Party Planning ‘To Do’ List

5th April 2023
Party Planning ‘To Do’ List

Are you planning a party and looking for a unique and beautiful venue? Look no further than The Great Barn! Our stunning venue offers a rustic charm that is perfect for any occasion. Whether you're planning a birthday party, wedding anniversary, or just want to celebrate - The Great Barn has everything you need to make your event unforgettable.

What is a party planning checklist and how can you use one?

A party planning checklist outlines all of the tasks and items that need to be completed or acquired in order to successfully plan and execute a party. It can include things like sending out invitations, creating a guest list, selecting a venue, arranging for food and drinks, and coordinating decorations and entertainment.

To use a party planning checklist, first, you need to determine what type of party you want to plan, and then create a list of all the tasks and items that will be required for that specific event. Once you have your list, you can then begin to break it down into smaller, more manageable tasks, and assign deadlines for when each task should be completed. You can also use the checklist to keep track of your progress, mark off tasks as they are completed, and make adjustments as necessary. Additionally, you can share it with other people who are helping you plan the party, so they know what they need to do and when.

Party Planning Checklist: A Step-by-Step Guide to Planning a Great Party

Hosting a party can be a lot of fun, but it can also be overwhelming to plan and execute. To help make the process a little easier, we've put together a party planning checklist to guide you through each step of the way.

Set a date and time for the party

Consider factors such as the availability of your guests, the venue, and any other events that may be happening at the same time.

Choose a theme for the party

This can be as simple or as elaborate as you like, but having a theme will help to tie everything together and make the party more fun and memorable. 

Create a guest list

Consider how many people you want to invite and how many can comfortably fit in the venue. Make sure to send out invitations well in advance to give your guests plenty of notice.

Plan the menu

Consider the theme of the party and any dietary restrictions of your guests. The Great Barn uses Kearney’s for all our events, and they deliver exceptional service time and time again for our clients. They offer beautiful cuisine that caters for all clientele, offering flexible, dependability on your big day.

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Plan the decorations

Consider the theme and the venue when selecting decorations. Our venue is beautiful in its own right, but you can choose to make your own decorations or purchase them from a party supply shop.

Plan the entertainment

This can include music, games, or other activities to keep your guests entertained throughout the party. At The Great Barn, we can arrange for the latest state of the art audio-visual equipment and professional set design to enhance your events entertainment.

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Choose a venue

The Great Barn is a unique and beautiful venue that offers a rustic charm that is perfect for any occasion. The venue is located in a picturesque countryside setting that provides a serene and peaceful atmosphere for any event.

The venue features a large and spacious barn that can accommodate up to 175 guests at a party, and can seat 140 formally either on round tables or banqueting style. The barn boasts stunning exposed wooden beams, high ceilings, and natural light that creates a warm and inviting ambiance.

The Great Barn also offers a variety of outdoor spaces for guests to enjoy, including a large courtyard and lawn area, perfect for a summer party or reception. The venue also features a pond and a beautiful garden that serves as an ideal backdrop for photographs.

The venue's team offers a variety of catering options and can also help you with decorations, music and other party needs. They are dedicated to making your event an unforgettable one.

The Great Barn is conveniently located on the Oxfordshire/Northamptonshire border just 10 minutes from Junction 10 of the M40 between Bicester and Banbury, making it a great option for guests coming from all over. With its picturesque setting, versatile spaces, and dedicated team, The Great Barn is a great option for anyone looking to host a special event.

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Following this checklist will help you plan an amazing party and will also help you to stay organised and on track throughout the planning process. 

 Now for the fun to begin! Enquire today