I have a huge family. Hence I have had to attend and host a lot of parties. The latter a bit more often than the first, though... I have hosted birthdays, engagements, baby showers, gender reveals, and all that. I feel like a true professional at this point. I know color matching, the right music for every event, what venue to choose, what invitations to print out, etc.
I have never needed to hire someone to help me with an event professionally. I am stating that I am no professional, but I wanted to share a few tips and tricks I have learned during my life due to the long experience I have.
First things first, you have to know what location the man or woman of the event wants! You don't want to host an event on a high hill or mountain if they're afraid of heights or the opposite. You don't want to book a venue for the beach if they don't even like the water.
It is essential to know what they want or else you will disappoint the main person of the celebration. The second thing that is very important to know is who to invite. Everybody has their own issues and problems with certain people, you don't want to get into that, but what you want to do is figure out who has problems with who, so that you avoid seating them together or inviting them at all.. a fight in the middle of a baby shower is not something pleasant.
In addition, it is food!! I can emphasize enough how important this is.. people have so many preferences regarding food and all that you have to be extra careful to be inclusive and not let anyone starve.
You have to include vegan, vegetarian, lactose-free, plant-based, sugar-free, keto, and so much more I can't even remember at the moment. But maybe do some research on different diet plans or lifestyles, and you will find out a whole lot of information.
Once, during a birthday party for kids, I found out I had brought the wrong playlist. It was a horrid situation which I managed to absorb fast and not let any bad words slip. You must be careful with the playlist you get. If the music is not right, the guests will probably be bored and not enjoy the event.