Identify a Venue
Pick a venue, unless there is a prior arrangement with the person who is moving to have the part at their place. Do not assume. Have a place where you will be able to host every member of the family and friends who are close as well. Normally, going away parties are not so much hyped up and fancy, therefore there is no need to go an extra mile to book an expensive room. Your house as an entertainment joint will simply do. What you need to do is call first and have a prior arrangement.
Have a Guest List In Place
Have in mind who you want to attend the go away party. Is it a mixture of friends and close family members? If it is not a surprise party, just go ahead and ask the friend that is moving away who they would love to see come over for the party. This way ensures that nobody is left out in the guest list, including the people who you are not aware of(friends and colleagues outside your circle).
Send The Invites Weeks Before The D-day.
Having sent the invites a few weeks before the party provides the guest with ample time to respond to the various invites. Have the invites sent at least 2 to 3 weeks earlier and before sending them, make sure that the guest is free on the said day then send it. A simple text message or an e-mail will do provided you give a detailed description of the location of the party, the time it will begin, the exact date of the party. More importantly, don’t forget to mention any expectations if you have any in terms of gifting.
RSVPs are important for the planning of any party, especially if the occasion is someone that is not anyone’s home. You get to have an exact figure of how many people will attend and in return, it helps you to plan for the occasion adequately.
Choose a Theme
Going away parties are a sure way to have a colourful theme, especially on such special occasions. Below are some of the best themes that you can incorporate in the going away party. If you are interested in hiring out a mobile bar, ‘Near and Far Mobile Bar’ can offer their services.
If the person going away is willing to host the party at their place, this is the perfect opportunity to have friends come over and lend a helping hand as far as packing is concerned. Provide your guest with music and refreshments and put out packing materials and hype the squad to fill up the boxes.
Bon Voyage Parties
Sometimes being classical is the best way to go as far as going away parties’ ideas are concerned. Have a huge Bon Voyage party with a travel theme. Have maps of where the person is moving to on the tablecloths and plenty of wine bottles with an aeroplane theme.
Utilize this opportunity to celebrity your friend’s new milestone and the new lifestyle that awaits them in the new city. If they are shifting to Miami, for instance, have the room well decorated with palm trees and flip-flops as well. You can also serve them margaritas and empanadas. It is a good and sure way to say we shall miss you, and same time super happy for them as they approach their next chapter.
Do not be too pressured to have a theme party if the guest of honour does not want to have one. Note that going away parties are simply calm and relaxed affairs. If you just want a small group of people to enjoy pizzas and chill, that is also okay.