Archive for June, 2009

Birthday Party Planning

Wednesday, June 17th, 2009

iStock_000005673618XSmallWhether you are having a birthday party for a child or an adult, a birthday party is something they will remember forever!  Here are some simple tips for making sure your child has special birthday memories to share with their kids, and your grandparents have a birthday party to brag about!

  • Get a theme:  A theme is great fun!  Some fun themes for a kid’s party are: Fireman Party, Football Party, Princess Party, Character Party, Pirates Party, etc. Some themes for an adult’s party are: Teen Years Party, Favorite Things Party, This is your Life Party (Instead of Over the Hill Party), Black and White Party, Imitation Party, Big Cookout Party, etc.  A theme party just makes it all fun and memorable!
  • Take Time to Actually Plan the Party:  Don’t expect everything to just fall into place without planning!  You are setting yourself up for disaster if you try to wing it.  Kids need constant activities to keep them from getting bored.  Break up the party into 15 minute intervals.  Have games and projects ready at any given moment.  An adult party is a little easier, but you will need to plan on some entertainment and games.
  • Keep the party size to a Controllable Size:  Inviting too many kids could put stress on the birthday child.  Trying to socialize with all those kids takes the fun out of the birthday party.  Just make sure that your child is able to talk with everyone, while still being able to have some fun, too!  Adults can have as many as they want!  That is the joy of being an adult.
  • Decorations are a Must:  Whether you have balloons, banners, or centerpieces, a birthday party is not a party unless there are decorations!  For adult parties, you could get a little more intimate, such as candlelit centerpieces or table and chair coverings!

Planning a birthday party is so much fun.  Just remember to take the time to plan it all out!

Event Planning Software

Thursday, June 11th, 2009

istock_000005921194xsmallEvent planning can be a very frustrating process, which is exactly what event planning is NOT supposed to be – frustrating!  Whether you are planning a wedding or an event for your job, event planning should be fun and exciting.  You are in charge of an important event and it can go smoothly, with a little bit of help!

Consider an event planning software program to help you get rid of the frustration and bring the enjoyment back to event planning. There are many different event planning software programs to choose from.  It is important that you find an event planning program that will fit your needs.  Your event planning software should have the capability to: (more…)

Event Planning Contracts

Tuesday, June 2nd, 2009

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Contracts can be simple or extremely lengthy and detailed.  Do not take for granted that you will be told everything you need to know.  You will want to carefully read what you are signing.

This can be overwhelming.  Sit down with the event planner or subcontractor and have them read it through with you.  They should be able to explain exactly what you are reading at any given point. (more…)