or it may be up to you. It depends on how particular the people that want you to throw the party are! At the end of the day, most parties have some appetizers, but they usually have something a little more substantial offered as well. If the party is going to be two to four hours and occurs during mealtime, you may want to look into catering and other options for the venue. They may be included or you may have to book them independently; check with the venue before booking to be sure.
Make the Big List
Creating a big list of everything that you have to do is going to be key when it comes to staying on top of your party planning. You’re going to have a lot of errands to run and things to take care of, so you can put this on paper or in your phone– just don’t lose it! Write down phone numbers and notes on there too for best results so everything’s in one place.
Execute Your Vision
The last thing that you have to do is execute your vision. Make what you have in your head and on your list a reality. Check the things off as you go and make sure that everything is constantly on track for the big event and you should find that the party goes off without a hitch (as long as everyone is paid and shows up– book reliable vendors).