Organizing a party for your family can either be the best experience, or the worst one. There’s a lot of factors involved, and you need to be careful to make sure the whole event is a pleasant one for everyone. To help you out, here are a few tips to help you in your next family event.
The Devil Is In The Details
It can be overwhelming to organize parties and events. From planning the theme to figuring out the food and beverages, and coordinating with guests and services too, it might seem like there’s so much to do. Especially if you are hosting the event, you need to be on top of everything on your to-do list. This is why getting organized is the first and foremost you should do.
Make a list of all the things you will need, all the services you’d need to hire, and everyone you have to invite. This way, you get a clearer bird’s eye view of your tasks, and hopefully, you can more efficiently chip away at each of them.
One thing you have to be wary of though is getting caught in the finer details of your party. Sure, you can bake a batch of 50 cupcakes, but do you really need to decorate each of them meticulously? Maybe you like arts and crafts and would like to personally decorate your living room for a surprise party, but should you really opt for intricate designs?
This isn’t to say you shouldn’t put in the effort, rather try to be realistic with your goals. Get help from friends and family if you need to, or better hire someone to provide what you need if it’s too much work. It’s fun to organize a party, but if you catch yourself stressing and over-exerting your energies, reel back and relax.
Be Considerate On Catering
Great food and amazing drinks are an integral part of any celebration. What makes it even better is if there’s something for everyone. Depending on the event you’re working on, you can either get the attendee’s most preferred food or hire a catering that has a reliable track record. An important thing to remember is to make sure you won’t be serving any allergy-triggering foods and to do so, you need to be aware of who has allergies and coordinate with the staff. This is far easier than it sounds and saves the event from potential risk. Of course, you can always go for a potluck.
Let The Professionals Do Their Job
We’ve all seen pictures of ruined family reunions on the internet. By ruined, we don’t mean absolute disasters, we mean those picture-perfect moments missed because every single guest tries to take photos and videos with their smartphones or other gadgets. So aside from hiring a professional photographer for your wedding, birthdays, or christenings, consider prohibiting your guests from using their gadgets during the ceremony.
Let the pros take care of capturing your most special day, and let the guest just simply enjoy the moment with you without scampering to snap photos and videos the entire time.
Getting Anxious? Talk About It With Your Family!
When organizing a large event, it’s normal to feel nervous. Especially if it’s such an important milestone in your life. A wedding, a golden anniversary, or whatever family celebration that your entire family values- creating a good event that celebrates these can put quite a bit of pressure on the organizer.
Consider discussing among your family members what kind of event you should be doing. Remember that you’re all in this together. It’s an event that all of you will be sharing, a memory that will connect you all. It doesn’t hurt to discuss it beforehand.
The Royal Pair: Date and Location
There should be two questions that are on the top of your list whenever you’re organizing an event: when and where. These two questions are the most important as they can dictate the overall result of the party. The location will decide whether it’s going to be a casual event or a formal one, it will also decide how many you should invite, and even how much the event will cost.
The date also matters because when it’s executed is critical to those who’re coming- they need to be free for that date, and you need to make sure you pick the date that’s available to most people.
Hopefully, your next family event is a fun one. One without arguments, health risks, or any negative event transpiring. Everyone enjoys a good reunion, so better prepare for one.