Goofy Faces Party Planning Guide 

Goofy Faces Party Planning Guide 

The new year is just weeks away! Whether you’re planning an event in January or September, Goofy Faces is here to help give you some event-planning tips and tricks! 

Step 1: Determine the type of event you’re hosting

Goofy Faces Party Planning Guide - Where do you even begin?There are so many different ideas to choose from. Here are just a few:

  • Birthday party
  • Weddings
  • Tradeshows
  • Retirement
  • Valentine’s Day
  • St. Patrick’s Day
  • Employee Appreciation
  • Mother’s Day
  • Father’s Day
  • Senior All-Night Parties
  • Graduation Parties
  • Corporate picnics
  • Family Reunions
  • Welcome Week
  • Festival
  • Halloween
  • Holiday Party

Still, looking for inspiration? Click here for what is trending!

Step 2: Set a budget

Take your time determining how much your event or party is going to cost. A few things to consider:

  • Venue
  • Food
  • Drinks
  • Staff
  • Invitations
  • Entertainment
  • Permits (only if the location needs them)
  • Clean up costs

Step 3: Determine the date

Choosing a date for your party might seem like a very daunting task especially since there are 365 days to choose from. But it’s actually much easier than you might think! Here are a few things to consider when deciding what date to host:

  • Know your guest list
  • Skip popular vacation times
  • Consider the holidays (don’t forget bank holidays)
  • Think about potential weather and climate changes
  • Talk with your vendors and venues about availability 

Step 4: Pick a location 

It is never too early to begin searching for your event venue. Always consider the following:

  • Location
  • Parking
  • Capacity 
  • Venue Layout
  • Venues services and amenities 

If you are concerned it’s too late to find a venue, don’t be. Venues always have last minute openings, changes, or cancellations. 

Step 5: Create a guest list

Remember to always keep a few things in mind like budget and venue capacities. But for an event like a wedding, a good rule of thumb is to invite immediate family members (parents, grandparents, siblings, uncles, aunts, and cousins), close friends, and significant others.

Step 6: Choose a theme

If your event allows for it, pick a theme. Click here for 65 ideas!

Step 7: Send invites to guests

It is best to send party invitations three weeks before parties like birthdays and general celebrations. But it is recommended to send invitations six to eight weeks for large events and weddings. 

Step 8: Shop for decor 

There is no better place to look for party decor inspiration than here! But when it comes time to shop, make sure to remember to stick to your predetermined budget. Do not forget to shop around for items that are on sale.

Step 9: Determine the food and drink menu  

Pro tip: An adult will consume roughly one pound of food total and children will consume about a 1/2 pound. The more options you have the less you need of each. Don’t forget guests always eat and drink more in the evening than during the day. 

If you’re struggling to determine the type of food and drinks to serve, check out Pinterest! They always have the best ideas.  

Step 10: Secure entertainment 

This is when you contact Goofy Faces! Every amazing event or party has stellar entertainment that keeps the fun going. Our artists are ready to bring fun for guests of all ages. Goofy Faces has artists located throughout the United States and can be booked easily on our website. Not sure of the costs? Don’t worry, we added a super easy-to-use event pricing calculator on our website. Try it Here!

Do you still need some convincing? No problem! Here is what some of our amazing Goofy Faces clients have said about our talented artists!

“All my guest kept saying was “what a great idea! ” It was a big hit! I will definitely consider Goofy Faces for future events.” – Carol L. 

“Loved having the three artists at our draft night party. They did a wonderful job and it was a hit for our fans.” – Grace G. 

“Our employees really enjoyed having this activity as part of their picnic. It was an absolute hit!” – Marcia S. 

“Just wanted to let you know how pleased we were with the services of your company. My son’s 13th birthday party was truly awesome, and everyone (adults included) loved your artist’s drawings. He was great. We will definitely use your services again. It was fantastic!!” – Lorraine F. 

“I hired Robert Bauer for my wedding and he did an excellent job. It was very unique and the guests loved it. Would definitely recommend” – James B.

For more information about Goofy Faces services visit today. Or contact our team by emailing We look forward to working with you!

Katy Siereveld