Sorry I haven’t kept up to date for a while. I have set up the Facebook page for the Valentine’s party and sent out the invites for it. A few responses so far so that’s good, some of which have invited their friends so numbers are kind of up. Most people have just seen the invite though so I’ll have to boost it soon. I ordered decorations for the do as well and they have arrived, most of them are perfect and I’m very happy with the company I got the decorations from, they’re called Party Pieces they’re an online company from Reading. I will be buying from them again for sure.
So far then it seems that I’m booked in to going to The Monkey Suit in their VIP Lounge on Friday the 16th. Today’s goal is to make the page for the party and invite people. I think I might make the invitation on Word and then post that to the party page, that should be a more eye catching and practical way of showing all the information. I will buy the decorations soon, although depending on the shipping time from ‘Party Pieces’ I could leave the order until pay day, making the budgeting a little easier. Although the decorations are a very small part of the budget. I need to fill the room out with at least 30 people, and no more than 40. Each guest will receive a drink token from me (thanks to the flexibility of the staff at The Monkey Suit) and that’ll pay for their first drink. I have elected not to hire the photo booth as both the price and spacing for such equipment is not possible with the budget and floor space available in the VIP Lounge. I will however hire a friend of mine (who should be willing) to do some photography for me on the night and I can use those on my website. I could still set up my own area for photos. If I hang a hollowed-out cupid’s heart against a red and white (possibly pink) back drop, this could feel like a booth anyway but freeing up both space and how many people can take part at the same time. At some point, I will also look at the music I need. I should be able to just plug in my iPod to the sound system already there and play a playlist of romantic songs.
I got my feedback from QC Event School Unit A, I got an A! Very happy with the result and will be swiftly moving on to Unit B and such. I have an idea for the first portfolio party I throw and a handful of people already interested in attending and spreading the word. My thoughts are Valentines themed traffic light party with romantic themes and stuff. Upon arrival, everyone is handed a post it and a pen to write down their perfect first date and stick it under their name tag. This will act as a conversation starter for any singles looking to mingle. Also thinking of providing a ‘kissing booth photo booth’ to intrigue people in to meeting people and giving them a chance for romance. Red themed cocktails will be available and food set out as a buffet so people can eat what they want whenever they want.
I'm the founder of an Event Planning Business called Better Days. Here is where I write my process from step one to the present. This helps me keep track of all I do and when I do it. At the moment it's a personal tool, once I'm up and running I can use this blog to give advice and tell of y recent projects. Then it will be stream lined and professional and much more interesting for you lovely people. - Samantha Field