Tips for Planning a Last Minute Event
So your big event is just around the corner, and you just haven’t had the time to start planning. Maybe you were handed the reigns with no time to spare, or life simply got in the way. Whatever the case, just because you’re short on time doesn’t mean that last-minute event planning needs to be a headache. With a little bit of forethought and ingenuity, you can turn your last-minute event into the talk of the town.
Here are some tips for last-minute event planning:
Get Your Guests Involved
Depending on the nature of the party, you can always incorporate your guests. Throwing a business function? Have your informed guests get up and start industry discussions in a casual, round-table manner. It’ll save you the time and effort of finding the perfect guest speaker. If your party is more casual, ask your guests that they bring a dish, potluck style, to help you cut down on food costs and avoid the hassle of finding a caterer.
Grab Attention With a Flyer
The best way to get the word out — especially if you’re throwing a last-minute professional event — is to put up several colorful flyers in specific target areas. A bold flyer, or time allowing, a compelling mailer, can make a huge difference when it comes to getting the word out about your event.
Engage on Social Media
The great thing about social media for last-minute party planners is that it’s possible to publicize your event instantaneously and in a big way. If done properly, social media can make up a hugely successful portion of your event marketing plans.
Don’t Overthink the Venue
If you’re throwing an office party, have the party at your office. If you want something a little more intimate, host the party at your house. The important thing is that you have food and activities, not just a fancy setting.
Focus on Quality, Not Quantity
Try to give yourself a break when it comes to planning. Make sure that important aspects are planned carefully as opposed to trying to organize every minuscule detail – you’ll stress yourself out unnecessarily.
A little creativity and a little determination, and you should have no problems with last-minute event planning. No matter why you’re throwing your party, PaperDirect has a full line of products that will help make your soiree something special. Browse PaperDirect’s selection of flyers to market your last-minute event today.