Planning any special occasion can be a stressful task, from choosing a venue to planning the catering and guest list. London is a city known for its buzzing nightlife and some of the best restaurants in the world, meaning it can be the perfect place for a celebration. But how do you actually start the planning process?
When planning to host a party in the city one needs to consider the types of table service offered by the venue and choose a location that is easily accessible for your guests.
In this article, we will breakdown the key things to make planning a birthday party a smooth process.
Decide on a date
The rule of thumb before planning anything is to pick a date for your event. This is one of the most important stages of the planning process and will also determine the other factors that may influence the type of party you plan to host. Venue hire will be influenced by the time of the year you plan to celebrate, as the city does tend to get full during peak periods and during events season.
Pick a location
Getting around in London is made easy by the elaborate transport network that the city has to offer. The Park Grand Hotel Hyde Park makes for a perfect party venue as it is located close to the tube station and offers a full-service restaurant, bar and conference rooms. Depending on the scale of your party, choosing a location that has everything you need in one place could save you the stress of planning. The friendly staff at the hotel are happy to assist with the planning process if arranged ahead of time.
Book ahead of time
London has a population of approximately 9,176,530, making it the third-largest city in Europe. With so many people living in the city and booming tourism, some of your favourite bars, restaurants, and other event venues can get fully booked. Securing a table ahead of time will help you avoid any disappointments when it comes to party day.
Choose a theme
Depending on the time of the year, and the age group, there are so many themes that one can go with when planning a party. Choosing a theme for your event will not only help with the type of venue you choose but, will also add flavour to your party. If you are planning a milestone birthday party like a 50th, a 60’s themed party hosted at one of the ballrooms in any of the corporate hotels London could be more of a fit.
Budget is everything when planning a birthday party. Although London can be expensive, depending on the scale of the party, there are also plenty of inner-city locations that make for a great party venue. Hyde Park offers an open space where visitors get to utilize the space at no cost. This venue is perfect for the budget-conscious planner and the perfect setting to host a kid’s birthday party. Picnic baskets can be arranged from the nearby restaurants or some of the Hyde Park accommodations.