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Los Angeles Party Planner Tips

LA party planners know what it takes to throw a party. Planning a party can be as fun as the party you’re hosting. You get to be creative, research new ideas or use ones you’ve seen, plan your menu, shop for decorations and party items, and best of all, think of the fun time you and your guests will have.

Planning a party or event can be tough and tedious too. Maybe it’s your first time hosting a party. Maybe you just don’t know where to start. Whether you’re a novice or already have the know-how, the following tips will make your party planing fun and easy and sure to impress your guests. Let’s get started.


The first step is to create your guest list. Your guests list will often dictate what type of party you’re having, the theme, food and drinks. Generally 70-80% of invited guess will come. Consider inviting people you don’t know that well. Your party will make the perfect place to make new friends. Plan on sending your invitations at least month in advance for formal gatherings. Less time is needed for casual parties.


Next, pick the date. Be sure to plan your party around important dates. Plan your party around work and school functions and community events. You don’t want to have guests double booked or unable to attend.

Food and Beverage

Delicious food and drinks always brings good friends together. Consider preparing a few of your favorite entrees and purchasing the rest. Ordering the food will allow you to focus on your guests and not on the cooking. For drinks, beer and wine are simple selections to serve. If you’re unaware of what other drinks to offer, download the PartyLifter app. You can purchase your drinks and alcohol using their smart shopping technology. It will let you know exactly how much you’ll need. Be sure to check other PartyLifter functions. You can also order food, rental items and hire bartenders, servers and photographers through the app.

Decorations & Music

You don’t have to spend a ton of money ordering special items for your party. A few candles and flowers can add energy and light to the ambiance. Create a playlist or stream commercial free music online. Music will create the mood for your party.

Start Early

Do what you can ahead of time. Set the table the day before, or arrange the furniture so guests can move about. Purchase what you can a few days prior to your party to save time and reduce stress.

A party is a celebration. Make your party planning part of the fun. Staying organized will help you feel less overwhelmed. During your party you’ll be able to spend time with your guests and enjoy the occasion with them.

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PartyLifter provides bartenders, servers, DJs, photographers and decorators and lets you select drinks and food for your parties and events.