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Spring is just around the corner, and with it will come much-needed warmer weather. That means everyone will be leaving their homes after months of freezing temperatures and snow to enjoy the outside and, fingers crossed, some socially-distanced gatherings.

Since 2020 put an end to many occasions, we’re hoping 2021 will allow friends, families and co-workers to gather together again. Whether it’s a wedding, graduation, birthday, retirement, or gender reveal party, to name a few, planning and eagerly anticipating these moments of celebration is important.

It is hard to know how COVID-19 will continue to impact social gatherings, but that doesn’t mean one still can’t prepare for these exciting moments in life.

Here are a few reasons why you should still plan your 2021 party:

You Can Always Cancel

Planning a social gathering right now can be difficult. The uncertainty can make you feel wary of committing to reserving supplies, booking locations, and planning events. Plan anyway.

In the best-case scenario, you get to host and enjoy your celebration with friends and family (finally). In the worst-case, you have to reschedule. Many local suppliers will work with you to ensure booking deposits don’t go to waste. Make sure you know their cancellation policy.

Don't Miss Out

Don’t wait until the last minute to see if social gatherings are allowed to reserve your event supplies. With many celebrations from 2020 rescheduled to 2021, you want to make sure you don’t miss out on what you need for your event.

Backyards and parking lots are the new ballrooms this season. As the go-to social gathering location of 2020, outdoor spaces, in general, are sure to be the hot spot for throwing celebratory bashes in 2021.

What should be on your list:

  • Tables and chairs: Whether you are allowed ten guests or one hundred, any good outdoor gathering needs a place for guests to sit and hang out.
  • Food: The first thing many people look for is food. Ensure your party has all the necessary fixings like linens, tableware, glasses, and cookware for your guests to enjoy their meal.
  • Tents: To protect your guests from the elements, consider a shady tent with outdoor heaters or fans (depending on the season).
  • Hand sanitizer: Consider hand sanitizer stations to provide your guests with peace of mind.

Something to Look Forward To

It’s okay to keep planning for the future. Right now, everyone needs a little something to look forward to. Don’t let the party go to waste!