If you are considering having a party that involves transportation between locations, you’re in for a lot of planning. Lucky for you, planning a party with transportation can be almost as fun as attending it … almost. Whether it’s a birthday party or a bachelorette party, there are quite a few things you need to consider. With a list like the one you’ll find below, however, you’ll be ready for your party in no time!
Decide on the type of party
The first thing you’ll want to do is decide on the type of party you want to have. If it’s a bachelorette party at night, you may want to do a bar crawl. If you’re thinking you want more of a daytime event, you may want to consider a wine tour instead. Without anyone having to drive, the options are endless!
Who and When?
Once you decide on the type of party, you’ll want to decide when you want the party to take place and who will be invited. You may want to come up with a few options for potential party dates, as some guests may not be able to attend on certain dates. Even if you don’t have a set guest list before moving onto the next step, make sure you have an estimate of the number of people who will be attending.
Decide on the type of vehicle
Once you’ve determined the Who and the When, you’ll want to look into the type of vehicle you will need. For smaller groups, you may want to look into a sedan. However, for groups of five or more, you’ll likely want to consider a limousine rental. Limousine rentals can be relatively expensive, however, split between many people, it ends up being quite reasonable. You’ll want to book as far in advance as you can. Even though there are over 130,000 limousines in service in the United States, around 60% of limo service companies have fewer than five vehicles. Be sure to research all local companies that offer stretch limo rental services to ensure you’re getting the best deal. If you don’t think limousine rentals are for you, you may want to consider a party bus. These are not only unique, but also affordable options for transportation.
After getting all the logistics out of the way, it’s time to think about the fun stuff! The next step is to decide whether or not you want a theme. If you are throwing a bachelorette party, the theme will probably be a bit different than a birthday party. You may decide to go with the bride’s/birthday girls’ favorite color or even a luau theme. Again, your options are endless!
Decide on food and drinks
Many limousine rental companies let you bring alcohol in the limo or party bus if they don’t provide it. This can be a great way to save money but still have fun, especially on a bar crawl. Be sure to bring snacks for the ride to avoid over-drinking. Also consider bringing finger foods that you can still eat halfway through, such as sandwiches and chips.
Build your playlist
If you’ve ever been to a party, you know that one of the most important parts of any party is the music. Be sure to include songs that would please all age groups and music tastes, while still making sure people would dance to them. You may want to include a few of the bride’s/birthday girl’s favorites!