Most people like to party every once in a while – either at home or out and about.

How to go about organising a party

There are plenty of good excuses for throwing a party, from the more traditional celebrations such as 18th or 21st birthdays, weddings, Christmas, Barmitzvahs to new ideas such as baby showers or even football parties.

Party organising ideas

You might want to choose a theme, for a wedding you might like an antique or shabby chic theme.

For a birthday or general party you might want a theme that includes an aspect of fancy dress. Here’s a fe popular choices:

  • James Bond Theme
  • Black and White
  • Pirates
  • Rock and Pop Icons
  • Movie Stars
  • Masquerade Ball

How you choose to cater for your guests will depend on how many there will be and where your holding your function. If its a wedding in a hotel, the catering will be taken care of, there’s just the menu to choose.
If you want to have the party in a marquee, you’ll probably need a reputable outside caterer – someone who can handle the number of covers without too much stress.

Smaller house parties and garden parties can be catered for yourself – maybe get friends to bring a particular dish or course.

For larger functions in marquees or venues, you may need to look at hiring in some padded banquet chairs.

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