Here at Lela's Cafe, we've hosted our fair share of parties for people celebrating their biggest days. Whether it's a wedding, a birthday, or a going away party for someone who's recently bought a condo, we've seen it all. This makes us something of an expert where hosting parties is concerned. If you need some advice planning and hosting your own party, we're willing to share a few tips and tricks we've picked up over the years.
Choosing a venue for your party is one of the most important steps in the planning process. Most people who host parties do so in their Spokane, WA townhouses, but if you've got a large guest list or are worried about your home being damaged during the party, you might want to host it elsewhere. Renting another venue will cost you, but it can be worth it. Look into church halls, community centers, restaurants, and hotels depending on what sort of party you have in mind.
The names on the guest list are what defines your party. Inviting your loudest, most outgoing friends to your home is sure to turn your party into a real rocker, but if you're aiming for a quiet dinner party you should stick to the most discerning and respectful people in your circle. Choose a good mix of personalities, include people who know each other as well as people who haven't been introduced, and avoid any situation where inviting certain people could cause long standing feuds to erupt.
When you're hosting a party, you need to make your venue look like something beyond the ordinary. After all, a party is a special event. So drape your home with streamers or tack up rolls of gaily coloured fabrics. The decor you choose will depend in the theme and purpose of your party (a wedding reception, for example, will look vastly different from a child's birthday party) but a consultant at a party store can usually help you find what you need for your event. You can also find inspiration in magazines.
There's a reason people come to parties, and it's not to see their friends' new abode or mingle with friends. It's to eat free food. A full belly makes for a happy person, so make sure there's plenty of the good stuff if you want your party to be a success. Whether it's finger foods, snacks, or a sit down meal will depend on the type of party, but be careful where drinks are concerned because the more alcohol your guests have access to and the harder it is, the more raucous your party has the potential to become.
Of course, if you're going to plan a party, you ought to be sure you set some limits lest you spend the family fortune on ice sculptures and well-dressed waiters. Figure out how much you can afford to spend beforehand, and make sure your budget can cover all of the previously-discussed areas of the party. If you find yourself pinching every penny, perhaps you ought to consider finding a job that pays more than your current one. Check out the website belonging to Ideal Warehouse Innovations and their commitment to providing equipment for a better and safer workplace environment. They manufacture loading dock pads, trailer stands, dock bumpers, warehouse guardrails, as well as plenty more products.