Everyone knows that DIY arts and crafts make them so much more meaningful and sentimental, so why not try your hand at DIY party planning? Here is everything you need to know to ensure that your next DIY event isn’t a disaster, but rather a beautifully coordinated evening to remember!

Start Small

Before you commit to planning a huge fundraising gala with hundreds of guests for your favorite charity, start by perhaps throwing a baby or bridal shower for your best girl friend! Birthday parties are also great starting points that will give you the ability to get creative without too much pressure. Get started with research before you make any big decisions. Websites, like Pinterest, offer so many different pictures and ideas for DIY party inspiration!

Be Realistic
Rome wasn’t built in a day! Start planning early and realize that you won’t be able to accomplish everything on your checklist. This will relieve some stress and prevent you from disappointing yourself when you come to terms with the fact that Johnny Depp may not be able to sign autographs for your awesome Pirates of the Caribbean-themed party… (We know, we were hoping he was free that weekend too!) If nothing else, always remember this simple phrase: Don’t Agonize, Organize! Trust me, you’ll be happy you spent all those hours alphabetizing the guest list when you are frantically trying to put together the seating assignments.

Don’t Be Afraid to Ask for Help

If you realize you’re in way over your head and find that you have suddenly eaten ALL of those delicious mini éclairs that were meant for your guests, don’t panic! First, send someone to buy new treats, schedule yourself a well deserved spa-day, and go to Snappening!!! We offer a comprehensive list of event planners and party venues that will definitely help you regain your sanity! Our professional event planners will help you immediately organize your plans and make sure your party still goes off without a hitch!

Take a Step Back

Sometimes we get so fixated on making sure every little detail is perfect that we neglect to see the big picture. This is where having an event planner to make sure all your T’s are crossed and I’s are dotted really comes in handy! Event planners can also help you organize things like a photographer, florist, or caterer so that you aren’t up to your elbows in cupcake batter the night before the big day! The Meeting Professionals International-Indiana Chapter and the International Special Events Society in Indiana two great resources that can help you find the best vendor for your event in Indy!

Enjoy!
There’s nothing worse than a frazzled host or hostess. Show your guests that you are, indeed, the “Hostess with the Mostess” by sipping on that champagne and enjoying your event you so elegantly orchestrated! With help from Snappening’s experienced team of event planners, you will be stress free and ready to hit the dance floor with your friends in no time!

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