How to Become a Party Planner

How to become a party planner

A career as a party planner?

Do you enjoy planning parties, bridal showers, or other celebrations? Do friends and relatives ask for your help in planning their parties, too? If you said yes to either or both of those questions, you fit the profile to become a party planner. (Photo Credit).

If you are creative and organized, detail orientated and have a great personality, you could be a party planner for fun and profit. Being a party planner is quite similar to being an event planner. The difference is that as a party planner you will specialize exclusively in planning parties; unlike an event planner you won’t also be planning festivals, grand openings, corporate events, galas, weddings, or business conferences. When you become a party planner, you are part of the event planning industry, but you focus on a specific niche (parties), rather than handling all kinds of different events. Another more niched sub-set of the event planning industry are wedding planners, who focus exclusively on planning weddings. If your true passion is parties, as opposed to events of all kinds (including corporate events like meetings and conventions), then you’d be best suited to becoming a party planner, not an event planner.

Why People Hire Party Planners

In this busy world we live in, there are many people who love to host a good party but just don’t have the time for handling all the details of the planning and preparations. Generally, these are people who have more money than time – career people, busy working couples – or even housewives in upwardly mobile families.  So they hire a party planner to take care of all the details that go into throwing their parties and special celebrations. That way they can focus on just having fun, and leave the “work” of planning a party to someone else.

See If You Have What it Takes for a Career as a Party Planner –  Check Out These Six Must-Have Personality Traits:

If you’re thinking you might enjoy a career as a party planner, first determine whether you have what it takes to be successful and actually do this as a business. It’s one thing to plan parties on a personal basis, and quite another to do it professionally.

See if you have the six personality traits you need if you want to become a party planner and earn income planning parties for other people (don’t worry, if you don’t have them – any of them can be developed if you put some effort into those areas of self-improvement).

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