Start planning your winter holiday events right now, because those Toronto venues and services will soon be booked. Whether you are planning to throw a holiday party or a big bash to bring in the New Year, you need to get your invitations out, your services scheduled and your social media set up as soon as possible. Here are the important steps that you should cover in order to throw the best bash in the city.
Get Your Guest List
Send out your invitations immediately so that you can get a sense of what your guest-list will be. You don’t need all of the RSVPs right away, but you should have an estimated number of guests so that you can figure out the size of the venue and the amount of food needed. If you want to prevent last-minute attendees from filling up the venue and pushing you over capacity, send tickets to those who RSVP’d to give them priority entry.
Book Your Venue
Venues need to be booked months in advance, especially when the bash is set in the busy winter season. For a party of under fifty people, consider renting out a trendy café, bar or bookstore. If you have over fifty people in attendance, consider larger venues like hotels or convention centres. For a more dynamic event space, you can try to throw your bash at a museum, art gallery or aquarium — these spaces will be instant conversation starters and make for excellent photos.
Hire A Caterer
Instead of dealing with the stress of arranging the food on your own, research the top caterers in Toronto and book them for your event. Consider a catering company like The Food Dudes, which can offer fine dining and casual fast food — you could choose an exquisite sit-down dinner or a banquet with a build your own s’mores station. This highly-praised catering company has a wide selection of delicious appetizers, meals and desserts to suit the needs of your guests — vegan, vegetarian and gluten-free options are available for guests with dietary requirements.
Promote With Social Media
Start by making an event page on Facebook to provide basic information about the party and offer updates. Upload photos of the event-planning on Instagram in order to build excitement — remember to tag the catering company, the entertainers and the venue in these photos if they have Instagram accounts. You can also create a hashtag for the event and ask your guests to include it when they upload posts and photos about the event.
Before you start planning party details like decorations or a dance playlist, you have to cover the important steps first. Establish your guest-list and find a dynamic venue that’s big enough for the event. Hire one of Toronto’s top catering companies to feed and delight your guests — even the ones with special dietary needs. Then, promote your party on social media and build up the hype before the front doors even open. If you follow these essential steps, your event — whether it’s a private party or a big bash — is going to one of the best events in the city.