Party Planning Tips

Whatever type of event you are planning, it’s important that you get people to show up and ensure they leave with a good impression. Here at Big Top Marquees, we know a thing or two when it comes to event planning and have put together some of our top party planning tips.


If it’s a birthday or personal celebration, the theme of your party may be obvious. Otherwise, you may have to do a little thinking before sticking to a theme. Of course, not all parties need an overall theme and a dress code can work just as well, helping individuals know what kind of gathering they can expect to turn up to.

Selecting a theme in the early stages of planning your party will ensure that you can continue it through every aspect, from the invitations to the props and even your choice of venue.


People can’t come to an event they don’t know about, so making a list of people you would like to invite and sending out your invites should be one another of your first considerations. Send your invites out at least a month in advance, giving people time to respond to you. This will ensure you can manage the numbers along with things like the amount of food and drink needed. If your party requires a particular form of fancy dress, send out your invites even earlier to ensure your guests have time to prepare. Fancy dress parties work best when everyone gets into the spirit of the event!

Set The Scene

Depending on the scale of your party, you may need to opt for a furniture and props hire service to create the perfect setting. However, if your party is a manageable size, you may be able to just set up certain sections of the room, such as the dining tables and front entrance to make an impact and create the perfect atmosphere.

Here at Big Top Marquees, we have been providing a marquee and furniture hire service across Bedfordshire, Kettering, Rushden, Northamptonshire and Wellingborough for many years. If you would like more information on the ways in which we can help you to create your perfect event, please contact us today on 01933 350 336. Alternatively, click through to our online contact form, fill out your details and we’ll get back to you shortly.