Sticking the Landing – 5 Ways to Boost Your Party Planning Prowess

posted by Chris Valentine

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Party planning, what a fun yet stressful project!

Planning the perfect party can be stressful, messy, and expensive, but it doesn’t always have to be. There are so many different factors to consider, lucky companies like Diamond Blue Catering Melbourne can completely take the stress out of one aspect of it.

Breaking down the different elements that make up a great party can be a great way to start, but sometimes even that can end up a huge mess. So, if you’re looking for tips on how to boost that party planning skill of yours and throw the best party which showcases your prowess and leaves people talking, here are 5 ways that can help you do just that!

Write it all down

Having a little notebook and a pen on you can really help when those little, yet great, ideas strike you. Being able to write it all down can help you stay on track with all the necessities. Break down the different elements that make up an awesome party into different headings, under each heading list anything and everything you need to make up that section of the party.

Party essentials

A great party is made up of different elements that all end up coming together to form a great celebration. When thinking about the party it’s best to plan everything you need for each section before you actually start organising the party so you’re not left with any last minute stresses. Different elements that make up a party can be things such as location, number of guests and who, food, lighting and decoration, music, drinks. Work out the best ways these can all marry into a huge success.

Party floor plan

There’s nothing worse than rocking up to a party and seeing the place in shambles.

A party that looks like it’s just been thrown together with no effort at all will not take off as well as a party that looks like it’s just been effortlessly “thrown together”.

Have a floor plan of the location to figure out where guests will be seated, where guests will dance, where the bar will be, where the best spots for decorations would be, and where a table for food would be placed. Make sure the layout is easy on the eyes and leaves heaps of space for guests to manoeuvre around the place.


You can’t have a party without the people!

Planning guests is crucial to any party, work out how many people you want or need there before you go ahead throwing out invites. Most venues, even your own home, have a capacity for people.  Once you have a number figured out, feel free to start inviting all of your closest friends and family, allow room for people to bring partners or friends if they don’t really know anybody there.


Nothing screams festivities more than decorations!

Some streamers or balloons will normally do, but if you really want the party to go off with a bang, really go all out on the decorations. If your party is themed then you have the easy way out with planning gifts, if it’s not tied to any certain holiday theme try and create one for yourself so the party gives off a more festive vibe.

Planning a party can be a stressful process, but don’t let it get in the way of your end goal which is to let loose and have a great time. Remember, you’re throwing a party to celebrate an occasion, not stress yourself silly.

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