It is time to plan the most dynamic party of all on a boat!
Yes, you read that right; a boat party is a fabulous way to get all your friends excited at the uniqueness of the idea. Plus, you have water all around, which adds to the aesthetics and keeps intruders away.
If you have planned a party before, you already know it involves much thought since it’s important to decide the location, set the budget, etc. So, let us help you plan one of the most chill parties that your friends have ever seen.
In this read, we will talk about all the factors to keep in mind during the planning process.
How Do You Set Up A Boat Party?
We have divided this section into separate points to make it easier to understand how to plan a memorable boat party.
1. Finding A Boat
For a boat party, the first thing that you need to find is a boat. Not many of us own a boat, and you will have to hire one for the evening or the night. There are different options available, and you can decide on the boat based on the number of people, amenities, and budget.
If there are less than 15 people, then a medium-sized boat should do the job. There should be at least two separate areas for people to move around and dine in. Also, ensure that there is a washroom on the boat so that nobody has to get off and find one on land.
Some people prefer to have a boat that is parked in a beautiful location, while others might want the boat to go around in the waters. If that is the case, then a sailor will have to be present to handle it. But when one of your friends or you know how to sail a boat, then book the entire boat and take the responsibility of giving a tour.
2. Calculating Your Expenses
Well, boat parties are not going to be very cheap as you will have to calculate the cost of rent, food, and drinks. It is best to plan ahead and decide on a budget to make bookings accordingly and order the food.
Ensure that you have calculated all the costs and stay within the budget. Also, make a guest list and ask people to confirm beforehand if they are coming. That way, you will have an estimate of the number of people, and you can make suitable arrangements.
3. Decide On A Theme
Once you have a fixed budget, you can go on to pick a theme for the party. This is extremely fun, and you can decide based on the time of the year or common festivals. Otherwise, you can talk to your friends and come up with a unique theme for the party.
Then you can decide on dress codes, decorations, food and drinks that will be served. Remember that creating the right vibe is very important, and you should be able to do that with the available decor items.
If a theme is decided or you want to keep a dress code, that needs to be communicated for the guests to come prepared. But, most importantly, keep the budget in mind, as going overboard will only cause problems.
4. Draw Up A Guest List
It is now time to create the guest list and invite them on a specific date. You can create themed invites that will be exciting and will set the mood of the party beforehand.
Ask guests to RSVP so that you have a clear idea of who is coming. If the guest list is very long, you can keep a list handy on that day to tick off the names as they arrive.
Another thing to keep in mind is the timing and let your guests know the exact time to ensure that they aren’t late. If you are planning an all-nighter, that needs to be conveyed as well. Some might want to leave early, while others might want to stay back, so you can talk to your guests and make plans accordingly.
5. Buy Food And Drinks
After the guests have informed you about whether they are coming, you can arrange the snacks and order the food. Some parties only have refreshments, starters and snacks along with drinks, while others have proper dinner arrangements.
And you’ll have to put up some party decors, which need to be bought beforehand. Remember that it is a boat, and not all kinds of decoration will work here. In some cases, glitters and sparkles may not be allowed on the boat, so talk to the authorities before deciding.
Additionally, if you are planning to swim in the water, then let others know as well. They can pack their swimming costumes and wear appropriate clothes. We will recommend letting people know at least a week before so that they can prepare.
There are some things that you should keep handy in case of parties on a boat. You may be far from land; hence, having basic safety essentials is a must, such as a safety kit and ample water bottles. Also, keep some lemon water for anybody who may have a little too much to drink.
Show your guests around the boat and tell them about the washroom if one is present inside. This will help them locate it easily when needed. And do not forget to inform everybody that the party is going to be on a boat. There are people who feel nauseous on water, and it is better to inform them early.
With this, we will be ending this guide; hopefully, you will have a gala time with your friends. Enjoy and stay safe.