Put On Your Dancing Shoes – It’s Party Time!

Senior having a party PhotoShouldn’t Every Party Plan Include Dancing?

If you are planning a party of any kind, you have lots of decisions to make. Whether to have dancing is just one of many important aspects of an enjoyable party. If it isn’t enjoyable, it can’t be successful or memorable. After all, what could make more memories or be funnier than your 80-year-old Grandma shaking her booty on the floor? Whether you are a Footloose fan or not, music should be in your plans. The attendees can decide whether to strut their stuff on the floor. The purpose of this is not to talk you into hiring Kevin Bacon to give dance lessons. We just want to get you thinking about your next shindig and how to pull it off.

Make A List – Check It Twice

First things first, what kind of party are you planning? Obviously, this sets the tone for everything. Another important issue is your guest list. If your party is for the 80th birthday of your grandma, hiring a stripper might be hilarious, but Grandpa may not see it that way. Playing Frank Sinatra is good, playing Imagine Dragons, maybe not. The whole point is the party should be planned around a guest of honor if there is one or a special event of some type. Making a list of ideas, suggestions or needs is the first step to any successful endeavor, especially parties. What would YOU want at your next celebration?

Top 5 Things For Your Party To-Do List

After attending lots of parties and hosting even more at The Beacon Center, here is our suggested list to get your party planning:

#1. What are you Celebrating? Decorating for an 80 yr old’s birthday is very different from planning an 18 yr old’s party.

#2. Where Is The Event? Sure, you can get the room at Grandma’s senior center, but do they allow you to bring your own food and booze? Grandma likes her white wine.

#3. When? Grandma likes to be in bed by 8 pm and the senior center may have a curfew, can you get space when you need it?

#4. Will There Be Refreshments? We know granny likes white wine, can she handle a full meal or just finger foods?

#5. Will we dance? Leaving out broken hip jokes, will there be music and dancing?

What other items would your list have? One thing to keep in mind is simplicity can be good. If you get the party basics down, the rest is up to the guests. Decorations, song lists, and selfie stations are all items that can all be included.

The Beacon Center Is Party Central

At The Beacon Center, we were born to party. Seriously, one of the activities we envisioned when our venue opened was celebrations. We know how hard it is to find an affordable rental space. Especially space that will let you bring your own food and drinks, rather than paying an arm and leg for catering and DJ. Who really wants all that mess and traffic in their home? That is assuming you even have space for it. Instead, visit our website, or book a personal tour and see all the options available to you. Whether it is a birthday party for your 80 yr old granny or a Sweet Sixteen, The Beacon Center should be your home for Party Time!

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Becky Stonebarger

About Becky Stonebarger

The Beacon Center is the collaborative effort of Husband and Wife team, Gil & Becky Stonebarger. Becky is the mastermind and driving force behind the Center, with Gil supporting her every step of the way. With over 50 yrs of combined experience in Hospitality, Becky & Gil finally realized their dream of an affordable, inspiring space for Businesses and Individuals alike to meet, train or just party. Becky has owned several businesses through the years and is very proud of her degree in Casino Management and is currently working on her Event Planning degree as well. Gil is a US Navy Veteran who has managed hospitality operations across the country for over 30 yrs. They have been happily married for over 30 yrs, have two daughters and two grandchildren.

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