How does this party planning thing work anyway?
One of the questions I get the most is how the process works when planning a party with me. I want to take a few minutes and break it all down for you. I want to make this as stress-free for you as possible. So sit back, relax, and let me take the reins as I go over how this whole party planning thing works.
1. Give me the Event date and a Theme
The most important thing I need to know right away is when you want to have your party. This way I can go over my availability with you and let you know if I am free to host or set up that day. Giving me a theme is also super helpful in the planning process. If you aren't sure of a theme, I can help you come up with one.
2. Pick a Party Package
My Party Packages page lists some package options and additional services I provide with estimated prices (not including sale tax). Browse through this and try to select what you want. This gives me a better idea of what ideas I need to gather and what I need to provide for your event. If you aren't seeing what you want, just send me a message and I can customize a package for you based on what you need.
3. Make your Choices
After you have given me a date, a theme, and told me what services you want, I will start making a document of party plan options for you. During this time, I will keep in contact with you and will finish the plan within 2-5 business days. I will e-mail you the document when I am done and you can peruse it at your convenience and decide which decor, games and activities you want to choose.
4. Meet and sign Contract
After you have made your choices, I will meet with you in person so we can go over the details of your party. I love being able to sit down with people and having a one-on-one conversation. I find that can get lost in this busy technological world we live in. I will go over any concerns you have, take notes of what you want, and answer questions. At this time, I will go over the contract with you and if you decide to use me to plan your party, you can sign the contract. 50% of the total will be due upon signing the contract, or you can choose to pay in full. This amount is non-refundable. If you pay half, the remaining amount will be due within 1 business day before your event. I accept cash, checks, and Paypal at this time.
5. Putting it into Action
Then comes the real fun; getting to put the plans into action. I will start gathering decor items, making games and activities etc. for your party. You can be as involved in this process as you want. I can set up times for you to come shopping with me or I can do it alone. Along the way, I will send you updates of my progress. This way you know for sure your party is being worked on and you get to have a sneak peek :)
6. It's Party Time!
On the date of your party, if I am setting up, I will arrive at least one hour prior to your event at the event location. If I am not setting up for your party, I will get you the materials and directions for setting up 1-3 days before your party (unless other arrangements are made). I will collect some of the materials and games after the party is over either when I clean up if I am doing that, or will gather it a couple of days later. I will provide you a box to keep my items in. I also ask that you allow a small sign to be put out on one of the tables advertising my business, along with some of my business cards. I like to have pictures as well to put on my website (mainly of the decor and I don't have to get kids' faces). I will never put names or addresses on the pictures. A consent form will be signed if you allow me to take pictures at your party.
What are you Waiting for? Book Today!
There you have it; the steps for a successful party from A.M.'s Party Palooza. If you follow these steps, the process will be smooth sailing. I am here to take the stress of off you, so let A.M. Parties bring the party to you! Contact me today if you need help planning your next event.