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Essential Questions to Ask When Planning Any Special Event

Last updated 4 years ago

Whether you're getting ready to throw a surprise birthday party for your sister or a bachelor party for your best friend, the first step in planning the perfect event is to create a list of everything that needs to get done ahead of the big day. From the food to the decorations and even the formal invitations, there are countless tasks and decisions that need to be carried out before the celebrations can begin. Here are several essential questions to ask yourself and your party venue when planning any special event:

Does the Venue Allow for Decorations?
You can always count on decorations to add an element of excitement to any party. Before settling on a venue for your private party, be sure to ask the location if they allow for decorations or what other options they offer for personalizing the space. Some venues will allow you to play personal videos on their televisions or even bring your own DJ to keep the guests dancing the whole night through.

Are On-Site Catering Services Available?
One of the easiest ways to save yourself time and money and to prevent stress is by utilizing the catering services available at your chosen venue. Be sure to speak with the staff during the planning process to find out what type of buffet or dinner service they offer. If you're planning a birthday party, don't forget to ask if it's possible to purchase a cake in your catering package as well.

To Serve Liquor or Not to Serve Liquor?
Are you throwing a party for the 21 and over crowd? If so, then you may want to inquire about the possibility of serving alcohol at your reunion, bachelor party, or other adult-friendly celebration. Many top-of-the-line venues can offer you an assortment of liquor packages to choose from or even arrange for an open bar for the evening.

Other important subjects to think over while planning are costs, time and date, and the guest list. The team here at WhirlyBall can help you put together the perfect party package that will address each of your specific needs. Call us at (773) 486-7777 to start creating your dream party. 


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