Henley Standard Property
HOME

Date:

Order your copy Advertise with us! HENLEY PAGES
Delivering the news from Henley on Thames and South Oxfordshire for over 100 years
  News     Sport    Celebrity   What's On Regulars Community Info Henley Standard TV Lifestyle Property Jobs Classifieds Gallery Trade
                               Follow us    Follow us    Newsfeed Search the Henley Standard  
Planning a party? Get some tops tips from experts
Published 09/06/14



PLANNING a special party? Whether it’s an 18th, 21st, 40th or 50th, Papillon Events has got it covered with these top party-planning tips.

Location, Location, Location

There are so many venue options available — from marquees and tipi tents in your garden to unique/historic venues and hotels. Some venues will have a style of their own, whereas others are a blank canvas for you to play with — choose with care.

The Devil is in the Detail

Advance planning is crucial and also ensures you can secure all the party ingredients in time.


Invitations can be tailored to your theme and designed independently or taken from a stock online.

Some of the best parties are themed, so have a think about what you enjoy — a certain type of music, cult films, places that inspire you — which can be he subtly woven through all elements of the party, such as invitations, décor and food.

Bon Appetit

With so many wonderful types of food, decide what you’d like to offer your guests from the outset as this will also impact the type of venue you choose — from a canapés and drinks reception to bowl food to a sit-down meal. Hiring a bar and professional staff adds a real focal point and a cocktail list to choose from helps to get the party going in style.

Lights, Camera, Action!

Lighting plays a huge part in creating the right atmosphere for an event. Shapes, patterns and logos can be projected on to a wall for added effect. Book a photographer or hire a photo booth for a bit of fun.

If hiring a DJ, provide a sample playlist to give them an indication of the type of music you’d like or book a band to get everyone bopping.

Finally, a great party is one that has something unique and a real talking point — whether it’s crystal chandeliers hanging from trees in the garden to animal noises from the bushes as guests arrived at a Hint of Africa party to themed food.

It’s worth putting in the extra attention to detail to create something wonderful.

Papillon Events can manage the planning process from start to finish — and be there on the night to oversee proceedings.

For a free consultation call Charlotte Pudney on 07970 981887 or email charlotte@papillonevents.co.uk

Published 09/06/14

MOST POPULAR
Browns to close after a quarter century trading
Halloween and Bonfire Night: Where to go
College plan to build campus on playing fields
Woman launches campaign for equality in sport
High winds cause road closures
Driver injured in road accident
Farewell to those magnificent flowers
Help Henley celebrate Christmas with a tree
LATEST LIFESTYLE HEADLINES
Specialist support leads to strong exam results
Let Hannah entertain you...
Care firm offers clients ‘real relationships’
New hot meals service on offer
Cheaper fuel
Strong sales
Dark design
Electric car’s popularity sparks
Top ten for Ferrari anniversary
Driverless car tackles race track
Vintage Vauxhalls on display to mark firm’s 111-year history
Salon makes haircuts fun for youngsters
Latest Video View more from   Henley Standard TV
ADVERTISE WITH US
LATEST NEWS HEADLINES
Lest We Forget: launch of Poppy Appeal
Henley skate park half pipe sold
High winds cause road closures
Oratory withdraw public access to gym
Angie Paterson becomes deputy leader of SODC
Top Videos
 
Most Popular
 
 
 
 
 
Higgs Group
HIGGS GROUP
Tel: 01491 419400
www.higgsgroup.co.uk
HENLEY PAGES
Tel: 01491 419419
www.henleypages.com
HIGGS PRINTING & DESIGN
Tel: 01491 419429
www.higgsprinting.co.uk
HIGGS OFFICE SUPPLIES
Tel: 01491 419499
www.higgsofficesupplies.co.uk
HENLEY LIFE MAGAZINE
Tel: 01491 419449
www.henleylife.co.uk
HIGGS GROUP, Caxton House, 1 Station Road, Henley on Thames, Oxfordshire, RG9 1AD.

Cookie Policy | Copyright and Terms | Competition Rules | Contact Us | Advertise with us | Site Map
© Higgs & Co (Printers) Limited 2013  |  Registered in England number 1418717