Whether it’s someone’s birthday, you’ve moved into a new house, or you just want to see your friends, there’s nothing quite like planning a party. When you’re throwing a party, it’s important to get organised and ensure that you get the details right. That way, you can enjoy the party too and catch up with people you haven’t seen for a while. Here are some things you need to sort out before guests arrive.
- Stock up on drinks
Whether you’re serving alcohol or soft drinks, you need to get stocked up in advance so you can chill them and get them ready to serve. Order your beers online via the Hairyman Brewery and you can get them delivered to your door, which means you have one less thing to worry about. You might want to get a second fridge or quick cooler so that you can have a steady supply of cold drinks on hand.
- Find the right venue
If you aren’t having a party at home, you’ll need to find a venue that suits. Booking a local restaurant can be ideal if you want to enjoy a meal with friends but might not be suitable if you want to mingle and drink afterwards. A hall can be a good venue for parties, but many of them have quite basic facilities, so you may need to sort out things like catering or even furniture hire. Do some research into venues and find one that suits your needs.
- Consider hiring help
Have more than a dozen guests coming over? It may be worth hiring some help for the evening. You could get help with:
- Setting up the party
- Serving food and drink to guests
- Tidying up while guests are mingling
- Putting things away and cleaning at the end of the night
It can be difficult having a lot of people round your house, as you have to run round tending to their needs, then you are left with a big mess at the end of the night. This is why lots of people hire caterers, waiting staff or simply general helpers, who can carry out ad hoc tasks on the night.
- Make sure you have the right permits
In some cases, you may need to get permits for your event to make sure you don’t fall foul of local laws. For example, if you are organising a street party, you may need to let the local council know, and apply for a temporary licence. If you are serving or selling alcohol, or having live music, these are other examples of when you might need to get a licence. This ensures you don’t have a disaster such as the police showing up because you’ve broken the law.
Parties need to be well organised to be successful. If you have everything organised, you can simply kick back and enjoy yourself, rather than dealing with last minute panics over missing items. Everyone loves a good party, so whatever the occasion, why not get planning today?