5 Essential Items for Planning a Big Party

5 Essential Items for Planning a Big Party

There’s hardly ever a bad time to plan a party; unless you haven’t adequately prepared. A quick search on the internet on how to plan a party can leave you with your head spinning.

The idea of hosting a let-down of a party might seem mortifying, so let’s take a look at a few of the crucial things to include for your next get-together.

1. Food and Drink

This is an easy option. Even if your theme is off or you forget the party favors, people are bound to show up for some free food. It’s a good idea to keep things light and varied if you can. Some cold water or soda or usually great and well-received options for drinks. As far as food goes, finger foods are a nice option.

Small sandwiches that people can eat without fear of making a mess or even some simple hot dogs or hamburgers. This way, you don’t have to stress about finding utensils or serving platters, and you have a lot less mess to clean up after the party is over.

2. Music

A party always seems more put-together if there’s music involved, and there are so many ways to make it happen for your party, even if you aren’t the most tech-savvy person. A simple radio blaring some top-rated hits is a great option.

You could also take advantage of several free streaming options on your phone. Play tunes straight from your phone or set up a wireless speaker to keep the music going wherever your guests are.

A larger venue may give you the option of larger speakers that can reach a wider range or location. You may also be able to secure live music which is a difficult option to say no to for many guests.

3. Theme/Decor

A party theme is a fairly broad category, but it’s going to help tie your event together and have your guests talking long after the last song is played. Hosting a themed party can be as simple as having a unique dress code, such as a costume party or a “dress as your spouse’s day.” If your intended audience is children, you could have a simple princess or superhero theme.

This may sound like a complicated option, but it can be as simple as matching your table clothes to your cups or utensils for the day. It truly will require minimal effort and will help make an impact at the end of the day.

4. Film

Consider designating a person to be an amateur photographer during your party. This could be an adult, but a responsible teen could also play the role of some unique perspective. You won’t regret having lasting memories of your party. Options for this could include a simple cell phone camera, disposable cameras, or even a used camera that you pick up at your local thrift store.

The photos themselves can be turned into gifts later down the road or just simply stored in a photo album. You want to make sure you don’t forget battery availability for whichever option you choose, whether this means purchasing a fresh pair the day before or charging your device. It’s also not a bad idea to have spares on hand.

5. Easy Cleanup

If you plan on throwing any party, large or small, shortly, then you should plan on investing in quality heavy duty tarps. Their versatile nature can help provide coverage if there’s a change in the weather that you weren’t anticipating.

It can also provide a nice ground cover for games, water activities, or even a nice catch-all for food spills. Once the party is over, a tarp can serve as a quick clean-up option to get your area looking as great as it was pre-party. In addition, most tarps come in different colors, and you can use this to your advantage for marking certain areas if your party location is larger.


As you can see, planning a party doesn’t have to be a nightmare. Take into consideration a few simple categories and you’ll have a solid foundation laid for a successful event even if there ends up being a few hiccups along the way.

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