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There’s nothing quite as extravagant or exciting as attending a yacht party. Whether you’re enjoying a classy night out on the water full of champagne and caviar or attending a pirate-themed yacht birthday party, you’re in for a good time.
However, when it comes time to plan your own yacht party, you might find yourself wondering where to start. After all, parties on a boat are quite a bit different than parties on land.
Before you start sweating bullets or deciding to ditch the whole plan, take a moment to catch your breath. We’re here to help.
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Keep reading for our top 10 tips on throwing the best yacht party this summer.
1. Plan Ahead
No matter what your idea of a good time is for a boat party, you must plan everything in advance. Even if your yacht is going to be docked the whole time, it can be difficult to make last-minute changes for food, drink, decor, or entertainment.
Additionally, the opportunity to rent a yacht for a birthday party or other important event doesn’t come around often. You need to make sure you give your guests two to six weeks to RSVP.
This will allow them to change things around in their schedule to make sure they can attend your party. Additionally, it will give them plenty of time to lock down the appropriate attire based on your party’s theme.
2. Find the Best Time and Location
Ideally, a yacht party starts in the late afternoon and evening and goes well into the night.
Because the party is mostly outdoors, you need to make sure you’re planning it during ideal weather conditions. While you can’t predict rain or thunderstorms, you probably shouldn’t throw a yacht party in the middle of winter when guests will be too cold to enjoy themselves.
Secondly, you need to think about where you’re going to have your boat party. Obviously, it will be on the boat, but where will the boat be? There may be restrictions based on what company you rent your yacht from.
3. Narrow Down Your Guest List
Next, depending on the size of your yacht, you may have to be a little pickier than you’d like when it comes to choosing a guest list. The yacht’s capacity may limit how many people you’re able to invite.
While it’s not an easy decision, you have to make the best choice for the overall party. For example, this may mean making the decision not to invite people who instigate arguments, make others uncomfortable, etc.
4. Pick the Right Yacht
One of the most important elements of throwing an amazing boat party is picking the right yacht. You need to make sure the yachts available to you can accommodate the type of party you want to throw.
Furthermore, you need to make sure your yacht rental and party expenditures fit within your party budget. This is why it’s so important to plan ahead. It gives you time to make adjustments to your plan, find extra room in the budget, etc.
5. Pick an Appropriate Theme
What is the theme of your yacht party going to be? If you’re looking to keep it classy, you should consider the following examples:
- Casino Royale/Poker
- Black Tie/Oscars
If you’re thinking more about keeping things fun than pushing for elegance, you should consider these themes:
- Island paradise
- The 80s (or any time period)
Alternatively, you may not choose to do a theme at all. You may just ask guests to show up, dance, have a few drinks, and enjoy themselves.
6. Think About Entertainment
Speaking of guests enjoying themselves, what entertainment are you going to provide at your yacht party? Will you have games, live music, or what?
The entertainment you provide may also rely heavily on the purpose and theme of your party. For example, a live band may not be appropriate for a child’s birthday party.
7. Find the Right Playlist
If you’re not going to hire a live band to provide music for your guests, you’ll need to make sure you find the right playlist for the event. Your yacht party needs music, even if it’s just in the background.
You can allow the theme of your party to dictate the music, just don’t overdo it. For example, there’s nothing wrong with playing 80s music at an 80s themed party. However, if you have a pirate theme, people will get tired of listening to the Pirates of the Caribbean soundtrack over and over again.
8. Don’t Skimp on Drink Options
For an adult boat party, you must provide plenty of alcoholic beverage options. People love to drink socially, especially at parties.
However, if you’re hosting an elegant yacht party, a cooler full of Bud Lights is going to miss the mark. Fortunately, many yacht rental companies also have liquor licenses to help provide your party with whatever drinks you desire.
9. Lock Down the Catering
Next, remember that a party without food will eventually lead to cranky guests and early departures. People don’t like being hungry, especially if they’re on a boat that isn’t scheduled to dock for several hours.
Try to lock down your catering well in advance to ensure people have plenty of food options. Depending on your yacht party’s theme, you may have a pretty good idea of what type of food to provide. If not, however, here’s a quick guide on easy boat foods.
10. Educate Yourself About Boat Safety
Finally, understand that parties on a boat come with some inherent safety concerns. These concerns can be exacerbated by consuming alcohol. Educate yourself about boat safety, both in general and in accordance with the company you’re renting the yacht from.
You want to provide a good time for everyone who attends your party. However, it’s just as important to make sure everyone stays safe.
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