By George Meszaros
Planning a successful party can be a complex project. There
many factors to consider to minimize embarrassing mishaps or
possible conflicts. The more import the party you are planning
the more attention you should pay to the planning. A 50th
wedding anniversary party is usually going to require more
complex planning than a small backyard barbeque party.
The first and most important aspect of party planning is to
determine the reason for the party. The reason for the party
usually determines the size, the budget, who is invited, and
how many people you want to accommodate.
Setting your budget is crucial. The size of your budget can
determine how many people you invite, the kind of food you
serve, etc. You can do some very creative things with limited
budgets; so modest budgets should not deter you. The most
important thing is not to spend a dollar until you have your
If money is an issue you may want to partner with someone to
pay for the party. For example, if you are planning a birthday
party you may have your party with a friend whose birthday is
close to yours. Celebrating two peoplesí birthday may be even
more exciting. When you are faced with a problem try to think
of it more as an opportunity instead of a problem.
How many people you invite has not only to do with your
but your location. If you plan the party to be held in your
house, you should know how many people you can accommodate.
can invite about ten percent more than you can accommodate
some people may have to cancel in the last minute. When you
invite guest to your party, try to avoid inviting people who
canít stand each other. You want people to have fun, and you
should do everything you can to avoid fights.
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