5 November 2012
The “Planning a Party” Process
To throw a successful, entertaining, and fun party that won’t be forgotten, there are three very important aspects to remember; they are as follows: the music, the food & drinks, and the people. Without these three components, a party won’t be memorable and soon will be forgotten. One must have all three of these things and just like Frank Sinatra’s song, “Love and Marriage’, “You can’t have one without the other.” Planning a party can be stressful, but if you start with enough time, enough money and enough people to help you plan or at least be there, then this party can be a huge, memorable, success.
First things first, pull out the calendar, making sure you have the correct year and month. It’s easy to look at the wrong date, believe it or not. Be sure to take into
consideration your friends and families birthdays and anniversaries, as well as any holidays that are in the near future. It is helpful to make a few phone calls to the people you’d like to see there, to make sure they can attend the chosen date. Once that is finished, it’s now time to pick out invitations, whether paper or electronic and send as soon as possible with the categories, who, what, where, when and why, always providing a phone number and R.S.V.P date.
Choosing a band or D.J. or even having an iPod playlist handy with speakers to carry throughout the home or venue is very important. When choosing the music, think of not only what you’d like to hear but what others would like to hear. Having a wide range of music is the best choice, so that everyone, no matter what, will hear at least a couple songs that are pleasant to their ears. Picking songs that are easy on the ears, and cause for a bit of dancing or movement of the body is a good thing. If you can get most people to even start a little toe tap, means you did well in song choice.
Once you’ve booked the music, it’s time to look at your...