There are many hints and tips pages on line covering just
about every subject so some of the advice found here may also
be repeated else where. The hints and tips given here is learnt
from our own experience and not copied from other websites
however you should always use your own best judgment and this
advice may or may not be of use to you.
If you are in the early stages of planning a party its best
to deal with things in a logical, yet simple order. When you
are planning a party there are three main things
to think about first and a few other less important things
to plan for later.
Plan your party
The first and most important thing to think about is your
guests. Without your guests there is no party so making a
rough draught of the guest list is an essential first step. From the guests list you will an idea of numbers to expect, so finding a suitable party venue and deciding on the catering will be easier. Its also true that everyone will need to put your special occasion in their diary so giving as much notice as possible is a key to ensuring all the people you want to come to your party are not already booked.
The next thing is you need to think about is the party venue.
You will need to find a venue which is suitable for both the
occasion and will meet the needs of your guests. From the number of people on your guests list you will have an idea of how big the venue will need to be. You will also need to consider if the party
venue you have in mind is not on the ground floor, steep steps
may not be suitable if you have less able guests attending
your party. If its a family party you should also consider
the area around the venue and check its safe for children.
Its likely throughout the event smokers will venture to the
outside world and doors may be left open so unsupervised kids can wonder off.
The size or capacity of the party venue is a very important
consideration. If you are expecting only 30 guests a venue that can hold 200 will seem cold and not generate a nice friendly party atmosphere. Likewise a venue that's
too small will not give your guests space to relax and will seem claustrophobic. A party venue should not have acers of unused space but still be big enough to give everyone room to circulate.
The venue lighting is a very important consideration,
at most parties the dancing doesn't really get going until
it gets dark, so you need a way to control the lights onto
the dance floor. Parties during the summer months always benefit
by having a way to shut out the light. Check your party venue
for skylights that cannot be covered and a way to turn some
of the lights off but still leaving one or two on. Dimmer
switches are best.
Later you will need to think about such things as how you
are going to cater for your guests, how you are going to decorate
the party venue or what outfit you are going to wear but organising
the party entertainment should come first. The reason for
this is that after the party everyone will remember if there
was lots of dancing but hardly anyone will remember what they
ate, drank or what the room looked like. The party entertainment
is the thing that will help make your occasion the special
celebration you are planning for.
We believe the most economical and versatile form of party
entertainment is with a mobile disco and obviously we hope
you would book a mobile disco with us. However if you do not
please check our DJ hire page
for some tips on choosing the right mobile disco. It may be
the case you feel different forms of party entertainment would
be better suited to your occasion or may wish to hire more
than one type of entertainment. For the contact details other
party entertainers please visit our links page.