If you are planning a major event such as a family reunion or dinner party, you want to be sure that everything goes as planned. If you do not have the right amount of supplies available or enough food for all your guests, your party of the year could turn into a major disaster. Don’t allow all your planning to go to waste just because you forgot to order enough paper cups or disposable cutlery. Here are a few tips that can help you host the most memorable event of the season.
Always Expect More Guests to Arrive
Even if you sent out RSVPs and had a strict guest list and even if you only allow people inside with an invitation, you could still end up with more guests at your party than you realised. If you are not the type of host who wants to turn anyone away, you could run into a problem once the food and drinks are served. Be sure to add a few more supplies to your list for additional guests. If you don’t use them, you may be able to send them back or keep them around for your next big get-together.
Look for Wholesale Options When Ordering Supplies
Don’t spend your entire planning budget on catering supplies when you don’t have to. There are many ways to get the disposable forks, spoons, knives, and napkins that you need without paying the full retail price. Look online for wholesale supplies or visit wholesale locations where businesses such as restaurants and hotels purchase their supplies in bulk. You should be able to drastically reduce your costs by doing so.
Ask Friends to Help
If you would love to host the biggest dinner party of the year but don’t want to pay for attendants to serve the food, you can always ask your friends for help. Many people enjoy taking on this type of responsibility, especially if it is for a special event such as a wedding. Ask anyone on your friends list if they would like to volunteer, or you could present them with a thank you gift in the form of cash or a gift voucher.
Compare Prices to Get the Best Deal
If you are hiring a DJ or catering service, be sure to compare the prices of these services before you hire them. You could end up paying out much more than you anticipated and going over budget if you don’t. Always request to try out samples of the food you wish to have prepared to ensure that the food quality meets your standards and be sure to remember any diet restrictions or allergies that your party guests may have in order to prevent any issues once the food is served.
Have a Good Time
The one thing that any good party host should always remember is to take the time to enjoy himself or herself. After all, you are the one who did all the work and preparation for this big event; therefore, it is only fair that you get to enjoy the great food and good times with your closest friends and family members.