When you want more than the fireworks to sparkly on New Year’s Eve

We are now well into January and the memories of New Year’s Eve are probably starting to fade. But if you are already planning your next party you might to take a look at some of our tips for planning the perfect get together.

Before you even start to think about what food you are going to serve and whether you are going to ask your guests to dress up formally or perhaps in something sophisticated but smart like the Farah Shirts that you can find at E J Menswear, you should think about who you are going to invite. Once you have the guest list sorted and the total number of people you can start working your way through the most exciting parts of the party planning.

Theme – deciding on a theme will depend very much on what time of year you are holding the party and whether you have a list of guests that are into themed events. If you decide to stay away from the theme party, you will still want to think about how you are going to decorate you chosen venue or your home. This may be linked to the time of year, such as red and golds for Christmas time or all things sparkly for New Year’s. Equally if your party is to celebrate the impending birth of a baby the decor again will be slightly different.

After your guests have confirmed whether or not they will be attending your party you can start to plan and finalize the catering. This could be anything from an outdoor pizza oven through to the standard buffet style set up. It is best to think about using a professional catering firm where your budget will allow as they will be aware of the quantity of food that will be need for the number of guests that you have attending. Desserts are always incredibly popular and so over ordering on these is always a good idea.

Drinks is the next item to look at. You can hire mobile bars that will deal with all of your drink needs for you or you can buy in your own drinks and serve them. When looking at venues to hold your party you may find that the one you choose will offer a service that includes food and drinks.