Planning an Exciting Event

Event planning can be an overwhelming process, but the feeling of success after an event is well worth the effort. If you are going to be hosting or planning an event, there are plenty of ways that you can ensure the event goes smoothly. Guests will be impressed with the attention to detail, and you will feel proud as attendees rave about your menu and entertainment.

Make a Guest List
The first step is to make a list of potential guests. Once you have determined your list of attendees, then you can plan an appropriate menu. Having a list of guests will also help you choose the entertainment. Decide if your event will be for adults only, or if children will be present. Children may require special menu arrangements.

Choose the Menu
You will need to decide if you want to serve a variety of appetizers, or if you want to serve a full meal. You may be able to offer enough appetizers and finger foods to satisfy your guests. Chicken tenders, meatballs and finger sandwiches can be satisfying choices. You should also offer a vegetable tray and a fruit tray, as well as a couple of dessert options. If you opt to serve a full dinner, then you should offer a couple of entrée choices to ensure guests are satisfied. You may want to consider offering a vegetarian option as well.

Select the Entertainment
If you are having your party at a local venue, then you may want to consider hiring a live band. A disc jockey may work better for smaller locations. If your party is at your home, then you may simply program a playlist into a music player. Having music at the event can enhance the atmosphere and add to the fun.

As your guests leave, you may want to consider passing out small favors. You could use a bottle labeler to personalize bottles of flavored soda, or you could pass out colorful pairs of sunglasses. If your party has a theme, then your favor may coordinate with the theme. Guests will appreciate the extra effort that you have put into planning a successful event.

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