So many things you should do if you are planning a party, research, list, understand your choices etc.
But what makes a party a GOOD PARTY!
For 10 years dealing with clients one thing I learned, that everyone is different. Some people are all about the food, some people are all about the drinks, and some love decorating. You need to understand and find out what is important for you and your guests. Nobody knows your family better than you, no vendor can do miracles to guess what you should do, and if they try, there is a fifty-fifty chance of doing wrong, and you wasting money.
Let me show you a little video that can give you some ideas of things that you should think about it when you are planning a party