Now that the New Year is almost here, it’s time to start thinking about all the things you will do this year with your friends and family. Whether you’re planning a holiday party for your office or just hosting a get-together with good friends, social events are important in our society.
With that said, there are some particular things to keep in mind when planning various outings to help your event go off without a hitch and allow everyone to enjoy themselves.
When choosing a date and time, you want to remember that weekends are usually the best because most people will be available. Plan a few dates well in advance because venues like the Riverhouse at Goodspeed station will get booked up quickly, and you don’t want to miss out!
Also, keep in mind that certain holidays (i.e., New Year, Christmas) are popular times to hold parties and may be difficult to arrange a get-together around due to the number of people traveling during that time.
You don’t want the cost to be your main concern when planning the event, but it’s good to know how much you’re willing and able to spend. Once you know your budget, think about how you’ll pay for what you need. For instance, can any of your guests provide the side dishes if you want a caterer for dinner? Also, consider whether or not any of your guests will be bringing bottles of wine or beer for everyone else.
Once you have a date, time, and budget, you’re ready to decide what type of event you want to plan. The choices are almost limitless.
You can plan a formal dinner party with multiple dishes, elaborate decor, and a sit-down dinner. Or perhaps you want an afternoon BBQ with the main course being hamburgers and hot dogs grilled by family members.
You don’t have to limit yourself to a certain type of event because it will always be what is best for your particular group of friends or family members.
If you’re planning a formal event, like a wedding, then it is advised that you start thinking about the design in advance so that everything is laid out properly. This can make things much easier for the caterer or decorator if you know how much space there is and how much to use for certain things.
If you’re having a more casual affair, pick colors that will look great in the room and be comfortable for everyone. If you’re planning a backyard BBQ with decorations from the local party store, keep it simple and focus on outdoor fun.
If you’re holding an office party, ensure that everyone knows the dress code ahead of time so they don’t arrive underdressed or overdressed. Remember that different places have different expectations; if people come from work, they may be dressed more professionally than if they were coming right after work.