With an entire year of parties behind us, another one has begun and it's never too early to start planning for a celebration. Sit down with your calendar and figure out which holidays & events you have for 2015. Once you have your 2015 calendar planned, take some quick and easy steps to make sure you begin the year ahead of schedule.
Planning is Key
A party can be overwhelming if you don’t plan in advance. Start your planning by blocking out an afternoon by spending quality time with your calendar. You will guarantee the holidays won’t sneak up on you.
By thinking this early, you can start shopping early for decorations, start finding vendors and even give the kids a little excitement.
Make a Brainstorm Notebook
This notebook will be where you can store ideas and inspiration, guests lists and to-do lists. With it all in one place, you will know where to put your ideas when you feel inspired. Simply write down a handful of key words about what you are planning to do for each holiday so you don't forget any ideas that come to mind.
Lock Down a Theme
Perhaps one of the first things to do after marking down the holidays that you'll be planning for is deciding on a theme.
For example, if you want to plan something for Mother's Day or Father's Day, ponder the special people you will be celebrating. What are things they enjoy? How can I incorporate that into their celebration?
Another example is if your child wants a Batman birthday in August, you have enough months to slowly accumulate party items such as themed plates, cups, gifts, etc.
If you know what direction you are going in, then you can easily start buying the perfect items for your event.
Start a Party Fund
Start setting aside money for your celebrations in the year ahead. It can go towards any festivity you have planned for the upcoming year. Small amounts of money here and there will make a huge difference if unexpected expenses arise while you are in the thick of planning. Keep adding to it consistently and the fund will be particularly helpful during the year.
These party planning tips will truly help your events be the best they can be in 2015! Happy planning and don’t forget to share your parties with Wedding and Party Network.