When it comes to throwing the perfect party it is often a lack of planning by the host which results in a disastrous event. While you can invite all the people in the world, rent a venue and find a great DJ, without careful planning it is unlikely that your event will go off without a hitch. And if you want to throw the perfect party, whatever the occasion, there are a few tips to consider.

Whenever you’re planning a big event it is important to think about many more aspects than just the guests, venue and music. You can research online and find a host of cheap entertainment for parties.

Your main priority should be in establishing what sort of party you want to throw and the DJ required. If you’re having a barbeque it’s probably best to ask your DJ to play popular chart music and a mix of chill-out tunes as the sun sets. However, you may want people to get to their feet and really party, and if this is your plan you’ll need to tell the DJ that you’re looking for chart tunes and house or dance anthems to get your party rocking. In addition there may be points in the night where you want to make speeches, or want the DJ to alter the intensity or genre, so make sure any hired professional knows exactly what you want. Music type can make or break a party and it’s important to get the setting and music genre right so that they work together.

It’s a good idea, even if you don’t want to provide a full buffet meal for guests, to ensure that there are some nibbles as well as drinks. Especially when people are first arriving at a do it will be welcomed to have a few appetizers in circulation, helping guests to relax. Whilst you may find that people do not want as much food later on in the evening, even if you offer a mix of simple and small buffer treats you can ensure that attendees have something to do whilst they’re waiting for their friends to arrive. A natural point to consider with food is also whether you should hire staff. This can be a huge advantage if you can afford it, allowing you to enjoy the event yourself instead of running around trying to make sure everyone is having a good time. And if you don’t have a huge budget after you’ve paid for your DJ, there is always the possibility of hiring friends or family to help out.

As well as ensuring that your DJ is fully aware of the night’s proceedings, including any speeches or music changes that you want, you should pay attention to a number of other issues. Ensure that you have enough plates, glasses and ice, whilst also considering asking relatives to look after pets if you’re having you event at home. And by putting the planning in beforehand you can ensure a perfect party.