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    About the course

    Do you wish you had a successful business planning parties?

    Party planning is big business nowadays. Many people go through the complex process of planning successful parties for all manner of different clients. Others simply enjoy planning parties for friends and family members, whenever a suitable occasion arises. If you fall into one of these groups you will love our online Party Planner course.

    This course will reveal everything you need to know to become a successful professional party planner. So don’t hesitate: Sign up today for our online Party Planning course and take the first step towards a brighter future. Manage your hours and your course work as you see fit, and enjoy the journey towards your new business!

    What you will learn

    Find out everything there is to know to build a career in party planning

    Party planning may sound simple enough but there’s a lot more to it than meets the eye. That’s probably why more and more people are happy to pay a party planner to handle it for them! Our carefully-targeted course modules are designed to break down this in-depth area into easy-to-digest segments. By the time you’ve completed all the modules you’ll know more than enough to launch your business and be a resounding success. We’ll even give you the tools and knowledge you’ll need to develop your business in the future too.  

    You’ll learn:

    • How (and why) to specialise in particular party types
    • How to find clients
    • How to properly market your business for success
    • How to build a great reputation
    • How to keep track of records, clients and profits


    International Open Academy courses are designed for anyone with an interest in learning. No formal qualifications are required to study with us. Our courses are suitable if you want to learn new skills, start a new career, or if you’re already working in a particular industry and wish to upgrade your talents and enhance your resume.


    Course Breakdown

    Module 1: Getting Started
    • The popularity of parties
    • Why do many people dread party planning?
    • Why party planners are in demand
    Module 2: Type Of Party - Overview
    • Children’s parties
    • Birthday parties
    • Cocktail parties
    • Garden parties
    • Baby shower parties
    • Fancy dress parties
    • Other party types
    Module 3: Developing A Business Model
    • What area of party planning do you wish to specialize in?
    • The importance of specializing in one or two party types
    • Selecting your target audience – what works for you?
    • Go where your passion and interest lies
    Module 4: Generating A Client Base
    • Experience comes before clients
    • How to plan parties for friends to help your business
    • The importance of testimonials
    • Spreading the word
    Module 5: How To Plan A Party
    • Know who you are aiming your business at
    • Creating a website
    • Creating a blog – and updating it
    • Business cards
    • Social media
    • Advertise locally in the right places
    Module 6: Making Your Party Memorable
    • Discovering what the client wants
    • Creating a questionnaire for your clients
    • Finding and selecting locations
    • Creativity
    • Keeping in touch with your client
    • Feedback and testimonials
    Module 7: Business Operation
    • A good venue
    • Formal or informal?
    • Theming a party
    • Food
    • Drink
    • Music
    • Ensuring every element fits with your client’s wishes and aims
    Module 8: Networking
    • Learning how to work with people
    • Building a list of contacts in various industries
    • Suppliers and how to negotiate with them
    • The importance of professionalism
    • Building a good reputation with suppliers
    Module 9: Working With Vendor And Supplier
    • The power of a good reputation
    • The power of a bad reputation
    • The customer is always right
    • The importance of good and positive communication
    • Going the extra mile
    • A good reputation equals free and positive publicity
    • Build a business by word of mouth
    Module 10: Maintaining Your Brand
    • Registering as a business
    • Keeping business records
    • Profit and loss
    • Working out what to charge
    • Providing additional services for additional fees
    • Do you need premises?
    • Making yourself accessible online, by email and by phone
    Module 11: Finding Success In Business
    • Developing your brand
    • Looking into other marketing channels
    • Reinvesting your profits into a bigger and better website
    • Expanding
    • Hiring staff
    • Should you franchise?


    Who is this course for

    Are you known for your epic parties? Have you always had a knack for creating a spectacle, MCing the perfect evening, bringing together all sorts of people into one space to create a memorable night?

    Being a party planner means being organized, creative, flexible, and able to think on your feet to creatively solve problems. Sound familiar? It's also a great job, consistently challenging, no sitting behind a desk all day, doing the same thing over and over! 

    Start this course now to start down a new path!

    Career path

    After completing this course, you could: 

    • Start your own Party Planning business
    • Join the team of a Party Planning company 
    • Use your increased skills and abilities to impress your boss and earn a promotion
    • Begin planning parties for yourself, your friends and family
    • Create parties to increase awareness, visibility, or sales for your existing business


    Certification details

    To receive certification, you must:

    1. Complete every page of the course
    2. Score at least 55% on the exam at the end of the course
    3. That's it!

    After successfully completing the course, you will immediately receive your PDF course certificate so you can instantly add it to your CV and display your achievement. You can also request a hard copy certificate to be sent to your postal address for a small printing and posting fee.

    All our courses are accredited by the International Council for Online Educational Standards - www.icoes.org (accreditation number ICOES/00763/13/36). Most of our courses will earn you credits through Continuing Professional Development (CPD) / Continuing Education (CE). Check for the CPD logo on the course page.

    CPD points are accepted and recognized by employers from both the public and private sectors, and academic institutions across the UK and internationally.

    International Open Academy is also an officially approved TQUK (Training Qualifications UK) center, with the TQUK Center Number: C001157

    TQUK is a national awarding body recognized by the UK Government and regulated by Ofqual (The Office of Qualifications and Examinations Regulation).

    For further details, please visit https://internationalopenacademy.com/accreditation