There are many, many determining factors in establishing a budget. First of all, how many are expected to attend? You might have a pretty good idea for a company party, but in some cases you might just have to make a “guess-timate” until you can get more information. Make the best possible estimate based on what facts you have, and proceed.
Beverage Machines, etc. It’s more fun when you party has a barista mixing drinks for guests. In some situations though, you can get by with cocktail machines. Serve guests with ice-cold slushy without having to mix it one drink at a time. They can also get a glass of cocktail without your help as cocktail machines are easy to use. Some festival hire companies also have “double container” models that store up to 240 servings of flavoured cocktails.
With a formal sit down dinner you will need to hire a caterer. A reception centre may include the cost of a caterer or you may have booked out an entire restaurant for your function. For a casual event a barbecue may suffice or even a spit roast served with salads and jacket pockets, which is a cost effective option. Remember, when planning the food provide alternatives for vegetarians and those with allergies. Importantly, serve food that will suit the occasion.
Ask a trusted friend or family member help capture the day- You don’t want to spend the day recording your little ones special day without actually spending much time with them or getting in the pictures yourself. It’s a good idea to ask someone to help take photos and video so that you can also enjoy yourself and spend time with the birthday boy or girl.
Space. Your first consideration is the real estate where the tent will be erected. If you have a large empty area in your backyard, you can ask your party hire company if they have event marquees. These are tents that resemble a house. They have a large roof with clear and white side covers. They take up space but are perfect for bazaars, temporary galleries and showrooms, and event weddings. If space is tight, go for modular party covers. These usually come in the smallest 3x3m size. You can also get the freestyle bedouin tent, which is flexible and can be bent to fit balconies and other complicated spaces.
The big day is full of situations that will certainly raise the anxiety levels. The day will usually begin with the opening of the presents. Whether delivered by Santa Claus or not? That is an entire different post. The present offering and getting definitely sets the scene for the day’s occasions. If the presents are received with glee and not a respectful grin and a whispered thank you your day is off to a great start. If the reverse is true, the day could only go downhill from here. Exactly how can you tell if someone actually does like the reindeer sweater you lovingly purchased at the shopping mall? A good guide to this is if the person really uses or plays with the item for over five moments, you have actually without a doubt selected well.
Missing persons. Track down old friends, classmates, coworkers and neighbors that the guest of honor lost track of over the years. Invite them to the 50th birthday party. It will bring back old memories and may reestablish some friendships.