How to Party Plan like a pro...

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Planning parties is either something you love or hate but it’s hard to avoid going through the year without organising even a small get-together. Whether it’s a children’s birthday, pre-wedding celebration, baby shower or just a summer’s day BBQ there’s always a good excuse for a get together, and we love a good party!

Make sure you have the following areas covered and party planning will be fun and far less difficult than you might think. We’ve put together some tips and ideas to help you start planning parties like a pro. What’s more you can pick up these key pieces easily with your One4all Gift Card.

Music Matters

No party is complete without a fantastic playlist of all your favourite tunes. For the children, it is an essential part of all their favourite games, think musical bumps, musical statues, and pass the parcel. Not only that, it is the thing which encourages everyone to have a good boogie at the end of the night!

For a portable speaker that gives great sound, has a long battery life and is small enough to fit in your bag look no further than this Sony SRSX1 Portable Wireless Speaker from Currys (£39.99).



DIY Decorations

Decorate and trim up the venue yourself to create a themed and fun atmosphere for guests. Whatever the theme some party props and colourful tableware will help get the party started.

For all your party essentials, from life size cut-outs, balloons, personalised banners, and table decorations, to fancy dress costumes, games and party bag fillers, head to We love this Pink Princess Castle Pinata, just £12.77.



Fast food

Our sneaky shortcut helps you serve delicious fast food but not as you know it. Save yourself the stress of preparing a banquet, not to mention the mountain of washing up which follows by pre-ordering your favourite Pizza Express pizzas online! They’ll let you know when it’s ready and you can simply pop to pick it up from your nearest restaurant!  Find out more and how close you are to a restaurant on their website.



Time for a tipple

Please your grown-up guests with a selection of their favourite tipples! Forget trailing around the supermarkets and wine shops - get it all delivered to you. is home to all your much-loved wines and fizz and whatever your budget or the size of your party, they have everything you need. It couldn’t be easier, search by price, grape, brand or country and then simply pay and state when you’d like your delicious wines to land with you! All your favourite wines are available from, (prices vary – see online).


Garden Party

With warm summer days finally here why not host your party outside? There’s less chance of spills on the carpet and the whole affair becomes more relaxed.

With scatter cushions on the floor, hammocks strung from the trees and patio spaces adorned with glowing lights the party will last well into the late evening. Find a range of wonderful garden party accessories including this serene string lighting at B&Q (from £5).


Whatever the occasion don’t shy away from planning a party now you know how to do it like a pro!

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Don’t have a party coming up? Then tell us about the best one you’ve attended or what you’re planning on doing next!