5 Mistakes to Avoid When Planning a Party

5 Mistakes to Avoid When Planning a Party

If you are planning a party, be it for a friend, loved one, or family member, you will naturally want this to go well. The key, therefore, will be to avoid making mistakes that some have committed before. Now there aren’t too many big mistakes which are made, more small infractions which can be avoided with some smart thinking. From birthday decorations to picking the wrong music, there are many pitfalls to avoid, and here are some of them you should be aware of. 

Preparation Time

The biggest mistake so many make is not preparing in advance for this day. A party may seem easy on the face of it, some invitations, balloons and a cake, perhaps even some drinks, but it is still something you need to plan for. Things cannot always be purchased on the day, for example, you may need to buy online and wait for items to arrive. Additionally, you may end up with extra guests or late changes which you need to be prepared for.

Getting The Tone Right

When it comes to bachelor or bachelorette parties, you need to make sure that you get the tone just right. It may be that you buy some naughty-looking straws for your girl’s bachelorette party, which don’t go down well with her mother and grandmother — imagine the horror!

Inviting The Right People

When it comes to a birthday party it is usually pretty easy to manage the guest list but for a bachelor or bachelorette party, things may not be as simple. In many cases, you may be great friends with the groom or bride-to-be, but you may not be great friends with their work colleagues or older friends. In this situation be sure to speak to the guest of honor in order to find out exactly who to invite. 

Running Out 

Parties are great until they run out of food or drinks, at which point things can quickly take a turn for the worse, and people could leave. To avoid this make sure that you have sensibly calculated who will be coming to the big event, and even plan for some unexpected extras. This should help you to ensure that you have enough. Always have a plan B as well, such as a neighbor who can run out to get extra supplies. 


Another problem which you will need to avoid as soon as possible is avoiding people coming to the party who is not invited. Now if someone asks in the days ahead of the event whether a certain person can come this is different. What you are seeking to avoid is people who bring a squad with them on their invite. In order to avoid this, you should make it known that the only people who will be allowed in are those with an invite. You can add this note to the invite, so as to make it very clear what you expect. 

Avoid these mistakes and your party is sure to go off without a hitch.