From renting restroom trailers for events to having food perfectly prepared, a lot of hard work goes into planning a party. That being said, there are plenty of steps you can take to make the whole process easier and more fun! Here are 4 fail-proof tips for making your event a smash.
Play Music for Everyone
Everybody has different musical tastes, so take some time before the event to get to know what your guests like to listen to. If you can, get at least one entry per guest for either their favorite artist or song; from here, you can create a playlist that includes something that everybody enjoys. If you’re not able to do this, don’t worry — there are countless variety radio stations available online, and they’re a generally good crowd pleaser.
Be Ready for Cleanup
When people get together, things are going to get messy! Try to get ahead of the game by having plenty of trash cans dispersed throughout the venue for guests to use; likewise, keep ample sanitizing wipes and paper towels at the ready in case you need to clean up a mess. It’s a good idea to keep guests stocked with hand sanitizer and napkins to stay clean throughout the night, and you might want to go a step further and stock up on disposable cutlery, plates and paper towels as well. The more you prepare now, the less you’ll have to clean later.
Cater to Dietary Needs
Check with your guests well ahead of time and find out if anybody eats by specific dietary standards. Some of your attendees may be vegan, vegetarian, ketogenic, paleo, gluten-free or have food allergies. Others might not be able to eat certain dishes for religious reasons. Regardless, make sure you know how and what your guests like to eat and try to build a menu that offers something for everyone.
Remember to Have Fun
Just because you’re in charge of hosting the event doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy yourself! Take a break to sit down and relax wherever you can afford it, and make sure you’re eating and staying hydrated throughout the festivities. If you can, take a moment to mingle with your guests and enjoy the music. You deserve it!
No matter what you’re celebrating, a little consideration and some extra planning can go a very long way in making your event a wild success.