With the Showtime Season in full swing, we’re excited to share with you how to make a statement and host unforgettable events. In this guide, we’ll provide you with all the insider tips and tricks to plan a magnificent soiree. From must-haves for any bash to specific ideas for different types of gatherings, you’ll become a pro in no time!
Let’s first get into the basics you need to cover when planning an epic event.
- Establish the Event’s Purpose
The first thing you’ll want to do is determine the heart of your celebration. Ask yourself, what is the reason for this event? Are you bringing together friends and family from out of town? Hosting a legendary game night with your closest friends? Sharing a cherished meal with your loved ones? Or, maybe it’s a fabulous 100-person surprise party. Once you have a clear understanding of the purpose, you can get excited and dive into the details.
- Set a Realistic Budget
Creating a budget is a crucial step in event planning. By having a rough idea of what you’re willing to spend, you’ll save yourself from overspending on decorations and other tempting items. Trust us, when you head into that party supply store, the little extras will be calling your name, and soon enough the expenses will soar! A budget is especially important when planning a large-scale event. Set a number you feel comfortable with, even if it’s rough. Then keep track of everything you’re spending in a simple Excel doc. This way, you can enjoy the planning without worrying that finances are piling up.
- Choose the Perfect Venue and Date
Now that you have a clear purpose and budget, it’s time to find the ideal time and place to host your event. Consider the availability of your guests and choose a time that’s convenient for most people. Weekend meetups may work for some, while others may be unavailable. Ask your guests what could work for them before choosing a day. The venue should also align with the theme of your event and create the atmosphere you want. Make sure to select a date and venue that at least the majority of the guests, and you, will be excited about.
- Dive into the Exciting Details
You’re on a roll! With your purpose, budget, and venue locked in, it’s time to bring your event to life with the little details. Whether you’re hosting a casual gathering with friends or a big party, planning the food and drinks is key. Make sure you’re fully stocked and ready to celebrate without any interruptions. Decorate to the nines, choose a vibe-setting playlist, and let the good times roll. The finishing touches are what make an event truly memorable.
In the next section, we’ll explore specific types of events and how to make each one truly memorable. Get ready to take notes and take your event planning skills to the next level!
A Rooftop Dinner Party
Rooftop parties are all about taking advantage of stunning views and open air. When planning a rooftop bash, here are a few key things to keep in mind:
- Weather: Choose a time of year that offers dry skies. If rain or too much sun is a concern, you can always add a large shade. You can also plan a winter rooftop event, but be sure to make it cozy with heaters and blankets.
- Venue: Take time to pick the perfect rooftop spot, whether it’s your own, a friend’s, or one that you can rent. You won’t want to spend too much on an event space if your budget is limited.
- Food & drink: Make sure to plan for feeding your guests well. You can get the event catered or whip up your menu. Ensure hot dishes are kept at the right temperature before serving, as they could get hold from being outside.
- Decor: Add your own personal touch to the event with decorations that fit your theme or style. For a simple rooftop dinner, consider DIY centerpieces or fresh flowers to create a high-end look without spending too much.
There’s a fantastic rooftop party design live today at Redecor just waiting for you to decorate!
A Galentine’s Day Brunch
A girl’s brunch on Valentine’s Day weekend is a great way to celebrate the day of love with your favorite ladies. You can decorate with love-themed items, either DIY or store-bought, making sure it all fits your unique style. For food, you can serve breakfast or lunch items or make it a true brunch with both! Drinks should be a highlight, with champagne and cocktails or sparkling wine making the brunch feel fancy.
Redecor is hosting an adorable virtual Galentine’s Day brunch on the app on February 13th. And if you’re a Season Pass holder, you get access to even more lovable content!
Plan A Unique Themed Event
Why settle for just any party when you can have a unique themed event that incorporates your interests?
When choosing your theme, think about what kind of party you’d love to be at. Whether it’s Disney, sports, Alice in Wonderland, the 80s/90s, old jazz, karaoke, or your favorite movie or TV show, the options are endless. A Night in Paris? Yes, please!
Once you have your theme, bring it to life by coordinating food, music, and especially decorations. The sky’s the limit for a truly special event!
Redecor’s Season Pass holders have the amazing opportunity to decorate a fantastic movie-themed event on February 11th, as well as a game day celebration on February 12th, and a fashion extravaganza on the 25th. Try out your skills with our virtual-themed events and then bring home what you learned to create the ultimate themed party of your own!
A Kids Party
Throwing a kid’s party is all about combining your child’s interests and your creative skills to create a bash both of you will never forget! Start by picking a theme your child will love, whether it’s dinosaurs, their favorite TV show or movie, mermaids, sports, or something else entirely. And don’t forget, the location is just as important. Choose a space that’s big enough for them to run around and play, whether it’s a backyard, a kid’s play area, or even a farm.
When planning the party, cater to both kids and adults by providing food and seating options for both. It’s like planning two parties at one! Give the adults a place to relax while the kids run wild and sugar up.
And most importantly, make sure there are plenty of activities to keep the kids entertained, such as face painting, animal petting, bouncy castles, or DIY games you can create yourself. You don’t have to break the bank to make a kid’s party epic.
February 23rd at Redecor will feature adorable kid’s party designs, and our Season Pass holders get exclusive access to even more content.
There you have it, future event designer! With these tips and tricks, you’re on your way to planning fantastic rooftop dinners, Galentine’s Day brunches, themed parties, and kids’ bashes. This Season, join us at Redecor and make use of our inspiring designs to bring your creativity to life. And by getting the Season Pass, you gain access to even more amazing designs and fun that can translate to real event planning skills!
So what are you waiting for? Head to Redecor now to design some fabulous events now!