First things first, no point in planning a party if there’s no money in the bank, so always know how much you want to spend and set a budget. Make a list of all your items and find out how much each will cost. Always source the best price but don’t compromise on quality.
|WILD WILD WEST THEME|
A theme can be very exciting for a great party, from King & Queens, 70’s, 90’s, Sci’fi , All White party, Famous People, Pop Stars, James Bond, Bollywood, Fancy Dress just to mention a few. The theme will set the look and feel of the party and will be a talking point for your guests as they mingle on arrival.
Where you hold your event is very key to having a great party. You might decide to hold your party outdoors but be mindful of the season because heavy rains or heavy winds can spoil even the most organised party.
ATTENTION TO DETAIL
When booking a venue always sit down with the venue manager and go through every detail. Also bear in mind parking, good access to the rest rooms and good lighting around the premises especially at night. Make sure you have good security.
You need to fix a date and ensure that most of your guests will be available when you want to throw that great party. Guest lists can be very stressful especially if it’s a large party, so take your time to do them. Send a ‘’Save the date’’ message with a teaser about the event to create excitement and then send the invitation card.
So now you’ve planned your party, the event day has finally arrived and your guests are anticipating a great time. Make sure their first impressions has that WOW factor which is normally the smiling ushers and a great ambiance.
LET ME ENTERTAIN YOU
Never leave your guests isolated. Keep their excitement and anticipation up while they wait for the main event. Consider entertainment such as a jazz band or light music on arrival.
You can select anything that suits the occasion from a DJ, full band, steel band, comedy, soloist, poetry, flotary and don’t forget to add some fun party games like the limbo, follow the leader or Karaoke.
Food is another factor that makes a great party. Delicious food doesn’t have to cost much but to play safe always choose recommended professional caterers. If you’re having a buffet, make sure that there are enough serving points because long queues can spoil the atmosphere of the party. Make sure there’s enough drinks for your guests and plenty of chilled water. Staff should demonstrate the highest etiquette.
Music can make or break the atmosphere of a party. Match your DJ to your audience. Some DJ’s specialize in Old Skool, others in traditional native music, others in dance gospel and others are great at mixing everything.
DANCE DANCE DANCE
So, the party is in full swing. Everyone’s had plenty to eat and drink and the entertainment is on point. Guess what? The DJ’s got the crowd dancing around the hall. Next thing we see Lola and Ngo battling to moves on the Dance Floor. The crowd cheer on and sing away to…’’Get down, its Saturday night, Get down its Saturday night. I love to party, everybody does…’ This is a Lagos party at its best.
People always want to feel appreciated for coming to your party so always call them or send a thank you card.
If the tips above sound too exhausting for you or you’re just too busy then you can always hire an event planner like me who has been in the industry since 1997 and delivered all sorts of exciting and memorable events.