As life continues to become more and more fast-paced, it can be challenging to find time for anything outside of work. Getting together with friends or family is something that we all need to recharge our batteries and relax a little bit from the stresses of daily life.
However, most people are intimidated by party planning. At Stokely Event Center, we want to make celebration easy for you and your loved ones! If you are planning a party in 2022, there are some things that you should keep in mind.
Create Your Invitation List
Invite people who are not only good friends but also good conversationalists. Make an effort to invite guests who have a lot in common with one another, but try not to include more than three people from the same group or organization. This ensures that your party will be inclusive and diverse.
Plan Your Party Layout
Make sure to have an appropriate number of tables and chairs for your guests. If you do not have enough seating, consider having a dedicated area for guests to place their purses, coats, and other personal items.
In addition, make sure that your food and drink stations are far away from one another so that the lines remain short and efficient. If someone needs a refill on their beverage or plate of appetizers, they should be able to get it quickly and easily.
Curate the Sound
In 2022, most people would say that they prefer to play their own music at parties rather than hiring a band or DJ. However, you might want to consider hiring musicians just in case your guests need some entertainment! If the party is going well but it’s getting late, consider turning down the music a little bit so that people can have conversations without yelling.
The same goes for when the party is winding down and people are starting to leave – make sure to lower the volume on your speakers so that guests can say their goodbyes without feeling uncomfortable.
Think About Your Menu
Use small plates to encourage more conversation between guests rather than large servings that can be eaten quickly without any interaction with others at the table.
Also, make sure to include foods that are healthy and delicious. This way you can feel confident about offering your guests choices for their plates without worrying about the negative effects of unhealthy food on social gatherings.
Plan Your 2022 Party at Stokely Event Center
At Stokely Event Center, we believe that party planning does not have to be a source of stress. We want to help you make your 2022 party a success! With a unique venue, complimentary audio and video equipment included in your rental, and party cleanup – we will help you plan an unforgettable party.
If you are interested in learning more about planning your 2022 party with us, we would be happy to help! Call our team at (918)600-4448 or submit a reservation request here to begin the process. We look forward to celebrating with you!