You will be surprised how planning a small event is actually quite similar to planning a large event or wedding. With the holidays nearing, it is important to establish a plan of attack for when you host a holiday event…or, you can hire a planner to do all of this for you.
1. Send Invites (Plan Ahead)
You will be surprised how much more relaxed you will be if you plan ahead, send invites, and receive a head count of how many people are attending. The only issue is, who has the time to design cute invitations and mail them all? Good news, our wedding/event planner makes great invitations and will even put them together for you…all you have to do is slap on an address and stamp and place it in the mailbox.
2. Choose a Theme
It will make your event a lot easier if you know what kind of theme or color scheme you want. For example, if you are hosting a large Thanksgiving dinner, the colors generally remain around the fall staples: brown, orange, yellow, greens, etc. For a Christmas event however, the color scheme is a lot more broad…consulting a planner or florist will help you narrow down your options.
3. Decor & Flowers
The best part about the holidays is gathering everyone together and spending valuable time with one another. Setting the mood, or, creating the perfect atmosphere will make your event with friends, family, and co-workers, that much better. Let's face it, no one wants to go to a Christmas party without a single Christmas decoration. Decor and flowers are essential…even a single flower arrangement can help bring in the spirit of the holidays.
If I am being honest, the food is probably the most important part to hosting any event. This can also be the most overwhelming part as well. If you are cooking, planning the menu a few weeks in advance is essential. If you are not cooking, then you need to hire a caterer…today. The good news is, our wedding/event planner has a lot of connections and will be able to guide you in the right direction when choosing the right person to cater your event.
Whether this is a small intimate party or a large corporate holiday party, having entertainment is necessary. Most people are so busy planning the menu and decorating that entertainment completely slips their mind…not this year. The people at Uptown know a lot of ways to entertain your guests, whether it simply be putting together a Christmas cd, hiring a DJ, or setting up a photo booth, we have you covered.
The holiday season is stressful, and if you haven't felt the stress yet…you will. These tips will help you when it comes time to host your event but one of the best options is to hire Uptown to take care of all these things for you. Have a relaxing holiday, enjoy yourself, and let Uptown take care of the rest!