With the world slowly emerging out of lockdown measures and millions of people socially starved after a period of isolation and reduced social contact, now is the time to get planning for an unforgettable event. Whether you’re going to be celebrating a birthday or an anniversary, or you’re simply looking to get your friends together in one venue, below you’ll find tips to help you plan an event this summer. 

Get out your notebook and get together your invitation list because, with the right planning, you’ll be able to organize an event that lives long in memory.

Venue and Date
When you’re planning an event, the two absolutely key elements that you need to do sooner rather than later are the venue and the date you’ll be kicking things off. In terms of the venue, you should be prepared to shell out a little cash in order to secure somewhere large enough and atmospheric enough to host all your invitees. Meanwhile, you’ll likely be able to find deals in many venues across the country, as they emerge out of lockdown and look to attract custom through reduced rates. Set the date, too, and get your invitations out at soon as possible.

While great events don’t necessarily need entertainment, a little razzmatazz can really help to set things off and make your event particularly special. If you’re booking a children’s event, then an entertainer for kids — like a magician or funnyman — might fit the bill. If you’re hosting an evening for adult guests, though, you should consider checking online for some of the best bands in your area. Head over to https://www.alivenetwork.com/bandsearch.asp?style=Rock%20and%20Pop to find talent in your area that you can hire for the night.

Food and Drinks
An event is that bit more special if there’s some luxurious food and drinks on offer. Consider how much you want to invest in this part of your event as you could go full luxury with canapés and fine wine, or you can keep things on budget by making and bringing your own snacks, and buying cheaper drinks served from buckets of ice. One thing’s for sure: if you’re hosting adults for hours into the night, you’ll want to provide them with drinks and food to keep going, making your night a long and unforgettable one. 

Finally, depending on your venue and occasion, it can be a fun twist to an evening with friends to add a theme to your proceedings. You can choose to go for an Indian theme, playing Bollywood music as you eat Indian snacks and encourage guests to dress in subcontinental clothing. Or you might go full whack and make your event a fancy-dress party — something that you and your friends will be able to laugh at once the photos are put online. It’s up to you, but getting people to participate in the party by dressing up and adhering to a theme can often be the icing on the cake of your event.

Use the four tips above to get your ideal event planned for this summer after lockdown.