Planning a party? How do you ensure that your soiree is the one that stands out from the crowd? Finding a great catering company is a good start, but why not treat your guests to a night they’ll never forget by finding one that’s also an expert party planner. Here are our favourite tips for creating the ultimate party night.

Planning a party: barFind suppliers with a passion

If you’re using outside suppliers for your party, find ones that are passionate about what they do. At Vanilla Bean we love what we do, we listen carefully to our clients to get a real sense for what they are hoping to create – from there it’s easy, we treat each event as if it’s our own. You should want all of your suppliers to take this approach.

…whether it’s for a milestone birthday, a wedding, summer party or just a simple get together with family and friends, you’ll need a company that has the imagination, drive and experience to come up with something new, exciting and different to anything your guests will have seen before.

Planning a party

Stand out from the crowd

Standing out from the crowd is important, you’re not just planning a party, you’re creating memories, but how do you make sure that yours is the party that everyone will be talking about at the end of the season?

Decide on a theme. Working around a theme personal to you will allow your suppliers to find a focus. Themes can make it easier for your suppliers to create bespoke menus, cocktails, interior themes, stunning décor and styling that will make your party distinctive.

We can organise a DJHave an event schedule

Timing is key. Creating an event schedule that flows ensures that guests are entertained from the moment the party starts until the last taxi has departed.

Guests should feel that their feet haven’t touched the ground throughout the entire evening. At Vanilla Bean we like to bring the ‘Wow’ factor and a well-timed schedule is one of the keys to our success.

It’s all entertainment

Planning a party? Still walkers are an interesting alternative to traditional entertainmentA party is all about entertainment and everything at a party should be thought of as entertainment. From theatrical food and colourful cocktails to flair bar tenders, stilt walkers or professional pick pockets; you must get the timing right so that something engaging is always happening.

Don’t forget the food and drink!

Your food, cocktails and service are what your guests will remember the most. It doesn’t matter if you’re enjoying authentic Latin American street food or Modern French fine dining; it’s the way that your food and drink are produced and served makes all the difference.

Planning a party and interested in finding out more?

Planning a party? Contact our team to find out how we can help you plan your next event. From simply catering to whole event management, the Vanilla Bean team have the experience, flair and passion to help you make yours a party that your guests won’t want to leave!

Contact Vanilla Bean to find out how they can help you plan the perfect party