Party Planning

Party planning is something that is common and done by almost everyone. At some point, each person has thrown some type of party, whether it is a sleepover or a proper social event. My info-graphic is inspired by 21st, as this is the season where a new party is thrown every week, and when each party follows a basic layout.

For 21st, and other events, alcohol and food are supplied unlike BYO parties. This means that alcohol and food have to be planned, adding to the party steps involved.

Other elements that have to be organised are gazebos, hired glasses, caterers and decorations. These are all steps that have to be planned in advance.

I found several different articles online about what steps are important when throwing a party, and have chosen several simple ones to communicate to the audience the basic elements behind party planning.


Party Steps

Steps to throwing a party:

1. Pick a date

3 months out:

2.Create a guest list, invite people (either Facebook event or invites)

3. Set your budget – 20 people – $200, 80 people – $700

4. Type of event – cocktail, BBQ

2 Months out:

5. Rental order

6. Plan the menu

2 weeks out:

7. Buy food and drinks

8. RSVP reminder

Week before:

9: Start decorating and bringing the party together




Concept 1: I thought about doing the different times as balloon bunches. The three bunches would be separated from each other to show the three different time stages. Each balloon bunch will need to be a different colour to make it clear that they are separate.

Concept 2: Again this concept has something to do with balloons. In this concept I thought the different steps could go in balloons, and then the balloon string can connect one step to the next. In this concept I would just have the steps instead of having the steps separated in to different groups.

Concept 3: Each level of the house will be a different time stage. So the top of the house will be 3 months, two months, 2 weeks etc. The house layers will have different colours to show the different stages.

Concept 4: Have party banners go across the page, and have the steps inside the party banner triangles. Banners are something that are always associated with throwing parties.

At the moment I am thinking of going with concept one, as I think that this could look really cool! But I am worried that the page may be too busy with the balloons so we will see how we go!


So I have been trying to decide how i will divide up my information. At first, I thought I would just go through a basic checklist of what is needed to throw a good party but after looking through Pinterest I may want to do a timeline of what needs to be organised leading up to the event.

On pinterest, there are a few party planners who divide the steps into times. These are 4-6 months, 2 months, and then a few weeks, then the day before. These could divide my information nicely and make it presentable and easy to read on my infographic.


For my design I’m going to need lots of different colours. Most campaigns or ads only use one or two colours in their designs! So it may look a bit different when i use a few of them. Different colours communicate different messages. Base colours such as blue, yellow and red are the most common colours used for logos and advertisements. I am going to have to communicate a message with the colours, and they are all going to have to go together. I think I will use basic colours, that will go together nicely and possibly use a blue as my background colour as this seems to be a popular colour for top brands. b51226f216993c7ed33429f74c1ddeca 2

Infographic Topic

I was debating several different ideas over the past two weeks and have decided to do my infographic on: How to host a party.

It’s 21st season so this inspired me to do this topic as everyone is talking about what they are doing for their parties!

I think that this will be a fun topic to do, and it will have plenty of information on it. There are so many elements to hosting a party and the bits and pieces you have to organise and I can easily show this through my infographic

Infographic Layout

To start this project well I decided to look up infographics and see what types of layout, colours and topics other people over time have used! I found several infographics on how to make a good or bad infographic and thought that these would be extremely helpful to me when I start creating my own! These show what type of layouts should be used and what makes a good or bad informational graphic.

Info Cheat shee Infographic

The site that this infographic is from also has some links to good fonts and other bits and pieces!