Organizing a party is as exciting as it is tiring – starting with the question of who to invite, through the dinner menu, how to arrange the guests, etc.
Whatever style of celebration you have to organize, whether it’s a formal three-course dinner or a casual gathering of friends for dinner, the secrets of a successful event remain the same. And now we at corporate event toronto will share with you expert advice to help you organize the perfect party.
- Get plenty of time to plan before the party date
The serenity that planning time can provide is irreplaceable. Setting up a to-do list with enough time for each will help you to get the full details and enjoy a good result during the party.
- Delegation of responsibilities
Even if you cannot afford a catering company, you can always delegate any other responsibilities from the to-do list to a family member or close friend. Whether it’s buying flowers or securing alcohol, it doesn’t matter. Any help is welcome.
- Guest list (at least two weeks in advance)
Think carefully about the guest list before inviting them. If you cook, will you be able to cook the required amount of food for the number of guests you intend to invite. Inviting too few guests will limit your ability to talk, especially if you don’t know each other well. Invite guests who have similar interests or goals.
- Require RSVP and dietary requirements
This is one of the most underrated moments of organizing a party, but it is essential. Imagine how many awkward moments you will save yourself and those present if you know in advance which of the guests is vegetarian or allergic to a product. We recommend no more than two dishes for each menu item.
- Prepare the kitchen
Sometimes hiring a professional chef to take care of the entire party menu will be cheaper than you would expect, and you will also be able to enjoy the party all the time. However, if you want to personally cook for your guests and have culinary skills, then try to pre-prepare as much of the produce and dishes as possible so that you can maximize the process and time of cooking on the day of the event. This will allow you to communicate more with your guests and reduce unnecessary stress.
- Draw a table plan
Look through the guest list carefully and decide which ones will have the most common conversation topics to place next to each other. Prepare and write cards with guests’ names and place them on the table. According to experts, people like to be guided where to stay when they come to a new place.