“Learn to light a candle in the darkest moments of someone’s life. Be the light that helps others see; it is what gives life its deepest significance.”
― Roy T. Bennett,
It’s that time of year where everyone is poised and ready for their work’s Christmas party, and for get-togethers with their family and friends. People are in the mood to put on their best outfits, get to the salon to get their hair and nails done and sip something fizzy to celebrate the festive season and the new year.
Therefore, now is a great time to plan a party, and why not make it in aid of a cause that’s close to your heart, or that you feel could benefit from your event. Guests should be in a giving mood, and you could raise awareness and funds for something worthwhile so that you have a meaningful Christmas and start the new year off feeling fulfilled.
Once people have RSVP’d and have turned up to have fun, party, and give generously; your job is pretty much done (apart from maybe the clean-up afterwards). However, it’s the planning, preparation, and booking side of things that often cause the most stress and challenges along the way. Therefore, it’s a smart idea to begin planning as soon as possible. It’s unlikely at this stage that your event will be huge, but it’s not about the size, it’s about the effort, the fun, and raising money for those in need.
The following are some tips, hints, and advice for party planners with a great cause in mind
Whether you want a marquee outside for a garden party or an intimate space indoors for an evening soiree; this needs to be your first port of call. Book the venue in early so that you can work out capacity and guests, food and drinks, and any entertainment from there. Give yourself plenty of backup tools; the tiny details can make all the difference on the day. If you plan to utilise a marquee or want to put a banner up with the charity name and details; it’s worth checking out sites like https://eurotechdisplays.com.au/ and picking up enough spare supplies to see you through any weather, or unexpected situations (the show must go on). Access, parking, and location of your venue are also key points to consider before booking; you want people to arrive fresh and in a great mood, and not stressed because they found it difficult to get there.
As the venue will decide on your theme regarding dress codes, food and drink, and entertainment; you need to figure out exactly how you’re going to raise plenty of money for your charity. A ticketed event is always a straightforward option; people will pay to come and have a great time, especially at this time of year. Perhaps you could up the spending with a fun auction when people are sat down and enjoying themselves. Get local businesses involved by asking them to donate items and experiences to auction off; it’ll be great advertising for them, and you’ll have plenty to sell at the event. Check out https://www.pinterest.com for more ideas on how to raise money at your charity event, and start writing your plans down straight away!