Planning a Party or Function

Summer is here and many of us are in holiday mode – not to mention the usual round of parties like 21st birthdays, engagements and weddings. One thing that you really need to keep in mind if you are planning one of these events, is of course your alcohol requirements and when you require a licence. You can find lots of information on this site about that particular topic, but this post is here to help you plan that perfect function! So, other things to consider are:

  • Let the Police know you are having a party.
  • Let your neighbours know as well.
  • Consider how the party will be promoted. Don’t use the internet or social media – if word of the party has spread, you will need to take extra preventative measures.
  • Guest lists should be kept to a manageable size.
  • Consider numbering your invitations. Ask for RSVPs and/or the need for guests to produce their invitation at the door. Let your friends know up front that you will only admit people who are on the door list.
  • Ask your friends not to give out information about the party to other people.
  • Personally hand out invitations and let people know that it is an exclusive party, strictly invitation only! That way there will only be people you know and want at the party.
  • If your party is to be held in a public hall or sporting facility, contact your local council or community group regarding the hiring conditions, public liability, restrictions etc. This may end up saving you money in the long run.
  • Find out about local noise regulations (contact your Local Council or Police if in doubt).