How to Become a Party Planner

One of the fastest growing industries in the job market is party planning. It's a $500 billion annual business that allows guests to celebrate milestone events and allows the planner to participate in an exciting, lucrative and motivational activity [source: Entrepreneur]. Read the tips listed below and learn about how you can become a party planner.

  • Education There are no educational requirements for becoming a party planner. However, there are courses and areas of knowledge that can help you become a more successful party planner. Courses in business management, entrepreneurship, money management and computer skills will enable you to manage your company and watch it grow.
  • Networking One of the most invaluable tools you can have as an event planner is the ability to network effectively. Party planning requires that you interact with a wide variety of people from the hosts of the party to florists to nightclub owners to caterers. Building a network of people who can be relied upon and who want to provide your clients with outstanding and memorable details will ensure your continued success in the field. The better your contacts, the more money you'll make and the more buzz there will be surrounding your name [source: Fab Job].
  • Advertising When you first start out as a party planner, you have to get your name out there. Tell all your friends and family about your new business in order to get your first clients. The internet is a fantastic resource for creating your reputation and ensuring that you have continued success. Create a website that features all your services, pictures of your past events and unique and exciting ideas that will get hosts energized about creating an event that none of the guests will ever forget.

Remember that party planners don't become successful overnight. It takes a lot of practice to find your party groove and produce events that create memories.