Throwing the hottest party of the summer is more than just having cocktails by the pool. To really throw an event that others will remember, it is important that careful planning goes into your soiree. You want to make sure that every little detail, including the invitations, décor, entertainment, guest list, food, cocktails, and activities, are different from other events being thrown among your circle of friends. Booking everything ahead of time, getting help from an experienced party planner, thinking outside of the box, and finding ways to involve your guests can ensure that your party is one that will be talked about for a long time afterward.
Don’t wait until the last minute to set a theme, decoration scheme, guest list, venue, and other important details for your party. You want to send your invitations out at least three to four weeks ahead of time, possibly more. Guests are likely to be busy in the summer, so giving them advanced notice can ensure that you have a good turnout. Before you send out invitations, try to develop a unique theme that will draw your guests’ attention. Avoid going generic, such as having a backyard barbecue, luau, or camping-themed outing. Think about what you and your guests will enjoy and theme your event around that. For example, if you and your friends are cosplayers, think about a summer-themed costume party. For guests of a certain age, theme your events around a certain decade, such as the ‘80s or ‘90s, but add a twist to it, such as throwing an old-school hip-hop dance party. Developing a theme ahead of time will allow you to find or create your own decorations that fit with that theme. Planning early can also ensure that your guests have the right costumes or accessories if they want to get into the spirit.
If you are planning a party in the New York, Northern New Jersey, Connecticut, or Long Island area, having help from an experienced company such as Brooklyn party rentals can help with the planning process. If you don’t have a great deal of experience with party planning, there may be details that you aren’t considering, such as sound and lighting equipment or silverware and plates. A party-planning company can not only help you to secure the right venue for your event but also odds-and-ends that you need to make your party successful. This will make the planning, implementation, and even the cleanup process easier for you because the company can help with every step in the process. There may even be something you aren’t considering, such as a potential theme, entertainer, or venue, that a party planner can help to guide you to and to make happen.
Out-of-the-Box Thought Process
To make your party memorable, you want to come up with ideas that your guests haven’t seen before. Often, it is the little details, such as the types of invitations you send out or the entertainer that you book, that will make your event different from other summer parties. Tying small details into your theme can help. For example, if you are planning a theme party based on a specific TV show or movie, try to find invitations, entertainment, decorations, and activities that other fans would recognize. If you take the time to focus on small details, such as the wording you use in your invitations, other like-minded individuals will notice the amount of time and effort that went into it. They will also be more likely to discuss a special element, such as a well-known or obscure costumed entertainer when talking about your party.
These days, partygoers want an experience when they go to an event. This is why it has increasingly become important to bring interactive elements such as photo opp areas, scavenger hunts, murder mystery games, costume contests, or sports activities. You want to come up with ideas that allow guests to take pictures and post to their social media. Having a special hashtag can help to create a buzz around your party. It may also be the venue that is interactive. If you have your event at a space such as a ballpark, a winery, or an escape room, your guests will become part of the action.
Investing time into planning and implementing your summer party can make the difference between being one in many summer events or standing out from the crowd. If you get help from an experienced party-planning company, start coming up with ideas early and make your party different and interactive, you are more likely to create an engaging event that is the talk of your social circle.