How to Fail at Party Planning
Benjamin Franklin once said: “If You Fail to Plan, You Are Planning to Fail.” It’s good advice for many situations, and it even applies to party planning.
There are many common party planning mistakes that are easy to fall into. Here’s a look at some of them.
Not Starting Early Enough
Delays and snafus are common in party planning. The key is to be prepared for any eventuality and have a backup plan in place. It’s best to start planning well in advance so you have every contingency covered. Leaving things to the last minute never bodes well for the experience itself as well as your stress level.
Not Securing Your Entertainment in Advance
As soon as you have a theme and a date in mind, it’s time to line up your entertainment and recreation sources. If you’re planning a kids’ party and want to make a great impression with your guests, call Bouncin Bins as soon as you can. Browse the inflatables, call for a quote, and reserve the bounce house or inflatable water slide of your choice.
Waiting till the last minute may leave you without the inflatable you want, and the last thing you want to do is disappoint your child!
Neglecting Your Space and Technology Set Ups
If you’re renting a bounce house, it needs an electrical source to power it. This means you have to make sure you have adequate electrical outlets nearby to achieve this. We use 75ft extension cords and this is all that should be used for your part. The longer the extension cord, the less power to the blower, and the greater chance that you will trip a breaker.
In the same vein, make sure you have enough space in your yard to accommodate not only the inflatable itself, but plenty of room around it for maneuvering. A cramped yard won’t be a good candidate for an inflatable. Being honest with the space restrictions is key in ensuring a seamless event.
Not Researching Your Event Planners
Whether we’re talking about caterers or inflatable rental companies, it’s important to properly vet the professionals who are fueling your event. Failure to do your research can lead to sub-par food or service levels. If you do your homework beforehand, you will get peace of mind knowing the party will go off without a hitch.
Ideally, you want to choose event planners with excellent communication skills and who will keep in touch with you every step of the way. Be sure to ask who your point person is in the event an issue comes up at the last minute.
Trust Bouncin Bins For Your Next Party
Your party is not complete without a rental from Bouncin Bins! Call us today or book online to secure your rental and ensure you throw the best party ever.