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Party planning Guide: Top tips and advice!

July 29, 2020

Party planning is fun, but it can be hard work too! Luckily, we work with many of the events industry’s best suppliers and service providers. It’s always been important to us to ensure that any third-party services that we recommend to our clients match up to the exacting standards that we have set for ourselves.

We’ve been creating amazing marquees for over forty years, and in that time, we’ve got to know and work with some incredible people. We recently decided to create a guide to perfect party planning, and we asked a few of our incredibly knowledgeable and experienced industry friends to contribute.

This guide is fun to read and is packed full of advice, tips and inspiring imagery. So what’s in our perfect party guide?

Does anybody fancy a drink?

party planning ace bar eventsOur friends at Ace bar events and Mix Masters Events offer outstanding advice on the latest drink trends. Including low and no alcohol drinks, an amazing Gin based ‘Southside Royale’ cocktail recipe and mocktail – cocktail alternatives.

These two incredible cocktail bar companies specialise in bar hire and bar services. Mixmaster Events are based in Surrey and have a passion for craft cocktails, Gin tastings and premium bar services. The Ace bar events vision is to offer a superior cocktail service with captivating delivery! Their top tips and advice are not to be missed.

Let us entertain you!

Amazing events and entertainment specialists Toast functions and House of Lemon offer you their advice on choosing, vetting and hiring the perfect entertainers for your party.

party planning Toast functionsEvent entertainment specialist Nathan Evans, of Toast Functions, explains how to make your party memorable by creating an upbeat playlist, full of decade-spanning tunes! Are you torn between hiring a Live band or DJ? Nathan discusses the options and asks, ‘Have you thought about having both?’

Lucy Eveleigh of House of Lemon (formerly Lemon Entertainment), offers advice on finding the perfect entertainment package for your event. Lucy’s advice spans research and planning, the questions that you should always ask, and how to ensure everything runs smoothly on the day.

Event planning

The guide’s event planning section offers advice and guidance from two of our favourite event planning specialsts. MGN events and Addo events. Create inspiring marquee (or non marquee) parties with their top tips:

party planning MGN eventsTop tips for a magnificent marquee party

Mike Walker of luxury party planners MGN events shares his top tips for transforming a marquee into a stunning party space. MGN events are one of the UK’s leading luxury party planning and management companies and have an excellent reputation for creating unique and inspiring party experiences – whether in a marquee, your home or at a hired venue.

You won’t want to miss out on reading Mike’s advice. From choosing the right marquee, to lighting, styling and creating the perfect party atmosphere in your marquee. Party planning Addo eventsMike offers you the benefit of his many years living, working, breathing (and planning!) in the events industry.

Creating inspiring events

Addo events create inspirational, bespoke parties, weddings and events for private, corporate and charity clients both in the UK and overseas. Read their advice on creating inspiring events with a wow factor; including their top three secrets to event success!

All the ingredients for the perfect party menu

Party planning Rhubarb cateringThe perfect party guide features party catering tips and advice from three different, yet equally amazing catering companies.

Catering tips for the perfect party

Wedding and event expert Sarah Hammond of rhubarb offers catering tips for the perfect party. As exciting as planning a party is, it can be a daunting experience too. Sarah breaks the process down and offers stage by stage advice and considerations to ensure that you get the right catering team on board. With Sarah’s advice you’ll be free to enjoy every moment of your special event without needing to worry over the small details!

Two many cooksParty catering trends

We spoke to Emily Jones of Surrey based event catering specialists Two Many Cooks. Emily offered us her insights into the latest party catering trends.

From classic favourites through to trendy bowl food, healthy options and vegan choices. Emily and the Two Many Cooks team share their passion for creating amazing and delicious parties and events.

How to throw a party your guest won’t want to leave!

Vanilla Bean eventsEverybody loves a party, but how do you ensure that your soiree stands out from the crowd? Finding a great catering company is a very good start. Finding a great catering company that is also an expert party planner will ensure that you and your guests are treated to an evening that they will always remember!

Gareth Palmer, Creative Director and Executive Chef at Vanilla Bean event catering, gives us his tips for creating the ultimate party night.

Are you looking to plan the perfect party?

Why not download the guide for free at the link below? Alternatively, why not contact us and speak to a member of our team? We’re ready with lots of fantastic marquee party, wedding and event planning advice, recommendations and tips.

We also offer free, no obligation estimates, quotations and site visits. Call 01372 459485 or email to find out more!

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