Planning a large event can be stressful and exhausting, and when you’re looking for party hire, Melbourne has loads of options. There are so many things to consider and forgetting one key component could render your party a flop. Here are five tips to make planning your party a breeze.
1. Choose a theme
Selecting a theme brings everything together and will help when it comes to selecting decor, menus, furniture, venue etc. This way you can easily condense your todo lists and possibly find the majority of what you need from one place.
2. Guest list and invites
If your event is going to be particularly large you will want to sort out the guest list in advance. This is especially true of corporate events as you may have to consider clients and friends of the company as well as employees. Try putting together a few guest lists, an A list and a B list perhaps. Popping these lists into a spreadsheet is a great way to keep track of who can and cannot attend. If you include email addresses in the spreadsheet you can easily send out invites to your event, which will save you a good deal of money and is better for the environment.
Make sure you know exactly what your budget is and ensure everything is covered. Catering, decorations, party favours and so on can add up quickly so make sure you know where your money is going.
When it comes to catering there is always a worry of dietary requirements. Of course, always ask your guests for specific needs, but just to be safe try to have something for everyone. A vegetarian table is always a great idea with a few vegan options. It might also be wise to provide a some gluten-free food as well as other allergen-friendly treats.
5. Get professional help
The easiest way to throw a party is to find an event hire company. When you have one company to take care of your table and chair hire, glass hire and cutlery hire in one fell swoop you can say goodbye to roaming Kmart and Target looking for deals. Hiring items for your party is cheaper and means once your party is over you don’t need to find somewhere to put hundreds of used glasses or knives and forks.