How to Organise a Party
The party starts here!
Where to start. Well picking a date is the best and note the season it falls into. This will help in choosing an appropriate theme. You don't want to have a medieval theme in the middle of summer as with having a toga party in the freezing winter... no one will dress up!
Once you have chosen the date get those invites out in plenty of time. Choosing a costume can be for most people a huge event in itself, so give your guests enough time to decide on what to wear.
Choose a theme that reflects the type of party you want to have. If its a cocktail formal affair, try a period costume masquerade, 1920's or titanic theme. If you want to dance all night, choose 70's disco or rock n roll theme.
Good themes that will cover just about everything is the classic Hollywood party. Halloween is ideal for Friday the 13th and parties in October.
Of course you can have a letter party , guests choose a costume starting with the first letter of their name or the hosts name. Or just choose a letter like P (go to the listing for P and see how many costumes there are to choose from).
When you do decide on a theme, give your guests ideas on what to go as, a short list of ideas in your invite is always a good start. Theme your invites to help set the mood and promote silly prizes for the most colourful or loudest costume. Try to avoid giving prizes for the best as the competition will be fierce! and may end up in tears no matter what the age!
Have an ideas list next to your phone at home, for those who need some help and of course the contact details of your favourite costume hire shop!
Now that your invites are out, continue your theme through to the decorations, food and entertainment for the event. No body is too old for a lolly bag or treat to take home after the party.
There are plenty of places to get all the bits and pieces, we recommend picking up a copy of the “Sydney Party” magazine available from newsagents. Its full of great ideas for all types of functions.