What to Consider Before, During, and After an Event


Planning an event can be an exciting process that comes with its share of tasks that will need to be done before, during, and after an event to make it successful. If you’re planning yourself, getting some guidance on the entire thing can make it much smoother. We’re here to share with you the list of things you’ll need to keep in mind throughout it all that will make your planning much easier.

Before An Event

Before the start of the event, you’ll want to have a good understanding of its purpose as well as all of the things that will need to go into it for it to go well. This might be something you’re throwing to celebrate one person or a group, or holiday or to commemorate achievements. Establishing this beforehand can help when it comes to buying supplies, creating an agenda, and planning activities.

Book anything you need in advance whether that’s the venue itself or entertainment. Once you have the details hashed out, don’t forget to create a list of people you’d like to attend and send out invitations with plenty of notice.

During An Event

On the day of the event, run through your final checklist of task items. This day may involve picking up anything that needs to be grabbed the day of, setting up the space, and getting any last-minute things completed.

Once everything is in place, all that is left is to play host and also, to enjoy yourself! Welcome everyone in and direct them on where to go, what the activities are, and remind them of the agenda. While you may feel like you need to race around, making sure everyone is doing okay, don’t forget to be present and enjoy the fruits of your labor.

After An Event

You may think all the work is finished after the event but there are still some final tasks to complete before you’re good to go. The obvious tasks include cleaning up after the event and making sure anything that was rented goes back to where it came from.

In addition, make any final payments, thank your attendees, and also do a bit of analysis if this wasn’t a personal celebration. For example, if this event was company related, send out surveys afterwards to ask for feedback on what went well and what could have gone better.

If you are looking for the perfect place to host your next event, come check out the fun we offer at Stars & Strikes. We offer several exciting activities that will bring everyone together like bowling, axe throwing, laser tag, arcade games, and more!