When planning a casual party for any occasion there are certain things you will need to get and others that you will want to have. In order to plan a successful party, you first need to secure the things you need, then you can focus on the extras. Entertainment activities and decorations can wait until you’ve gotten the following taken care of.

  1. A Date
    Pick a day far enough in the future that you know whomever you invite will have enough time to plan around your event. Don’t pick one unforeseeably far in the future, however, as many people will forget that it’s even happening.
  2. A Guest List
    Before inviting your friends, plan out who you intend to invite. This can be trickier than it seems because certain people might not get along with each other as well as you’d hope. This must be one of the very first things you do since you need to know how many people will be attending before pulling the trigger on any reservations.
  3. Food
    Nothing says casual like a taco party. Considering the fact that Americans eat over 4 billion tacos every year, this is bound to be a popular choice. Call up a local event catering company that specializes in casual catering and tell them the date, location, and how many guests will be attending. The lax nature of casual catering, especially when it’s tacos, will mean a more relaxed atmosphere the day of the party.
  4. Drinks
    Whether drinks mean a bounty of soda, coffee, and water or cases of tequila, the choice is up to you. Either way, you absolutely need to provide something for your guests to drink.
  5. A Venue
    Finding a place to accommodate your party will depend on the size of your guest list and the intentions you have going in. A taco party, for example, might be better suited for an outdoor venue than it would be for a fancy hotel. Keep in mind that where you have the party will likely be conditional on where you are located with respect to your guests.

Casual parties are the most enjoyable types of events. You get to relax with Mexican food everyone loves, smile and share some memories. Now that the major planning is out of the way, you can pick up a couple sombreros and perhaps even a mariachi band to bring the theme together.