Party Planning Secret No. 7 – Budgeting and Planning Your Party

An important – and often overlooked – element in planning a party is to establish an appropriate budget. When putting a budget together, keep in mind that there will always be last-minute, unanticipated costs, such as additional guests or sudden bad weather that calls for tenting and heaters.
By Charlie Scola

Let’s face it, you won’t be able to plan for every little shortfall, but you can save money, time, and your sanity by using my Budget Worksheet as a guide when planning your event.

This worksheet includes these categories:

  • Event location
  • Staff
  • Food and beverages
  • Invitations
  • Disposable ware
  • Rentals
  • Entertainment
  • Accessories
  • Services
  • Transportation
  • Miscellaneous

 Charlie guarantees that if you complete the budget worksheet, you won’t forget anything!

PartyCharlie’s Party Checklist

The Party Charlie Party Checklist is guaranteed to make your party a huge success while saving you lots of worry about getting lost in the details. It spells out exactly what you should do 6 to 8 weeks prior (budgeting, deciding on the type of party, location, time, etc.), 3 to 4 weeks before (including mailing the invitations, planning the menu, arranging to buy or rent furniture or decorations, lining up the vendors, and more), 1 to 2 weeks before (purchasing goods), the day or two prior (food prep, etc.), and finally, the big day (including having fun!).

Charlie Scola, affectionately known as Party Charlie and author of “Party Planning Secrets”, is a leading innovator in the party planning industry for over 30 years providing party planning advice, entertainment, design, staffing, rentals and more. Party Charlie’s goal is to continuously deliver the newest and most unique party entertainment and supplies available making your party a huge success.

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Party Charlie is a column on Actors Reporter, a channel of the Actors Podcast Network, a Pepper Jay Production.