3 Techy Ways to Get Creative with Party Planning and Organization
Everybody loves attending parties and events, but planning them is a whole different beast. While organizing an event can be hugely rewarding– seriously, what’s better than seeing your hard work pay off and your guests have a great time?– being the party planner in your group can also be exhausting. If you’re feeling stressed, overwhelmed, disorganized, or just generally stuck in a creative rut, don’t fret. Sometimes all it takes is a new party planning tool to reignite your interest.
If you’re ready to revamp your party planning workflow, consider checking out one of these creative options:
- Use mail merge to streamline your invites and give your party planning a techy edge
- Try an on online calendar tool and take your scheduling to the cloud
- Harness the power of the internet to break through creative blocks
Mail merge isn’t just for business– you can also use it as a powerful event planning tool
Planning an awesome event doesn’t matter if you don’t get the word out. Evites can be cheesy, but a group text doesn’t always feel special enough, especially if you’re planning a bigger bash. For this tip, we’re taking a page from the email marketing handbook– using Google Sheets and mail merge to stay organized and send personalized email invitations to everyone on your list.
Simply use Google Sheets to store info about your guests– Name and email are standard, but you can also get creative with it. Then find your software– make sure your mail merge software integrates with Google sheets.
Mail merge software will allow you to create a template that pulls information from your spreadsheet to send everyone on your list a beautiful, personalized invite with the press of a button.
It’s a great way to stay organized, and if you get geeky about planning tools like we do, it’s really fun too.
It can be tough to get the whole gang in the same place– using an online content calendar helps you get more people to your event.
Planning an event is crazy enough without dealing with a massive group chat re: your entire guest list’s availability. Instead, use an online scheduling tool to see when your friends, family, or co-workers are available.
It’s the easiest way to make sure as many people as possible can make it to your shindig.
Nothing’s worse than a boring party– use inspiration from social media to keep your events fresh.
What’s a party without a good theme? There’s no reason to fall into that trap in 2019– the internet is full of social media platforms where people share their best and most creative party planning ideas. Use those ideas as a springboard to take your next event to the next level.
Planning a party or event is a lot of work, but these tools can help you stay organized and inspired.
There you have it. If your party planning workflow needs an update, try using these 3 tools to stay organized and inspired throughout the process. What’s your favorite party planning tool? Let us know in the comments below!