Are you planning an event? Whether you are planning a bachelor party or hosting a family reunion, getting everything just right can be a real challenge. While you probably know the most common things to focus on (such as the venue and food), there are a few things that can make or break a party that you probably never considered. Here are a few things you should consider if you want your next event to be amazing.
An Amazing Event
1. Everyone needs to use the restroom; it’s just part of life. Does the venue you are using have enough restrooms? Whether it’s a ballroom or your backyard, make sure there are enough places for your guests to do their business without everything turning into a smelly nightmare. There are plenty of companies that can provide you with portable restrooms. Whether you need one or 100, make sure you have enough places for your guests to do their business.
2. Are you serving (or will there be someone else serving) alcohol at your next event? Whether it’s a bachelor party for you and a few guys or a barbecue in the park, if you are serving alcohol, make sure you come prepared. Coming prepared does not mean buying an extra case of beer, by the way. No, coming prepared means providing a way for anyone who happens to indulge a bit beyond their limits to safely make it home. Make sure you work with friends, work mates, or family members to see who can drive and how many passengers they can carry. It’s also a good idea to work with a cab company like Yellow and Checker Cab Company. By pre-arranging for a taxi service, you and all of your guests can enjoy your next event without worrying about driving home while intoxicated.
3. One of the most annoying parts of hosting any party is cleaning up after it. If you host your event at a nice venue (such as a reception center or restaurant), the hosts will probably provide cleaning services for you. However, if you are hosting an event at your own home, you are going to be responsible for cleaning up your guests’ messes. If you host a small event, cleaning on your own might not be too much trouble (depending on what your friends and family members are like). But even then, hiring a cleaning company to take care of the mess can be more than worth the money it costs to do so. Many janitorial or cleaning companies can work with you to make one-time visits. By letting a group of professionals worry about the mess, it will free your mind to enjoy the party the way you should.
4. Are you planning a party for more than a few of your close neighbors? If so, you must provide your guests with a detailed map or list of directions to reach your party. Don’t ever assume people know how to get to your home or the venue. Even if the venue is famous, even if someone has been to your home before, even if your guests all live in the same city, never assume they can find their way alone. How you provide directions is up to you. But just make sure you do so; few things are worse than half of your guests showing up late and in a terrible mood because they got lost (if they show up at all).
Whether you rent a few toilets or hire a company like Yellow and Checker Cab Company to take your guests home, don’t forget the little things the next time you plan a party or event—the little things can make all the difference in the world.