Sometimes, event planning can be a truly daunting undertaking. There are so many moving parts to get into sync. You’ll have to navigate peoples’ schedules, book entertainment, food, and so much more without turning your hair grey. It can be difficult to know what direction to approach first when embarking on any kind of event, be it a wedding anniversary party, a prom, or even just a corporate party. Everything in New York always feels like it needs to the biggest and the best thing. But how do you go about making that happen? If you’ve planned correctly, you have plenty of time to get your ducks in a row. As one of the premier event planners in Columbus Circle, we can easily offer some pointers on how to organize and make your event memorable.
Where to Begin
In short, start at the beginning. For most people, even in the digital age, that requires starting off with a piece of physical paper. If you can jot your ideas down on one page and then put them together on the next page you’re already ahead of the game as far as organization. This will keep the mistakes and inevitable bumps in the road easily manageable as they come up. With a written out plan, the ideas will become a physical presence, something you can hold and have immediate access to. It’ll go far toward keeping everything straightened out, as well as giving you a sense of security within your own plan. Generally, we find that while forming that initial plan on paper, it’s best to follow three rules that form the framework of a good planning process:
- Don’t think of the pressure. Start with easy brainstorming. Find your vision for the event.
- Outline your ideas. Put the step-by-step down.
- Start following that step-by-step
Step One: Set a Goal
Whether it’s just to enjoy yourselves or if it’s to bring your company and employees together, there should be a stated idea behind this event. Once you know what this event is supposed to accomplish, you’ll be able to easily lay out the rest of the pieces of the event with ease. This will help you outline your objectives piece-by-piece and then assign certain tasks to those objectives. Just think of the saying, “How do you eat an elephant? One bite at a time.”
Step Two: Put Together a Team
When you can delegate, you can conquer. That’s actually where Creative Games comes into the picture. Once you’ve got a solid notion of what you want out of your event, we can take a major part of the event planning off of your plate if you’d like. If, however, you were hoping to be able to dictate more of the details, we’d, of course, be happy to just handle the entertainment for your event. That being said, after you’ve contacted us and discussed your expectations for your event planning details, you should get some other folks on board. Asking for help when planning an event is how you’ll be able to get everything done. Some tasks, like huge parties in Columbus Circle, are not a one-man job.
We specialize in entertainment, but we can also offer our party planning expertise. Reach out to us with any questions and watch our blog for the continuation of our step-by-step guide.