Hosting a private party can be a great way to show your clients how much you appreciate their business. You want to be sure that you throw a party that is fun, entertaining, and respectful to all of your clients. The following guide walks you through a few ways to make sure you throw a memorable party without going too over the top with the planning.
When throwing a private party, you need to have some form of entertainment at the event. This allows people to feel more comfortable with one another and enjoy themselves with dancing if they so choose. A band can often be a great source of entertainment because the crowd can really get into the music when they see it performed in front of them.
When you have a private party, you want to be sure that you have food available for the guests. Be sure that you have options for vegetarians, vegans, and anyone else that may have special dietary restrictions. This ensures that everyone is able to dine while they are there, which is very important if alcohol is being served, as well.
When you throw a private party, you need to be sure that there is ample seating available for your guests. If you have a formal dinner, you will need to rent tables and chairs for your guests to use. If you are serving light hors d'oeuvres, you may be able to just provide a few tables here and there around the venue.
Finally, you need to be sure that you provide beverages for your guests to ensure. If you plan to have alcohol at the event, you need to first find out if your jurisdiction requires you to have a liquor license in order to serve large quantities of alcohol. Some jurisdictions require the license to ensure that the liquor is properly handled and not distributed to minors. It is important to have nonalcoholic beverages available for people to drink during your party, as well.
Once you have made all of the decisions for the party, you need to start booking the caterer, entertainment, and the venue right away to be sure that you get the space you need on the day you need. Be prepared to put down deposits for all of the bookings you make because most businesses will not guarantee their services on a specific day without getting a deposit first.