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Top 10 Tips for Organising a Party


As the year draws to a close, it is time to stock up on the booze, get the nibbles out and celebrate the year just gone. In a season cluttered with parties and events, it is easy to allow these celebrations to get the better of you, but with Pitstop Marquee Hire and their top ten tips for organising a party, you will be sure to steal the show and throw a party nobody will forget.

1. Give Yourself Time

It takes time to plan and organise a party, so make sure you allow enough time to get everything from the venue to the vienettas sorted. Your guests will also require some notice, too, so by planning an event way in advance, you give yourself enough time to get everything sorted and remove the unwanted stress of last minute dropouts.

2. Budget

Organising a party can be stressful, so make sure you set out a budget to ensure that money and costs do not add to your stress. Consider everything you will have to account for for, even the most minute of details. You will obviously allocate a certain amount of your budget for the venue and the food etc, but consider smaller costs such as paper towels, table props and any party bags, to be able to truly work out how much this party will cost.

3. Choose the Right Venue

The key to organising any party is to pick the right venue. Pick a venue that is too small and you run the risk of cramming all your guests into a tiny space; overestimate it and you also run the risk of dedicating the majority of your budget to a venue too big for your guest list. With Pitstop Marquee Hire and their bespoke marquee service, you can create a venue specific to your needs and requirements, ensuring you get the venue that is perfect for you and your guests.

4. Pick a Theme

Some love it and some hate it, but themes are a great way of livening up a party and making sure the fun never stops. Whether it is fancy dress or a decade-themed event, applying a theme to your party helps your guests relax and prevents them from taking the dress code, or themselves, too seriously.

5. Know your Audience

With that being said, if your group of friends are not ones for dressing up, then it is best to steer clear of fancy dress to keep everyone happy. If, for example, you are hosting a New Years Eve party, your guests might want to wear something a bit more formal, rather than being ordered to turn up in a banana costume.

6. Check The Weather

The british weather is unpredictable to say the least, so keep your ear to the ground and clue yourself up on the latest weather reports. If you are hosting a garden party and the forecast is rain, the chances are your guests are not going to be best pleased, and you’ll struggle to kep them outside for long. It is always best to have some form of shelter available for your party, and that is why our bespoke marquees are perfect for an event of any size.

7. Be Strict

When organising a party, you need to make a plan and stick to it. If you outline a budget, make sure you do not overspend, and compromise where you have to Follow this precedent for every step you take. This may seem a little too serious and over-the-top, but it will help you ensure your plans stay on track, and will keep the party running as smoothly as possible.

8. Get Help

As we have already mentioned, organising a party can be stressful, so don’t suffer in silence; enlist the support of your friends and family. Remember, the whole is greater than the sum of its parts, so have a team around you that is willing and able to help.

9. Get Your Playlist Sorted

At the centre of every party is music people can dance to, so spend some time curating a playlist fit for everyone. You’ll want a mix of different genres to keep everyone happy, and if you are struggling, allocate some of your budget to hiring a professional DJ. No party is complete without the odd cheesy song, so make sure your playlist includes The Definitive Collection of Cheesy Songs.

10. Enjoy Yourself

After all of that serious business, it’s important to remember that you’ve dedicated a lot of time and effort into organising this party, so you might as well enjoy it! Spend time with friends and family and do not worry about whether people are enjoying themselves or not, if you are having a good time, the chances are they are, too.

If you are searching for a venue for your party, then contact Pitstop Marquee Hire today by calling us on 01827 872280 or by leaving us a message via our online form.