When it’s time for a celebration and you want to make it the most memorable event of the year, consider having a destination party! Whether it’s for a birthday, wedding, or anniversary, having your party in an exciting location takes it from a wild one-night affair to an amazing, exotic vacation for everyone. Of course, there is a lot of work to be done. So, where do you start?
Priorities and Budget
Before you offer to fly your guests to Hawaii for the weekend, take time to really decide how much you are willing to spend and what you expect to get from that cost. Knowing what is most important on your list will allow you to make sure that you are getting the most for your money. Decide if you intend to have the main event indoors or if clear span fabric structures need to be rented for an outdoor venue.
You will also want to decide what your guests will be responsible for. If you are paying for the hotel and food, will you expect them to cover the cost of flights? Your guests will thank you for planning ahead and not expecting them to just hop on the next flight to Paris.
Information and Location
Choose the location of your party carefully. Take time to find out what the weather is like seasonally to ensure you don’t host a party during the height of the rainy season or tourist season. Check with your guests and make sure they have ample time to plan to attend and are able to make arrangement for children, pets, or time away from work if needed. You’ll have a lot more fun if your guests are able to show up.
Planning a destination celebration is a huge challenge. Consider hiring a professional if the work seems overwhelming. They know a few tricks to make things go more smoothly while you focus on having fun with your guests.