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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

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