Organizing a party is fun, but it also means you start worrying about being in charge of everyone’s good time. As a result, you start making mistakes that can ruin the success of your event.
So, here are some common mistakes people make that you should avoid while organizing a party.
Not Starting Party Planning Early Enough
The expression that “time waits for no man” is true. Some things are inevitable, like birth and death, but there are certain things that man can control and manage, like party planning.
Time is important and unfortunately, it is in short supply. So, if you want to organize a successful event and please all your guests, it is crucial to manage your time, start planning early and prioritize accordingly.
To add to this, procrastination will only make matters worse. Sometimes, delaying certain tasks can be a good thing. But, with party planning, procrastination can put you on the back burner. Planning for an event includes selecting a date and time, deciding on a theme, planning your guest list, determining your budget, hiring a venue and hiring caterers. As soon as you start delaying these tasks, you will run behind schedule and this might affect your event.
Perhaps, the most negative part of procrastination is the stress that it might lead to. When you tend to put things off, you will experience more stress. People who have high levels of stress and anxiety are then unable to plan properly. Additionally, anxiety and stress can slow down and disengage that part of your brain that you need to make good decisions.
Not Having a Backup Plan (Plan B)
Having a backup plan is crucial to the success of your event. It is your lifeline when things don’t go right and it ensures that your event goes well with minimal interruptions. When you have a plan B, you are prepared for unexpected eventualities and you won’t risk digging yourself into a costly hole. However, people often overlook the importance of having a backup plan.
What will you do if you’ve planned an outdoor party, but the weather is rainy? What will you do if you’ve prepared a non-veg buffet, but many of your guests are vegetarians? What happens if a fire breaks out at your event’s venue? Or, what happens if your guest of honor cannot attend the event?
When you are planning an event –be it a wedding anniversary party or an office party – make sure you have a plan B for all the potential scenarios that could go wrong.
Not Having Enough Food
Whether your parties are big group bashes or low-key affairs, food will be the heart of your party. Food is the essential element that can turn your event into a raving success. However, one of the most stressful parts of organizing a party is deciding how much food to buy or make. A party may be held in the most picturesque place, have the best music and consist of highly influential guests, but it will still be deemed unsuccessful if you run out of food.
There’s nothing more embarrassing than having lingering hungry guests or feeding your party guests with leftovers. If you don’t want to end up with this embarrassing scenario, double-check the number of guests you’ve invited and make sure you have enough food to feed extra guests.
Not Playing Music
At a party, nothing brings people together quite like the way music does. Good music is the heart of a successful event. Music is the main element that can set the right mood, energize your guests and create good memories. When you set music center stage at your party, it can influence the way your guests feel about the party. The songs, the melodies, the rhythms, the voices and the lyrics will set good vibes and define the intensity of your party.
However, failing to include music in your celebration event can leave your guests feeling bored.