How to Plan an Adult Party?
Parties for grownups require different planning approach compared to planning for children’s parties. Adult parties pose different challenges but could be comparably less complicated and enjoyable than children’s parties.
If you are planning for an adult party, you are most likely going to be part of it instead of focusing too much on micromanaging every small details.
Not unless you are a professional party or event organizer who is hired to organize an adult event, you try to have some fun and enjoy the party.
There are several things that you need to consider when organizing an adult party. By assessing these various considerations, you will have the opportunity to successfully implement your plan. You can carefully tailor the theme of the party based on the tastes and general temperaments of your invited guests. You will also be able to maximize your resources and prevent wasting time.
Here are the various factors that you need to consider when planning a party.
1.) Type of party - The type of party is the central consideration when planning for that party. Most of the other factors will directly depend on the type of party. Generally speaking, an adult party could either be a generic spontaneous party or an occasion-specific party. It could be as simple as the spontaneous agreement among friends to go bar hopping. If this is the case, it does not require planning.
It simply needs that you and your friends have sufficient funds.. It does not even need proper budgeting. On the other hand, if it is an occasion-dependent party such as a birthday party or a wedding reception party, you will need proper planning and preparation that could take several days or even months.
The larger and complex that party that you are planning, the more time it requires in the planning and preparation stage. A wedding party, for instance, may take up to a year to plan and prepare, depending on the number of guests and budget. The party themes for adults will largely depend on the type of party.
2.) The main person or persons who is celebrating - The person who is the main reason of the planned party celebration may either be you or someone else that you want to surprise and please. It could be a colleague at the workplace, a boss, a friend, a relative, your romantic partner or your parents.
You should consider the personal tastes and temperaments of the person for whom you are preparing the party. Aside from the specific party supplies, the type of food is very crucial.
You must prepare food items that are preferable to the one celebrating the party. The food items should not cause allergies and other possible medical complications. It should also not against the religious beliefs of the person. For instance, if you want to surprise a Muslim friend on his or her birthday, you should not include bacon or any pork-related food in the menu.
3.) Guest list - The number and the backgrounds of your intended guests should be carefully considered to avoid overshooting the budget and also to avoid possible conflicts.
For instance, you cannot possibly invite all your relatives in your wedding reception, especially if there are members of your clan who are not in good terms.
You may screen out those whom you do not know personally and focus only on friends and close relatives.
4.) Invitations - Once you have determined the guests that you intend to invite, you can then start sending invitations. You may use various means to invite guests such as using traditional invitation cards, verbal invitations, and online invitations such as through emails and Facebook event page.
If you are planning for a large party such as a class reunion, you may also advertise in the newspapers, radio and television if the budget permits it.
5.) Themes - A party may not necessarily have a theme but a theme could make a party more exciting, fun and memorable. The theme will determine the venue, decor, type of food, music, entertainment, games, party hats and costumes. Some of the themes that you can use include the following: Fiesta Theme, Mardi Gras Theme, Western Theme, NASCAR Theme, Casino Theme, Luau Theme, Hollywood Party, Outdoor BBQ Party, Golf Outing Party, Roaring 20's Party, 50's Theme, 60's Woodstock Theme, 70's Disco Theme and 80's Theme.
6.) Budget - Only after you have considered the various other factors that you can begin to have a bird’s eye view or estimate of the budget. You should consider if you can afford the initial estimate or if you need to reduce the cost. You may search for more cost-effective suppliers, reduce the number of guests or change the venue and food menu.