Throwing a large party, whether it is a milestone birthday, a graduation party, or a wedding, can be a lot of work. Unfortunately, the host who creates the most spectacular, memorable, and downright entertaining event is often the one having the least fun. More often than not, they too busy juggling tasks like sending out party invites or cleaning up after the event, to actually enjoy their own party. However, with a little advance planning, a smart host can throw a magnificent and effortless celebration. Here are five things you’ll need to consider to pull off a party that’s remembered for all the right reasons.
If you’re hosting a large party, you may not have enough room for everyone in your own house. This is a good time to set up tents and canopies that keep your guests out of intense sun or wind. If temperatures are on the rise, consider renting portable air conditioners to keep the tents cool. Also, don’t forget to use landscape features like arbors or shady trees to your advantage.
Break out the Furniture
Large parties require more furniture than you may have on hand. A convenient solution is to rent what you’ll need. A reputable party planning company should have should have everything you need on hand, from chairs to dining and buffet tables. You’ll also need chair covers and table linens that work with the décor scheme. Outdoor parties can be lit up with springtime pastels or summery bright colors. Indoor parties, particularly those held at night, should be balanced with light shades.
Set the mood with atmospheric lighting and clever staging to bring a room to life. You can get more creative with centerpieces than just a large and expensive flower display. For instance, a glass vase filled with colorful apples, oranges or lemon adds a quirky touch. While you’re at it, consider using an eye-catching focal point. You can work with features already in your home or yard. Alternatively, splurge on an ice sculpture or fire pit to add excitement to the party. If you’re planning to have music, don’t forget to rent some removable flooring so your guests have a safe and appealing zone to dance.
A Feast Fit for Royalty
For a large get-together, don’t get overwhelmed by the task of feeding so many people. Consider hiring a catering company who will work with you to design a customized and satisfying menu that’s within your budget. Catering will also provide all the silverware, glassware, plates, and serving equipment that you’ll need. If you want to include a staffed bar, a professional bartender can craft fun cocktails, both alcoholic and virgin drinks.
Don’t despair when you look over your post-party home and yard. It may be a bit of a mess but event planning companies offer you the easy solution. Their services may include getting catering staff to clean up the dining area, maid services that will get everything tidied up in a hurry, and assistants who will remove heavy equipment.
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