Organizing an event in NYC can be incredibly stressful. It does not have to be, though. Not if you follow these quick tips.
Be organized and make lists — Your first step should be to create a master list of everything that needs to be done, and sub-lists for guests, catering and a shopping list for supplies. Mark things off it as soon as they are done, and you really will feel like you are making progress.
Create pretty invitations — Every guest loves to get an official invitation. Create pretty ones yourself with elegant card and a calligraphy pen.
Do you have a theme? — Theme parties are the easiest to organize as everything you need must fit into the theme. Why not go with a British theme with mince pies, sherry trifle and wait staff dressed up in Union Jack clothing? Or an Orange is the New Black theme with everyone in prison garb?
Self-serve drinks — Greet your guests at the door with a tray of already made drinks, or a tray with the ingredients to make their own. They will be in a great mood five minutes after arriving, and ready to have fun.
Serve simple appetizers — Complicated appetizers are expensive and can take hours to create. Keep your appetizers to just one or two ingredients, and make them stand out by making them look pretty.
Cater to the children — If you will have children attending your event, be sure to include them in the fun. Set up a special table with games, coloring activities and special food.
Simple place settings with a splash of color — Keep your place settings simple. White is good, as you can brighten each one up with a splash of color.
Party favors for everyone — Even if you are organizing an elegant exclusive event, guests still enjoy leaving with a party favor. A small gift in a beautifully packaged box, or a candle in a colored glass will help them remember a lovely event as well.
Save time for yourself — Remember to also save time to get ready yourself. Light some candles, run a hot bath and relax before your guests arrive.
Still feeling overwhelmed? — If relaxation seems beyond you, however, and the idea of organizing a large event by yourself seems impossible, why not look at hiring one of the excellent corporate event planners in NYC instead?
Event planners like Twenty Three Layers, one of the best event planning companies in NYC, and one that can organize your party from start to finish.
If you need someone who can choose the right venue, find the perfect singer to entertain your guests, pick delicious food and gorgeous floral arrangements, then Twenty Three Layers is the perfect company for you.
Call them and arrange a meeting to tell them all about what you will need.