Whatever the occasion, these 10 tips from event planner/blogger Camille Styles will make your even go more smoothly:
- Download a Party Checklist for Easy Planning
To cut back on the stress and intimidation factors, find a checklist that will help carry you from the early planning stages to the final hour before your event begins.
- Keep Three Lists
Styles recommends keeping three lists: A master to-do list, a shopping list, and a guest list. She recommends using the guest list to keep track of RSVPs, contact information, and any special dietary needs your guests might have.
Of course, if keeping three lists sounds like much too much of a hassle, you can always call Twenty Three Layers, one of the most highly recommended event planning companies in NYC.
- Choose a Theme
Every occasion can be made a little more fun and memorable with the addition of a theme that carries through from the invitations to the food to the music.
- Send Your Invitations
Traditional paper invitations that come in the mail lend a touch of distinction to any event.
- Offer a Self-Serve Bar
Self-serve bars can be as simple as a bar tray stocked with two or three liquors, a nice decanter, and some fun mixers. Plan for one drink per guest per hour as a general rule.
Professional event planners in NYC, Twenty Three Layers will ensure your guests are served in whatever style you see fit, whether it be self-serve or full bar with an attendant. If your event becomes too big to handle yourself, give Twenty Three Layers a call.
- Create a Specialty Drink for Your Occasion
Specialty cocktails are always a hit, especially if they match the theme of the event and taste great at the same time.
- Keep Appetizers Simple
To save yourself time and hassle, opt for pre-made appetizers rather than making them from scratch.
- If Appropriate, Set Up a Kids’ Table
In a family-friendly environment, it’s nice to give children an option for entertaining themselves at a designated table.
- Keep Your Settings Simple
Simple touches such as handwritten name tags, flatware tied with an eye-catching ribbon, or colorful napkins can keep an event space visually interesting without being overwhelming.
The host sets the tone for the party, so don’t forget to relax and enjoy the festivities.
Whether you need corporate event planners in NYC, a venue for a charity or non-profit event, or party planners for a family occasion, you can relax knowing Jessica Boskoff and Sarah Freedman of Twenty Three Layers can help. This energetic, creative team enjoys warm working relationships with some of NYC’s poshest event venues. Leave the food, décor, and entertainment to Twenty Three Layers and enjoy a stress-free, successful event.