4 Tips for Planning a Summer Party
Summer is just around the corner and with that comes lots of fun summer parties. Whether you choose to hold your event indoors or out, serve dinner or desserts, invite a crowd or a select few, there’s quite a bit of planning that goes into a great summer party. Follow these tips when planning your event to ensure success.
First things first, you have to let your guests know about your event early enough. Send out invitations outlining a few key points. Make sure people know the date and time, location, attire, and if they should bring anything. The summer months are busy for most people, ample notice is necessary to ensure your guests will be able to make it. Send out your invites with plenty of time if you want your guests to come. In general, you should send out invitations three weeks in advance.
Plan the Theme
Decide on a theme and go from there. Food, decorations, and games can all be planned around one idea. Be sure to include the theme on your invitations as well. Whether you’re looking to do a luau, BBQ, movie night, pool party, or any other summer party, plan out the:
- Food – make sure your food, even if it’s just snacks, sticks in your theme.
- Weather – an outdoor luau can quickly go south with bad weather. Have a backup plan for any outdoor party.
- Decorations – choose the right decorations that stick with your theme. You can do as little or as much as you want here. Even a small amount of theme decorating goes a long way.
Depending on what you’re looking for, party rental is often a better option than buying the equipment you need. Rather than trying to buy speciality items, tables and chairs you’re only going to use once, or a garbage can big enough to accommodate your group, consider equipment rental first.
Planning a party can be stressful. Break down the stress of the actual day by doing as much as you can beforehand. Plan food dishes that can be prepared the night before so you only need to do a few things to warm up and set out. Don’t forget to ask guests to bring something to go along with your main dish, the host doesn’t have to do it all!
Start planning your summer party. No matter how big or how detailed you want it to be, it’s easier to start planning early. Get your guest list together and create a memorable event for your friends and family!