With the ending of lockdown in the UK on the horizon, there’s never been a better time to start getting together your post lockdown party planning checklist! However, lockdown or not, when it comes to planning a party there are a few things that are always helpful to keep in mind.
But before we launch right into it, we thought it might be a good idea to list some of our favourite themed party ideas. Once you know what you’re doing, it becomes a lot easier to know how you want to do it! So, here are a few themes and party ideas to help you get the ball rolling, and ensure you have the best post lockdown party ever!
1) Pick A Decade, Any Decade
Whatever your favourite decade is, embrace it! Celebrate the times before anyone had ever heard of social media and well, the internet! If you’re a 90s baby, break out the scrunchies and dust off your flannel shirts. It might even be entertaining to dress up as certain sporty, ginger, posh, scary, and baby members of a certain band with your nearest and dearest…
Prefer the bright colours and big hair of the 80s? There’s more than enough legwarmers to go around. Pick a decade, create a playlist that really captures the essence of your time period, and boogie the night away.
2) Music Festival Summer Fun
Due to COVID-19, a lot of outdoor events, music festivals and live events were cancelled worldwide. Get creative when it comes to party decor, put together the best playli- uh, we mean acts, and prepare to party. Crazy (if not incredibly muddy) outfits and costumes are encouraged, if not entirely mandatory. Maybe even set up your own stalls, signs and booths, if you’re feeling extra creative! Or simply hire local vendors to cater to your party!
3) Hollywood Glamour
Now, this can go one of two ways. If you take “Hollywood Glamour” in the traditional sense, we’re talking red carpets, sparkling jewels, and dresses to definitely impress. Any excuse to wear an old-school feather boa, right?
However, you could just as easily focus on the first part of “Hollywood Glamour”, and dress up as characters from your favourite movies. Whether they’re particularly glamorous or not, well, we’ll leave that up to you. Add popcorn, a photo booth, and some fantastic movies and you’re set for a perfect party.
So, now you have a couple of ideas to get you off of the starting blocks, you can now run wild and free with your imagination! However, you’ve now got to consider the three most essential things for planning a party, post lockdown or otherwise. Here are the post lockdown party planning checklist essentials, so you can throw them the very best party you can.
3 Post Lockdown Party Planning Checklist Essentials
1) A Post Lockdown Party Back-Up Plan
A good host is always prepared, and having a back-up plan (or 5!) never hurt anybody! To guarantee your success when it comes to throwing the best post lockdown party ever, thinking about the unthinkable is highly recommended. The phrase “expect the unexpected” is paramount in this situation, and any potential hiccup needs to be thwarted well in advance.
If the wind starts howling and the heaven’s open, make sure there are places your guests can retreat to make sure that not a single hair falls out of place. Is the sun shining an almost insulting amount? Pockets of shade are going to be essential. You don’t want Great Aunt Ethel getting woozy now, do you?
Planning an event is never easy, but considering the date and time of year you want to throw your party in will be a huge weight off your shoulders. Also considering the guest list, and therefore the party shopping list will also help you hugely when it comes to covering your bases, as well as having anything technical on backup software. You’ll have your dance floor packed and your party started in no time!
2) An Exciting Post Lockdown Party Venue
Now, not to blow our own trumpets, but at Sedgebrook Hall? We love a good party! And if we do say so ourselves, we’re pretty great at throwing them, too.
A post lockdown party is a really big deal, and we would love nothing more than to help you celebrate in style. If you’re looking for somewhere to hold your family celebration, where there’s lots of land to set up the ultimate Summer shindig, you’ve definitely come to the right place!
However, a ‘post lockdown party’ doesn’t have to mean loud music and excessive dancing. Maybe you’re looking for the ultimate private dining experience with up to 120 members of your closest friends and family!
Whatever your style might be, Sedgebrook Hall wants you to have the most bespoke, tailored celebration experience with us. If you’re expecting your party to really go off, it might also be worth considering looking into our available accommodation options for you and your guests! Your health and safety is the top priority for us, so rest assured you’re the best hands.
3) A Positive Attitude For Your Post Lockdown Party
This last year or so, I think we can all safely say that it’s not been the best time for anyone. Being stuck indoors and not being able to see our friends and family has made us all feel incredibly gloomy, and it’s been hard to keep a cheery attitude. However, once lockdown is officially over, all of that’s going to change. The sun will be shining (fingers crossed!), drinks will be flowing, and social distancing will be a think of the past.
There’s an awful lot that can be said about maintaining a positive mental attitude, no matter what situation you’re in! More often than not, if you start anything with a negative outlook, you’re going to end it with a negative outlook.
When throwing your post lockdown party, it’s crucial to realise that if something doesn’t go exactly to plan, it isn’t the end of the world. Trust us when we say: there’s nothing that can’t be fixed with a smile, a few cable ties, and a vat of Gorilla Glue!
Post Lockdown Party Planning Checklist Conclusion
It’s only a matter of time before lockdown ends, and we can celebrate in style with our friends and family. But until then, there’s no harm in getting a jumpstart on planning a fabulous party! Remember: it’s never too early to be prepared. Just to recap, here’s our post lockdown party planning checklist:
- A Post Lockdown Party Back-Up Plan
- An Exciting Post Lockdown Party Venue
- A Positive Attitude For Your Post Lockdown Party
As we’ve mentioned before, here at Sedgebrook Hall? We love a party! If you’re looking for a venue to host the post lockdown party of your dreams or create an event that’s perfect for you, then look no further.
Located in the Northampton area, our venue, hotel and grounds are perfect for any kind of celebration you’re looking to hold. From birthday parties and Christmas parties, all the way to hen parties, we cater for any event you could possibly think of! Please get in touch with our friendly team today to find out more information about celebrating at Sedgebrook Hall.