Planning a big event in NYC can be intimidating. The good news is that you don’t have to do it alone. There are event planners in NYC who can do the work for you or you can find many online resources if you want to “do it yourself.”
Recently HGTV ran an online article “Secrets from a Party Planner,” to help you plan the perfect event. In her article, Camille Styles takes us through her 10 stages of planning a big event with advice for each step:
- Getting organized- lists! Guest list, shopping list, to do list, etc.
- Creating a theme- set the tone.
- Sending out invites- online or by mail.
- Offering a self serve bar- let guests be their own mixologists.
- Creating a specialty concoction- have at least one specialty cocktail.
- Keeping appetizers simple- bite sized, finger friendly.
- Setting up a kid’s table- keep them busy with crayons, paper, and fun.
- Keeping settings simple- incorporate natural elements.
- Staying relaxed- give yourself time before the guests arrive.
- Not forgetting the favors- send them home with a reminder of the day.
Maybe the “do it yourself” option is still a bit daunting or your event needs to be more professional. There are good event planning companies in NYC, one of which is Twenty Three Layers. They are a New York based full service planning and design firm. They do everything from fun and whimsical to glitz and glamour, from small private events to corporate events. They have solid working foundations with several premier vendors and establishments which will ensure a momentous occasion. Because Twenty Three Layers’ services include photography, catering, entertainment, venues, floral design, and more, they are the premier corporate event planners in NYC. If you prefer more “hands on” party planning, they have workshops designed to make you the best host or hostess you can be and to impress every guest.
No matter what your event, or how involved you want to be in the planning and execution, you have the opportunity to shine and to wow your guests. Most importantly, enjoy yourself and the process, as the host or hostess always sets the tone.