Planning for a special event is an exciting undertaking, but to do it right requires an organized effort. It is wise to begin about a month away from the event date. The first order of business is to set a date, time, and place. Then, make a guest list and a budget. Create an exciting theme that will fit your budget. Put some thought into your menu, decor, and the entertainment to make this party unique and fun for your guests.
About three weeks out it is time to mail your invitations. Order your flowers, chairs, tables, linens, cutlery, and any serving pieces you may need. Don’t forget to source and purchase the party favors. Also, it is time to order any special focus items like ice sculptures, fountains, or inflatables for a kids party.
It is two weeks away from your special event, and it is time to make place cards. Also, create your menu and decide the recipes you will be using. Determine which dishes can be made ahead and frozen. Make a dish preparation timeline and decide on storage for the food. Making a shopping list of needed ingredients and where they can be purchased is next task.
One week before the event and time to check the on those guests that have not responded to your invite. Purchase the libations or beverages. Also, choose your background and dance music line-up and the device you will use.
Two days before, make your final seating arrangement and place names place cards. Purchase your recipe ingredients plus bar items. Wash your dishes, glasses, cutlery, and serving pieces.
The day before is prep time. Pick up the flowers, and make the arrangements. Wash, prep, and chop fruits and vegetables. Prepare and refrigerate any homemade dressings or sauces. Wash and iron table linens and cloth napkins. Alert neighbors that there will be extra cars parking on the street.
The big day has arrived. Make sure the bathrooms are clean and prepared. Chill the beverages, prepare and set the tables, finish cooking, set out party favors. Then, get dressed, light candles, and start the music.
If this seems overwhelming, you could call Twenty Three Layers Event Planners, corporate event planners in NYC, to see your party through from beginning to end. Their clients praise the services provided and this company will make your event a memorable experience. As one of the top event planning companies in NYC, they have a website at http://twentythreelayers.com or email them at email@example.com.