We are in the party business, that is what we do. We party 24/7, 365 days a year. After attending hundreds of parties, the biggest tip we can give is to plan ahead.
You maybe thinking that there must be more important aspects in planning a party, but the truth is, if you plan ahead, everything will fall easily into place.
How early should you plan ahead? At least two months for a typical family gathering like a family reunion or birthday party. Are you planning the company picnic, festival or community day? Give yourself at least three to six months, depending on the size of your event. If you want a specific venue, entertainer, caterer, or other service, you may want to think a year in advance.
We have one client who always goes above and beyond for her parties - they are themed and everything from food to decorations to music enhances the theme. Our first contact about her next event happened almost two months from the date of her party. Shawnee Mountain Ski Area schedules their entertainment for the summer and fall festivals in the dead of winter, and Rockaway Townsquare schedules their Kidgits Club Entertainment four to five months in advance.
Check back for our #2 tip - "Know Your Party Season"!
Mark Clark the owner of Aardvark Entertainment. Has been performing for over 40 years.
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