We all know there are two kinds of parties. There’s the pizza and cake kind and then there are parties you and your guests will remember for many years to come. When planning large scale event or a party, you’re going to need much more than just a couple of balloons and some pizza. You’re going to need to plan it out and get some help to make it all happen successfully. Luckily, we have planned some pretty big parties in our day and we know exactly what you need to make your event the magical memory you want everyone to have.
On the one hand you may consider doing everything yourself because you are a capable individual with many years of experience attending other people’s parties, right? You must be thinking, how hard can this be. It’s just a party. All you need is a couple of chairs and tables, some music and a large order from your favorite fast food takeout place. It looked simple enough when Jim did it for his birthday party last year. Well, we have news for you. It always looks easy when you’re the guest that’s showing up. But it’s a whole different ball game when you’re doing the planning.
Just remember, when the party is over and the guests are driving home, they will either be praising you for your party throwing skills, the awesome food, the music and great setup or they will be complaining about how awful the experience was and how they will never come to any of your parties ever again.
Let us help you leave a great impression with your guests and loved once so that they will keep coming back every time you throw a big event.
Leave it to the Pros
If you are hosting a large event, your best bet is to delegate each job to someone who knows what they’re doing. That is why we recommend hiring professionals. Knowing what you need for your big event is not rocket science. Everyone knows you have to seat your guests somewhere so tables and chairs should be first on your list. Now that they’re all sitting down, we can safely assume they will eventually get hangry. That is why serving some food would definitely make everyone happy. But even with all the food in the world, your party will be a big boring social gathering without any alcohol. So, let’s go ahead and add some wine to the menu.
After filling up their tummies and relaxing with some wine, the next best thing is to go dancing. Which means we’re going to need a music band, and a host to liven up the party. And because our party is elegant and classy, we will want to setup a professional dance floor and a beautiful staging area for the music band and the host.
Food & Drinks
Unless you’re a world-renowned professional chef, are going to want to hire a catering company which will take care of all your food and drink requirements for your party. When you hire a caterer, you are taking care of multiple services at once. They will prepare a delicious menu with a assortment of different types of foods and platters. They will decorate the seating area with center pieces, ornaments, and other decorative accessories to make your party stand out. But that’s not all. They will also provide the waiters and busboys service all your guests, distribute the food as well as clean up after them. Many catering services will even go as far as wrapping up doggy bags for the guests. And seriously, who doesn’t love doggy bags?
Music & Entertainment
As you may already know, not every party consists of just family and friends. For instance, if the party in question is a wine tasting or a corporate event, chances are there will be very few people that know each other. So, no matter how well you plan the seating arrangements, there will not be a lot of socializing going on. That is unless you hire a great party host who will keep everyone on their toes and entertained. With the right party host and a great music band, your guests will be excited and occupied all through out the entire party. After all, if they’re eating delicious food, drinking red wine, and dancing to they’re favorite song, then it sounds like the party is going well.
Seems like we’ve got the food and entertainment covered, but let’s take a step back for a moment and talk about all the things behind the scenes that really make up your party. Yes, we’re talking about the tables, chairs, dance floor and staging which are absolutely vital to any party or big event. You can either take several trips to your local furniture discount store and buy everything you need or you can once again reach out to the professionals who have been doing this for years and have the experience and the equipment to me it all possible.
We recommend reaching out to a party rental company near you. Before you do however, you may need to do a little bit of research on who they are. Not every party rental company is the same. Before choosing you may want to read some reviews and get some feedback from others who have used these companies. You may also want to see if they have a reputable online presence with pictures and videos showing their job performance.
Luckily for us, the local company we used was amazing to work with. They were very well know in the community and were recommended to us. They had a team of professionals who showed up time and in no time assembled a beautiful glossy white dance floor and a very elegant and presentable looking stage for our musicians. They examined all their tables and chairs before delivering them to us and they cleaned up after the party.
That is the kind of experience you want to expect from the company you choose.