Be the hostess with the mostess with this Posh Party Planning guide.
Plan early, get organised and prepare as much you can, as soon as you can, to avoid the last-minute freak-out. To help you plan, budget and stay on track, download our Posh Party Planner and follow the guide the below, adding tasks to the you planner as you read through the guide.
TWO MONTHS OUT
Prep the invite list.
List out everyone who you would like to invite and the likelihood that they will attend, so you can get an idea of numbers for the event.
Prep your purse.
Decide how much you want to spend. Confession from a shopaholic: costs can really add up when you impulse buy. The best way to avoid over-spending is to set a budget for your event in total, then allocate budget for each task and stick to it.
Pick the perfect venue.
Hosting a party at home or park is budget savvy, but if you want to go a little more luxe hire a venue. Research, shortlist, enquire and visit venues to decide on your favourite place.
Pick a date.
Choose a date that you know doesn't fall on a significant social dates (Easter, Spring Carnival, Grand Final Day etc.) or long weekends, and one that you know your nearest and dearest can attend.
Pick a theme.
Choose a theme or colour palette for your event. It doesn't have to be OTT but it will make prepping much easier and add a professional touch to the event.
Please, please, please mail your invites. Everyone loves receiving a letter in the post. Create your invites using your theme or colour palette, personalise each one with the guests name and pop them in the post. If posting isn't for you, Paperless Post is a nice alternative.