Ask Away...: How To Make Your Life Easier When Arranging A Themed Party

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

How To Make Your Life Easier When Arranging A Themed Party



If you are in charge of arranging a party then it can be worrying to know how you are going to get everything right. The best thing you can do is make sure that you get everything arranged as soon as possible, with plenty of notice to change things if they go wrong.
The internet is packed full of information which means that finding local suppliers, researching venues and even inviting people to your party can be done from the comfort of your own home.

This definitely helps to take the pressure off when it comes to arranging a party.


Getting Organised

One of the first things you need to do is sit down and have a think about what you need to arrange. Have a look online for party checklists for ideas and inspiration. You should make a list of your own, of everything that needs to be done between now and your partying happening. This allows you to keep track of where you are at and what else needs doing for the party to run smoothly.

What is Your Theme?

You should have a think about what theme you would your party to be. There are loads of ideas online for this, so don't be put off if you can't think of anything straight away. If you are arranging a party on behalf of someone else then think about what they would like. Is there an area that they admire or a type of music that they like? There are so many ideas out there for party themes so finding something that matches your needs should not be too much hassle. It is a little easier if you're arranging your own party, but you should still research theme party options to make sure you make the right decision.


What Does A Theme Involve?

When it comes to a theme party, you can go as extensive or as simple with the idea as possible. You could go for just a fancy dress party or you can go all out and decorate the whole room with props and decorations. If you're going to go all out then make sure that you give yourself plenty of time to arrange this.

The best idea for this is to design a theme far in advance and start to pick up little bits and pieces as you see them. This will give you  the best chance of getting some amazing props without having to worry too much about the costs!

Going All The Way

If you decide to go all out when it comes to arranging a party then getting a party planner on board could be a great choice for you. Party planners are usually experienced in this field which means that they can help with all of the arrangements. They could also have contacts and links with local businesses that can help with providing goods for your party, so they are well worth considering!
It can be a good idea to hire a party planner that you are able to work alongside. Otherwise, you could miss out on some of the party arranging fun.

What Party Theme Should I Choose?

There are thousands of ideas when it comes to arranging parties, so the choice is yours.

Decade Parties - Go for a party dedicated to an era that you enjoy. 60's, 70's, 80's or 90's parties are really popular.

Media - Think about TV shows and films that you might like and arrange something around this. Alice in Wonderland, Disney, modern film etc. are all good party theme ideas.

Superheroes - You can either get everyone to dress up the same or simply open up the idea as 'superheroes' and get people to pick their own outfits.

Pick a Letter - A really easy way to pick a theme is simply to pick a letter from the alphabet. You can then just ask your guests to dress up as something beginning with this letter.

Seasonal Parties - Depending on the time of year you might want to arrange a seasonal party. A valentines ball or a Halloween party for example.

Buying Costumes

Whatever theme you choose for your party you'll need to start shopping for costumes. When you head over to fancy dress websites they usually have all of their options broken down into different  categories and sections. This helps make life much easier when it comes to what you want. If you have any recommended fancy dress sites you could always include the details of this on your invite. That way you're making costume finding as easy as possible for your guests.
There are different places that you can buy fancy dress costumes from. There are loads of party magic fancy dress costumes out there for you to choose from. Leave yourself plenty of time to find a costume and it should be no problem at all!
Organising a Party

Once you have decided on a theme and looked for costumes you need to think about actual party items. So, for example, what catering do you need for your party and are you going to be providing drinks? It can seem a bit daunting when you get started, but once you get going it can be a really fun project to get stuck in with.

If you're in charge of arranging a party then try to make sure everything is arranged as early as possible. The last thing you want is to be left running around at the last minute trying to organise things. Also by being organised and arranging this in advance, you get the opportunity to fix things if things go wrong.

Once you have ticked everything off of your list you can then sit back and relax. As it is your party you also want to make sure that you have a good time. So get everything checked off of your list and get on with having a good time, after all you have worked so hard to make it happen!





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