If you're going out on the town for a special occasion, don't let it end up like just any other night — hopping from bar to bar with your group and hoping that something memorable will happen. Start out the night with intent! There are a number of ways of doing this, and they all involve a little advance planning and money — but if you want to really polish up that party and make it stick out in everybody's minds, that's definitely time and money well spent.
Step 1: Party Bus
One of the best ways to guarantee your night is special is by starting it out the right way. Put everyone in the right mood, and make them feel like it's a really special occasion — not just know it. Booking party bus hire to drive you around is just one way of doing this. It means that everybody can relax and have a good time, drinking without worry about how they'll get home — or about dealing with taxis at the end of the night. It lets the whole group travel together too, so the fun can start the second you set off, not just when you arrive at your first bar. Check around your local companies to find the perfect balance for you between something affordable and luxurious.
Step 2: Theme
All the best and most memorable parties have a theme to tie them together, and a night out doesn't have to be any different. You don't have to go so far as to require costumes, but having a couple of accessories for everybody to swap around and play with can be a winner. Props look great for photos, too! Maybe there are a few cowboy hats and fake lassos or lots of flower garlands for a Hawaiian luau theme. The options are endless. Just make sure it's something that you can easily carry around with you... and something that's not too expensive to leave behind, just in case!
Step 3: Immortalise
Props touched on this, but one of the best ways to guarantee a night sticks out in people's memories is to take a lot of pictures. This shouldn't overwhelm your experience; you should spend time having fun as well as getting your camera out! Still, stopping to pose for a few pictures can't hurt. If you want the best of both worlds and really have cash to splash, you could consider hiring a photographer to come with you for a little while. That way, you don't even have to pause the fun!
Of course, the most important part of any event is always the company. If you love the people you're with, then you're likely to have a great time no matter what. However, putting in a little extra effort and planning to contribute these special elements will really elevate the night. And isn't that exactly what you and your guests deserve on your special day?