stage 1: the party basics
There's a reason it's called "entertaining".... Hosting a party is supposed to be fun, not stressful. And with Evite as your online event planner, it will be.
pick a date and time
Finding a date and time when guests are free can be tricky. In many cases, that means planning your event around a holiday or celebration — or avoiding a conflict with those major events.
Check out our calendar of holidays and events
to see what's coming up. Also, before you decide on a date, contact your VIP guests to make sure they're free. That way you're guaranteed a fun, special evening regardless of who else shows up.
choose a party theme
A good theme makes a great
party. We'll show you how to dress up your decorations, activities, food, drinks, even suggest the perfect party music.
We have tips for all sorts of parties, including:
set a party budget
Keep your party costs from spiraling out of control with our party budget estimator
. Just enter the type of party, number of guests and the approximate duration of your party, and we'll guide you through budgeting how much to spend on food, drink, decorations and entertainment.
find the perfect place to host your event
Looking for a place to host your event? Use our venue finder
to find restaurants, bars and clubs in your area.
browse party invitations for theme ideas
|Use Evite to invite friends and get inspired for your next party.
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Party dress codes.
View party dress codes & more advice
Not sure what to wear to an event or what to specify on your invitation? Our guidelines, listed in order of formality, will help you crack the dress code. And remember, it’s never inappropriate to ask the host or other guests what’s acceptable.