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The exciting thing about Boise is that there are so many things to do and so many places to go to. Unfortunately, when you've been left in charge of planning a party or event, this wide breadth of options can, instead, be a major inconvenience. With all of the options available to you in Boise and the surrounding area, how could one possibly decide where to host this party? With the following tips, this burden will soon become a cinch! The three steps are to identify your party type, list your needs, and to double check.
First of all, what kind of party are you hosting? Is it a corporate outing, or a family reunion? Is it a child's third birthday party, or a team-building social event for your daughter's softball team? How many people will be in attendance at this party? If it is an event where every employee of the firm you work at will be in attendance for a classy event, then one of Boise's many ritzy and elegant banquet halls should do the trick. If it's a family reunion, then reserving a space in Camel's Back Park could be a great, spacious place for everyone to enjoy the party, weather permitting. Some other venues for parties and events for your consideration are community centers, golf clubs, and restaurants. The important thing is making sure that everyone has enough room and is comfortable. There's nothing worse than attending a party or event where there is simply not enough room, so everyone is pushed in together, or worse, some people are forced to stand. Another thing to keep in mind when picking a venue, though, is that you don't want a venue to be too big for your needs, either. A venue that's too big for your purposes puts your party at risk of having its attendees too spread out, which can turn the whole thing into an awkward affair.
The second thing you need to consider, after you're decided on a venue space, is what do you need for the event? Will you need tables, chairs, plates, silverware, cups, napkins? Most banquet halls provide these things, but if you're throwing the party at a reserved space at a park or at a community center, you may have to front the cost of these supplies yourself. What about food? Many banquet have a kitchen and provide food for an additional fee, but you may want to look into how much it costs to have the event catered. Another great option for parties, especially family reunions or team-building events where there will be enough parents involved would be a potluck. If every parent contributes a dish, it makes feeding a large group a lot easier than needing to prepare it all yourself, and it saves money on getting the food catered. You'll want to make sure you have all of the audio and visual equipment that you need. Will you be presenting a slideshow or a Powerpoint? Will you need a microphone, and subsequently, speakers? Will you be playing music? These are all important questions to ask yourself.
Lastly, you'll want to double check. A lot of the times when we're the sole planner of an event, we tend to skip over this part, because we assume that we have ourselves covered. That's not always the case. Always double check and make sure that you have everything done that you need done, because the worst thing is realizing that you have much more to do the day before the party, because many times it's already too late at that point.
And there you go: with these three tips you'll find your party planning and venue search are made at least a small amount easier. Good luck!