Are you new to planning parties in NYC? Do you find it stressful even thinking about where to start? If so, these tips from a top party planner will help you make planning your party completely stress-free and, more importantly, fun.
Organize yourself — Being organized from the beginning will go a long way towards keeping your stress levels under control. The best way to do that is with lists of every job you have to do, and every party-related item you need to buy. Make lists of people you have invited too, and mark them off as they RSVP.
Theme parties — While novice party planners think having a theme party adds an extra level of work, it actually does not. Being able to fit everything you do into a particular theme makes organizing a party much easier and, of course, more fun.
Official invitations are lovely — People love to get official invitations to parties in the mail. It makes them feel special. Buy or make beautiful invitations, and send one to everyone you want to come. More people will usually RSVP on time this way as well, making your job even easier.
Easy appetizers — Choose two or three simple but fresh ingredients, and create unusual appetizers using them. This narrows down the amount of work you have to do, as well as things that could go wrong, but can still give you some truly spectacular hors d’oeuvres.
Special drinks — Create a signature cocktail for your event, whether is is a special kind of margarita or an unusual wine spritzer. Your guests will love it, and will remember it for years to come. Pair this with a self-serve bar when they arrive, and your party will be the one they remember the most.
Catering for the children — If you are inviting people with children, be sure to make the party fun for them. A special kids’ table with a paper tablecloth they can color on, and fun games will keep them occupied and out of trouble.
Take care of your own needs — Start the party relaxed yourself by taking time to enjoy a glass of wine before the guests arrive. Light candles, have a hot bath and get yourself ready with plenty of time to spare. Your guests will benefit from you being so calm.
Favors are fun — Send your guests home with a party favor. Something small like cookies, a candle, a packet of flower seeds or chocolate will have them leaving feeling even better about the party and how much fun they had.
Hiring corporate event planners in NYC — Of course, if reading this just makes you even more sure you do not want to plan a party, consider hiring one of the event planning companies in NYC instead.
Companies like Twenty Three Layers can take all that stress away from you, and get all your party planning done themselves.
Whether it is a corporate event, an anniversary party, a birthday, a gala or a charity dinner, Twenty Three Layers will take charge of every step of the planning from finding the perfect venue to choosing a great band, a wonderful caterer and the prettiest floral arrangements. All you have to do is show up to greet your guests.