Ever been to an event that was so well-prepared and well-executed that you wondered how on Earth they ever managed to pull it off? We’ve got one word for you, buddy: planning! It’s the single most important thing when putting on any kind of event, whether it’s a child’s birthday or a large school fete.
By failing to prepare, you’re preparing to fail, yada yada yada… we’ve heard that one a million times. But how exactly are we meant to prepare when planning an event? Here, the event gurus at Advanced Amusements outline a guide for success when planning your perfect event.
First things first: where is the event taking place? A local footy oval? A school ground? Your backyard? Securing a great location with all the necessary facilities is the first step. Things to think about include:
- Space: is the location large enough for the type of event you’re hosting?
- Toilets: are there toilets onsite, or will portaloos be required?
- Parking: is parking sufficient?
- Capacity: what’s the maximum?
Budgeting may not be the most fun job when planning an event but, in order for it to be successful, you certainly want to triple-check your budget! In reality, we could write a whole thesis on budgeting, but for now we’ll keep it simple. Work out how much you’re willing to spend on an event, breaking down each component into an estimated cost, and, if you’re planning a for-profit or fundraiser event, estimate how many attendees you need in order to make it worthwhile.
Choosing the attractions!
Now, the fun part! Choosing your attractions. An event needs a reason for people to attend, right? It can’t just be an aimless gathering of people, walking around like zombies… unless it’s a zombie convention. But for non-zombie events, you’ve got to draw people in, whether that’s with music, games, carnival rides, stalls and markets, food trucks or something else.
Carnival rides from Advanced Amusements never fail to pull a crowd. Featuring Victoria’s largest fleet of amusements, rides and carnival games, the team at Advanced Amusements have got rides for the whole family: from slippery dips for youngsters and parents, to thrill rides for teenagers.
And, after a successful event has taken place, you need to think about the final step – packing up, also known as the bump out. Whether you’re hiring a cleaning team to tidy up the grounds, or you’re taking up responsibilities with a group of volunteers, the bump out needs just as much planning as the event itself.
Advanced Amusements know a thing or two about putting on a ripper event. They’re Victoria’s leading team in carnival games and rides, perfect for a whole bunch of different events like festivals, school fairs, corporate events or even film and TV shoots. With rides to suit the whole family and an unparalleled commitment to safety, Advanced Amusements are your one-stop-shop for carnivals games and rides.