So you’re planning a party or event in New York City during your trip? With new clubs, restaurants, lounges, bars and event spaces opening every day, venue hunting is becoming easier, but not for travelers who are new to the New York party scene. Whether you’re planning a birthday or business holiday party, planning a party can be overwhelming and time-consuming.
However, it’s never too early to start planning. Here’s how to plan your New York City party:
Many people planning parties spend most of their time searching for the ideal venue. Checking out different event spaces in NYC is no easy task, especially with so many places to choose from. What you want is to utilize event planning websites that allow you to enter specific criteria like budget, dietary needs and preferred location to help you find the right party space.
Sites like Venuebook.com help you find the perfect venue that matches your needs and meets your budget for the type and size of the party. You can also request party proposals, customize event packages, estimate the budget and do lots of other things on such websites to save you the time and effort put into venue hunting.
Parties in New York City are not complete without a variety of fun activities. To create some excitement around your party, plan to have fun things to do with your friends, work colleagues or family. For instance, if you’re planning a birthday party in New York, you can choose to experience magical views of New York’s skyline via liberty Cruise tours right before the party.
Food tours are also a great option before having your party. One such option is having a walking food tour of Chinatown and Little Italy, where you can easily accommodate large groups, plan your event and even customize party options to make the experience truly special. A trip to the movie theater or sightseeing tours around major attractions in the city are also good.
Buying Party Gifts
Participating in secret gift exchanges is probably one of the best and funnest ways to give and receive gifts for your party. It’s probably a good idea to have a specific spending budget in mind and encourage participation and creativity. Whether it’s a birthday or a work party, New York has numerous gift shops where you can buy unique gifts to suit the theme of your party.
Share a Party Space
Don’t have the budget to hire an entire party space? Maybe you have a small invitation-only guest list or don’t mind mingling with other people during your party. Many bars, clubs and lounges in New York City have private areas that host multiple parties to share space and the dance floor, allowing you to have more fun, spend less on the party space and enjoy more drinks and food.
Whether you want to party, drink and eat all night or have an exciting dance experience, there are many favorite party spots to have fun in NYC. From world-renowned big-room clubs to cozy late-night bars, you have the option to choose a space that best suits your party or event activities.
A Business Insider article on the best party destinations notes that New York is one of best cities in the world to enjoy partying during your vacation trip. The city’s nightlife scene is one of the most vibrant for anyone looking for a unique party experience. Plan and have fun.