So you’re in charge of organizing a big celebration? Where to begin! Perhaps you’re arranging a night on the town, a dinner party or a celebration for a specific special reason. Whatever the occasion is, there are several things you must take care of along the way. Read on to find out what to consider and what to make sure you do. It’ll be worth it when they say their massive thank you’s at the end!
Tailor-make the experience
It can be easy to get carried away with the things that you like best when organizing a celebration for somebody. But be sure to keep their tastes and preferences in mind at every step. This goes for the venue, the food and even little things, like the decorations. Is yellow their favorite color? Arrange balloons in that color. These details, although they might seem small, will really make your guest of honor smile.
Carefully the consider the guest list
You might need to call in help from family and friends on this one. Make sure you’re up-to-date on any current feuds or issues. Inviting a colleague that they’ve recently had a big spat with might not go down well!
Find the perfect venue
Sure you could find the most idyllic place to hold the celebration, but is it practical? Can the guest of honor reach it in a reasonable amount of time? Is it so remote that lots of people won’t be able to get there? A venue is only perfect if these components are considered.
Arrange for a surprise gift
Once again, you’ll need help from others. More specifically, the guests. If it’s a small gathering, you could just gift something for the home, like a special painting. Or, have one of their favorite photographs mounted onto a canvas.
Or, if there is lots of you, consider paying for them to go on a trip you know they will love. Consider buying them a travel gift voucher, rather than the holiday itself. That way they can choose the destination and dates themselves. Or, if budgets are tight, this is an amazing competition prize. You might just have trouble handing it over if you win!
Make sure you’re well-stocked with food and drink.
There are few things worse than running out of drinks just as a celebration is getting into full swing. Same goes for food. Disaster can be prevented if there is local off-license still around the corner. Or if the celebration is being held during the day when the shops are still open. But what about if it’s in the evening, or in the middle of nowhere!
If you have the budget, buy more than you estimate you will need. This guide will help you estimate how much food you need. Or, if the budget is tight, as guests to bring something along. It could just be a dish or a bottle of wine. Either way, make sure you have a reserve stashed away.