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Hosting A Big Event Or Party In Houston: 5 Tips

Hosting a big event or party in Houston can be an overwhelming ordeal, but it doesn’t have to be. By taking some time to prepare for your event, you can save yourself an immense amount of stress, time, and complications. The following 5 tips are general rules of thumb to follow when planning your big event or party.

1. Objectives:

One of the first aspects to consider is the objective of the event. Is it a fundraiser, a party, a ceremonial event (wedding, induction, etc), a holiday event, or a banquet? Every event is going to have specific requirements depending upon the nature of the occasion.

If you’ve hosted a similar event in the past, consider the feedback you received from the past event and try incorporating what worked into this one (and exclude what didn’t work). One good idea is to establish quantifiable goals and do your best to achieve timeline milestones as your progress forward.

2. Budget:

One of the biggest issues event organizers face is how to manage expenses. Creating a budget checklist is a great way to both itemize spending and develop an account of all items necessary for the event.

Some of the items you might want to factor into your event budget (depending upon the nature of the event) include venue, tables, tent rental, chairs, food and serving, lighting, carpets, band music, decorations, flowers, and invitations.

A well-planned budget will definitely lighten your pocketbook as well as your stress level.

3. Date & Timing:

When selecting a date and time for your big event, there are a few factors worth considering. The time of year, especially for outdoor events, is critical when it comes to comfort, AC and heating needs, and tent rental needs.

The time of day is also important because it might dictate what type of refreshment you’ll be offering (full meal or light snacks). You’ll also want to consider if your event is occurring during school holidays and how that might affect turnout.

4. Venue Selection:

Where you choose to hold your big event or party depends, of course, upon the nature of the occasion. Will it be an outdoor wedding or commencement, an indoor business luncheon, or a restaurant party?

Wherever you decide to hold the event, make sure to seek out venues that offer package deals. A package deal means that a venue might be able to provide you with all of the small essentials, which means you won’t have to worry about them.

5. Theme:

Selecting a clever theme for an event does more than just provide an aesthetic flourish. Themes can help with organization, dress code, and drawing a larger audience. In addition to complementing your event, a creative theme can also add the extra spark your big event needs. The natural byproduct of a well-chosen theme, after all, is that your event receives a healthy dose of fun.

Acme Party & Tent Rental has been serving Houston and the surrounding areas for the past 11 years. As a comprehensive party and event rental facility, Acme is your one-stop resource for all of your party and event needs. For more information regarding your entire party rental, tent rental, party accessory, and party equipment needs, please contact Acme Party & Tent Rental at (713) 729-2424.

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