Party Planner Tricks for an Almost Stress-Free Event / by Jenny Chang

There are few things as stressful as planning a kickass event. From the venue to the decor to the invites, there are so many details that can’t be ignored. There isn’t anything we love more than planning the perfect special events. Every little detail has the chance to leave someone with a lifelong memory - an event that is truly inspiring and makes you feel like a freaking rock star. That’s what we’re about and we’re all for sharing our rockin’ secrets.

Keep reading for the inside scoop on our party planner tricks for an almost stress-free special events

Get Organized & Stay Organized

When it comes to party planning, staying organized is your best friend. The more organized you are, the better prepared you will be when problems arise. Hell, the better organized you are, the fewer problems you’ll have overall.

Planning an event may seem like a simple task, but when you consider all of the details it can get quite complicated. You’ll find yourself with a shopping list, invites to send out, dietary restrictions to consider, and that doesn’t even include the design process.

Whether you plan parties for fun or professionally, documenting everything is crucial. You can do things the old-fashioned way with lists and a paper trail, or you can use a party planning software. Either way, organization is a must for keeping things as stress-free as possible.

Party Planner Tricks for an Almost Stress-Free Event

Select a Design Style & Stick with It

Selecting a design style and sticking with it can be daunting. With so many trends and different styles to choose from, it can get overwhelming. You may not think interior design has anything to do with producing an event, but we’re here to tell you, it for sure does!

Think about the client’s personality and vision. Every client has a specific style and experience they want to portray at their particular event. Whether it be a romantic ambiance or an industrial and modern vibe, take their personality and run with it.

Here are some of our all-time favorite interior design styles we pull inspiration from for our unforgettable special events:

  • Mid-century modern

  • Industrial

  • Transitional

  • Bohemianism

  • Victorian

Opt for Interactive Food Stations

Whether your event is upscale and luxurious or intimate and romantic, interactive food stations can cut down on half of the stress. Food stations don’t mean your event isn’t as luxe as the next. These interactive food stations are trendy, young, and over-the-top fun for your guests so go for it!

Sometimes Less is More

When it comes to decor, sometimes less is more. If you’re a solo party planner, over-the-top parties can be hard to achieve. That’s not to say it can’t be done, but in terms of stress, keeping the decor simple yet beautiful is sure to light a spark.

Think Three Steps Ahead

The key to event planning is being the ultimate problem solver. If you can think on your feet, stay prepared, and move quickly, you’re bound for success. As event planners, we always recommend being prepared and having a backup plan and a backup backup plan. You never know what could happen, and it’s your job to be on top of every detail.  

RNE also has exceptional problem-solving skills & a digital-first mindset, which places us ahead of old-school competitors. If you’re a party planner just getting started, ROCKNUNIVERSITY is the next step in your celebratory success. Become apart of our all-star family today.