University is a pivotal time in the life of anyone who has had the privilege of attending it. This is not only a good time to choose your future career, but also to socialize and have fun. Attending parties is one of the best ways to socialize with other students, so joining as many parties as possible is important to make connections and meet new people. If you want to organize a student party, it takes a lot of work and you cannot do it on your own. Here are the steps to take to organize a student party and do a great job.
Pick a team
Attending parties is fun, organizing them is a hectic job. If you don’t want guests to go around telling the whole world about how your party sucks, you can’t afford to do it alone. You need a team to help you out. Choosing the right people is the first step you need to take before you start anything else. After arranging a group of like-minded and talented individuals, delegate responsibilities to them. You can put them in groups, depending on how many people you have in your team, and let each group take care of a specific organizational task.
Decide on the party theme
What will be the central theme for your party? Will it be a pool party? A party at the beach? Will guests need to wear special costumes or will there be a dress code? These are very important details you need to decide on if you want it to be a party to remember. Brainstorm with your team and come up with an interesting, unexpected or unconventional theme to make the party even more exciting.
Another thing you and your team need to do is to advertise the upcoming event. Social media is a great way to do this. Facebook, Instagram or Twitter are some of the best platforms for this. Advertising your event helps you to build momentum. It also helps you to market it very early, long before you commit resources to it. Consider creating a group and adding members of your school or faculty to that group. The more people start talking about it, the more willing they will be to attend when the word gets out. Advertising is also a great way to collect information about students and the collected data will be helpful for future parties.
Book a DJ
Music is the live wire of any student party, so your party will need a DJ. Not just any average Joe who can handle a digital musical set. No! What your party needs is a talented DJ. If you have a DJ who can work his/her magic on the music board, the dance floor will never be empty. And at the end of the day, all attendees will tell the world that your party is the best they’ve attended in their entire life.
Plan for refreshments
You also need to plan for refreshments. What drinks will be served? Will there be a proper meal or just a finger food? These are some of the things to plan for, but you can only do this if you can predict the number of people who will be attending. To predict the number of guests, you can make it a strictly-by-invitation affair. Avoid the temptation to spend more than what you can afford on refreshments. Keep your plans within your budget. If alcohol is going to be served, don’t buy expensive wines and champagne if all you can afford is cheap vodka.
Location is another important thing to consider. The location you pick will determine whether your party will be a success or a failure. A good location should tick the following boxes:
— Suits the theme of the party
— Close to where most of your guests live
— Easy to access
— Big enough to accommodate the crowd
— Proper ventilation and lighting
— Secured for crowd control
— Toilet facilities
— A car park (optional)
— Safe and secure
There is a lot going on in planning a student party, but if you do these few things right, everything else will fall into place.