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Top Tips for Planning a Party

Whether you’re throwing a party for a birthday, an engagement, christening or anything else, the smooth running of the event will all fall down to how the occasion has been planned. With years of experience in the events industry, Pitstop Marquees have put together some top tips for party planning to ensure yore event is remembered for all of the right reasons.


One of the first things to realise about party planning is that good timing is everything. From deciding on a theme, location, guest list and when to send invitations, if you get the timing right, all should fall into place – and if it doesn’t you’ll have the luxury of time to sort it out.

If you know you want to plan a party, it may be a good idea to create a timetable of each stage you need to sort, with a few days either side, in case things fall behind schedule.


It is very easy to spend more than you bargained for when it comes to party planning, so make sure you create yourself a budget and stick to it. If you’re liaising with suppliers directly, rather than online, be upfront about your budget so they won’t offer you things that are outside of this limit.

It can be helpful to have an estimate of how much you would like to spend on each element of your party, before you go ahead and purchase it, this way you’ll be less likely to go for things that throw your budget out.

The Little Things

Whilst you’re handling the large aspects of party planning, it can be easy to forget about the smaller things that can make a big difference.

If your event will involve a lot of dancing, why not have a bunch of flip flips in baskets by the dance floor for those wearing heels?

If your event will be held in the colder months, why not have hot drinks on standby as your guests enter the building or provide extra brollies for those that have forgotten them? These extra touches can go a long way in keeping morale high and are the kinds of additions that your guests will remember after the party.

Pitstop Marquees

Here at Pitstop Marquees, we have been offering marquee hire for all occasions, ensuring you can completely tailor your venue to your occasion. If you would like our help with your next event, please call today on 01827 872280.