Party Planning

Planning for an upcoming event can be overwhelming!  Here is a short checklist to help you out for your big day:

Venue - Depending on whether you choose an indoor or an outdoor location will change what food you will serve and what decorations you will require.  If outside, do you have to mind a spot at a park hours before your event?  Do you need to be mindful of BBQ Facilities, Toilets, Playground access for little ones?

Catering - After deciding where you want to hold your event, this is probably the next biggest decision.  If outside, what facilities do you need to prepare your food choices?  Is the weather expected to be hot or cold?  Do you need disposible tableware?

Decorations - The easiest solution with Decorations is to decide on a party theme.  If you are having a Hen's Night - bright pinks, blacks and silver are popular choices.  Superhero parties tend to be bright blues, reds and yellows.  Princess parties are often pinks and silver, however with the introduction of Frozen these colours have grown to include whites, light blues, purples and teals.  After choosing your party theme, its simply a process of discovering colours to complement your theme, such as greens, yellows and browns for a western theme, black, white and red for a racing car theme, etc.  Popular decorations include:
 

Streamers Balloons Hanging Swirls Tablecovers Scatters / Confetti
Centrepieces Wall Cutouts Scene Setters Cupcake Stands Party Favours
Costumes Props Picks Inflatables Banners
Balloon Ribbons Balloon Ties Hats Blowouts / Horns Lolly / Loot Bags
Candles Napkins Cutlery Plates Cups

 

Preparation - The earlier you start planning the smoother the process will be!  Think about your location, do you have access to tables and chairs or will you need to hire / bring your own?  Do you need to supply picnic blankets?  Will you need platters to serve your food on? Who will be serving your food or will you have a buffet?  Popular catering items include:

 

Aluminium Trays Platters Platter Lids Foam Cups Serving Tongs
Salad Servers Cake Cutters Aluminium Foil Plastic Cling Film Cake Stands
Coffee Stirrers Cocktail Napkins Food Picks Cupcake Wrappers Plastic Glasses
Disposible Wipes Food Netting Garbage Bags BBQ Equipment Sunscreen
Bottle Openers Ice Coolers Salad Bowls Cake Boxes Cleaning Cloths