Party Planning Ideas by Bucks Marquees

So you’ve decided to throw a party! But where do you start?

It can feel overwhelming at the thought of organising a party from scratch. There are professional experts in this field; people whose job it is to minimise stress and maximise efficiency in all areas of party planning, from weddings and birthdays to hen dos and anniversaries.

There is definitely an increasing demand for party planners in our ever-busy lives. However, even if you are a novice or an inexperienced enthusiast, planning a celebration or event needn’t be the stressful undertaking that you might be envisaging.

Take some time to brainstorm and enjoy this initial process. We grown-ups tend to skip the dreaming part of most things in life and get straight to the realities and practicalities of budgets, restrictions, and rules. While these things are definitely important, make sure you don’t skip the fun part! Grab a large sheet of paper and some coloured pens and get creative. This time will allow you to decide things like the scale of your celebration, the time of year and the theme of the event to mention a few factors. Are you looking to hire a marquee or is this a gathering in your living room? Once you have indulged in the inspiration stage and your ideas are flowing, like most things in life, a list is a good place to start when we need to get down to business.


Here are some considerations for brainstorming fun!

  • Theme

This may be predetermined depending on what the event is. A wedding, milestone birthday or seasonal event. Still, you can consider any ideas that unite and bring people together. Fancy dress perhaps or a colour code.

  • Budget

How much do you have to spend and where do you want to spend the money? Do you see the lion share of the budget being spent on the venue or behind the bar, for example?  You might be surprised to discover that there are far more affordable options when hiring a party tent or marquee than you may have initially thought, especially with Bucks Marquees based in Milton Keynes. So you can have the dream venue, the bar and however many guests you would like!

  • Venue

Where you do see the party being held? What facilities and access do you require? The beauty of having your celebration in a marquee is that the world is your oyster especially in determining the location.

  • Date

What time of year are you looking at having your party? Is this an inside or an outside event? Is it weather dependent? I am sure we have all experienced the unpredictability of the English weather so this is definitely a factor for consideration. Perhaps utilise the best of both worlds and prepare for all weather eventualities, hire a marquee. Bringing the inside, outside.

  • Guests

How many people are you inviting? Will the venue or location you are considering be able to accommodate that many. If not, is there a potential to extend your capacity by hiring additional space. Is the party an informal gathering of friends or maybe a ticketed charity gala.

  • Entertainment

Music! Lights! Camera! Action! The fun stuff! Bucks Marquees work closely with a team of recommended suppliers to ensure you have the choice of people for the job. From DJs to performers, mobile bars to hog roasts, decorations to photography, making sure you have memories of your special event for years to come. These are all areas to think about when considering the entertainment side of your party.

  • Catering

Food! Another important factor in planning a party. Luckily Milton Keynes has an array of options to choose from when it comes to catering for Buckinghamshire and surrounding areas. Be it, venue-specific caterers or external suppliers, the choices are limitless in this thriving town.


Yes planning a party can seem a little daunting at the start but that doesn’t mean it can’t be done. Gather some friends over and delegate!

Remember to have fun and get stuck into the brainstorming part of the planning that’s where the magic happens!

Bucks Marquees provide Marquee hire services in Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire

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