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The Essential Party Planning Checklist

For the most part, organising a party takes more effort than creating an event on Facebook and waiting for all your guests to arrive at your house with a bottle of booze. For a truly unforgettable evening, your event will require meticulous planning, right down to the minute details. Venue? Entertainment? Guest list? In their latest blog post, Pitstop Marquee Hire provides a party planning checklist to ensure you leave no stone unturned.

Guest List

Your guests are the life and sole of your party; without them, you have no party. With that in mind, it is important to start thinking of names for your guest list as early as possible. Not only will this give your guests time to pencil in the date, but it will also help you plan other parts of your event. Whether it is choosing a venue that can comfortably house all your guests or deciding how much food you need to supply, writing a guest list is one of the most essential elements of party planning.


Once all of your guests have confirmed whether they will be celebrating with you or not, it is time to start looking for a venue. Your home may be an adequate venue, but depending on the time of year, size of your guest list (and how messy the party may get) it may be worth considering other venue options.

Bespoke marquees can cater for a guest list of any size, and provide a blank canvas for you to decorate your venue to suit your party. To provide a beautiful and convenient venue for you and your guests, get in touch with Pitstop Marquee Hire.

Date and Time

A good party planning tip is to consider the elements that may affect your celebrations. One of the main threats to the life and soul of your party is the weather; nothing dampens the mood more than the wind and the rain. Despite the unpredictable weather of the UK, the summer is your best bet for good weather and good times, but if you have another event, such as a birthday, that falls outside of the summer months, you may want to put more thought into your venue options.

Luckily, our marquees are designed to accommodate any kind of weather, and we regularly provide our venues for winter weddings. No matter when you plan on throwing your party, it is always worth considering a Pitstop Marquee Hire marquee.


Keeping your guests happy and entertained is an important part of your party planning. Again, depending on the type of party you are looking to host, you may not want any entertainment per say if you are looking for a quiet gathering, but if you are looking to take your celebrations long into the night, then a DJ or a live band may be a more suitable option.

If you want to host a party with a twist, then booking one of Pitstop Marquee Hire’s signature silent parties should be right at the top of your party planning checklist. We can provide everything you need for an unforgettable night, including your very own DJ and headphones with multiple music channels, and not to forget your bespoke marquee.

Contact Pitstop Marquee Hire Today

To get one item of your party planning checklist ticked off, contact Pitstop Marquee Hire today and discuss the availabilities of our bespoke marquees. Contact us on 01827 872280 or leave us a message via our online contact form.