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Last Minute Party Ideas: How to Plan a Last-Minute Party!

Last minute party tips for you upcoming event!

Party planning can often take a lot of time, but we’ve all been in those predicaments where we want to gather up family and friends for an impromptu get-together. Today, we’re going to show you some ways to ensure that you have a good time in these types of situations with some of our favorite last-minute party ideas.


Keep Everything Simple

The true key to planning a last-minute birthday party or other type of get-together is to keep everything simple. While party themes are typically important, you really want to go with something quick and easy to avoid hassle or complications. This is the best way to ensure a successful last-minute celebration without going a little crazy.


Send Out Some E-vites

Sending out electronic announcements such as emails and e-vites is a great supplement to mailing, but you can also plan a party strictly using these methods. Facebook has a very convenient system set up, and there are multiple others that are easy to use and very convenient. If you have anyone on your list who doesn’t have access to these things, however, take the time to give them a call.


Head to the Dollar Store

If you don’t have time to run from one place to the next looking for decorations, that’s perfectly okay. The truth is that your party décor can look awesome without breaking the bank. Our advice is to pick up your basic party supplies such as plates, cups, utensils, and napkins at your local dollar store. You’ll be able to find much of what you need all in one place and the money you save can be used much better elsewhere.


Order Food for Guests

If you have the time to cook up some food and rent a few pieces of catering equipment for the event, that’s great. If you’re trying to put together a last-minute party, however, you may want to order food and have it delivered instead. Pizza is pretty much a universal favorite, but be sure to have an alternative for those who may want to snack on something else.


Don’t Forget About Safety

Although we’re finally seeing a light at the end of the pandemic tunnel, it’s important that everyone stays safe. Even if you’ve been vaccinated, be sure to follow social distancing guidelines and provide masks for anyone who wants one. That way, everyone can enjoy the party without worrying so much.


Simplify Drink Selection

Beverages are always an important part of every party. Whether or not you decide to have alcohol during your last-minute festivities is up to you, but it’s always a great idea to limit the number of beverage selections. Choose three or four that you know people will like and then maybe a small variety of those, such as diet sodas along with regular sodas. Of course, be sure that you have plenty of water available for everyone.


Call a Rental Company

Party rentals are some of the most convenient ways to host an event regardless of its size. Getting some of your supplies from a rental company means you won’t need to cobble together a list of items from family and friends. You can rent tableware, chairs, tables, tents, concessions, kids’ games, a bounce house, catering equipment, audio/visual equipment, and much more.


Contact Elite Events & Rentals for Last-Minute Party Ideas

Event rental equipment in Tampa is only a phone call away. If you have any other questions about last-minute party ideas or would like to learn about the equipment that we have available, simply call the professionals at Elite Events & Rentals at (727) 791-7082 to schedule a free consultation.