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Event Expectations

Wednesday, January 3rd, 2018

When planning the party of a child, every minute is accounted for. An agenda is of the highest importance, knowing that without one­– mayhem ensues…  But at some point in every child’s life, the overly planned party becomes “unpopular” and celebrations develop into open-ended mingling with food and drinks. While most casual events don’t need a blow-by-blow schedule, a skilled host should consider that:

  1. Guests Expect a Plan

Don’t be underprepared. Have you ever visited a friend and upon arrival realized they had nothing planned? Because you were the guest, you had a level of expectation that the host would make the calls when it came to planning.

The same is true at an event. As the host of an event, it’s important to create an atmosphere that allows guests to enjoy themselves because they know the host has taken the reigns. Even if an agenda is subtle it has the ability to improve the experience of every guest.

  1. Your Guests May Not Know Each Other

It’s likely that some of your guests may be coming to an event without knowing other guests. If you know that’s the case, create a casual opportunity for guests to be placed in new conversations. Whether it’s a playful activity or something networking based, it will create opportunities for guests to talk to one another comfortably.

  1. The Unexpected Will Occur

All events will undeniably have something unexpected arise. As an event host, it’s important to confidently make decisions and move on. You can’t prepare for every “what if”, but by boldly leading the event, you will show your guests that everything is in control even in light of unforeseen occurrences.