If you’re anything like me, you find party planning to be an overwhelming task. I much prefer impromptu gatherings when friends can come together at the last minute. It takes the planning process out of entertaining friends or family and allows me to be a much more relaxed hostess. My favorite social times with my gal pals are when friends can stay for some apps (not the techie kind) and a glass of wine or two when they come to pick up their kids from a playdate at my house.
Fortunately, with today’s technology and advancements in social media, you can plan the perfect event, document the memories and share it with family and friends.
The birthday party planning experts at PartyPail created this handy infographic to help you in the planning process. While this infographic focuses primarily on planning a child’s birthday party, the steps and information presented are applicable to the planning process for any kind of party.
Infographic source: PartyPail.com
The basic steps for party planning
- Establish your budget
- Decide on a theme
- Pick a location
- Prepare for activities
- Plan menu
- Send out invitations
- Party day tasks
Social media makes party planning and memory sharing easy
Facebook – Use messaging to brainstorm and share ideas in the party planning process. Use the event feature to invite friends and family to the party.
Pinterest – Collect ideas for party themes, recipes, cake decorations, party favors and games all in one board dedicated to your specific event.
Twitter – During the party, you and your guests can tweet about the event or reminisce or post photos after the party using a special party hashtag.
You can also share photos from the party using your favorite photo website or social media tool of choice including Facebook, Flikr, Instagram, and Tumblr.
Tell us: What tools do you employ in planning a party? How do you share photos with family and friends after the party?