Online Class: Party Planning 101
with CEU Certificate*
have taken this course
Course DescriptionLooking for a way to throw a party on a tight budget? Easy crafting and good old creativity can balance the budget and still bring joy to all the little party guests. In the party planning business, there is no right or wrong, only a desire to make your client happy.
This Party Planning course is a helpful tool for you to learn what you need to know to get started in one of today's most popular and lucrative businesses. For those who enjoy creating the life of the party, this course takes you through setting up and running a business, finding clients and planning everything from social events to major corporate events.
Using easy to follow language, this Party Planning course takes you through developing a theme, arranging entertainment, estimating start-up costs and completing a marketing analysis for your business. You'll learn to work with and search out the best photographers, entertainers and performers, caterers, and other vendors who can make or break a party planner's career. You'll understand how to think out of the box and how to gain knowledge of the latest trends in party décor, cocktails and food.The field of party and event planning has blossomed into one of the nation's top jobs, rating number 39, with a future prediction of double digit growth. Put your people and organizational skills to good use, and become actively involved in the exciting world of party planning.
Universal Class, Inc. has been approved as an Accredited Provider by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET). In obtaining this approval, Universal Class, Inc. has demonstrated that it complies with the ANSI/IACET Standard which is widely recognized as the Standard of good practice internationally. As a result of their Accredited Provider status, Universal Class, Inc. is authorized to offer IACET CEUs for its courses that qualify under the ANSI/IACET Standard.
- Completely Online
- Instructor Support
- IACET CEUs
- 6 Months to Complete
- 24/7 Availability
- Start Anytime
- PC & Mac Compatible
- Android & iOS Friendly
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Lesson 1: Is Party Planning for You?Perhaps you always knew you wanted to be a party/special event planner and are seeking that special niche to help you take the first step to a new, and much-in-demand business.
Lesson 2: Basics of the Party Planning BusinessYou already have an idea of the types of events and parties people hire event planners to oversee. The list is exhaustive and the events may be business-oriented, or purely social.
Lesson 3: Build Your Business BaseYou can start a party planning business with very little money. It is, however, always wise to conduct some type of market research to determine the needs in the area where you want to plan parties.
Lesson 4: Show Me the Profit!When pricing your services, be sure you charge enough. This means assessing, on the up side, what you need to charge to turn a healthy profit.
Lesson 5: Marketing Your Services and Tracking Your SpendingWhen you begin crafting your marketing materials, your beginning sentence on flyers, brochures, and correspondence should be a defining statement of your company.
Lesson 6: Every Party Planner Needs a TeamParty Planners leave the cooking, serving, and cleaning to outside help. As a party planner, your caterer is the glue that will hold your party together.
Lesson 7: Legal Issues to PonderThere is much to ponder when it comes to legal issues in certain small businesses; for instance, naming your business.
Lesson 8: Tapping into Social EventsFor those who panic at the thought of inviting three couples to their home for a dinner party, a party planner is an essential advisor.
Lesson 9: Equipment and InventoryThink twice before you go out on a limb for party supplies. Get an idea of what you need, by planning a few parties first, and get your business off the ground.
Lesson 10: Corporate EventsAlthough we have barely recovered from a devastating recession, corporate events are still a "yes," but "no" to big budgets.
Lesson 11: Children's Birthday Parties and VenuesYou and your child can have fun making birthday invitations together. It builds a little suspense and anticipation in any child to prepare the invitations and send them out.
Lesson 12: Planning the Food and BeveragesWhen planning children's birthday parties, cocktails are usually taboo. When you have other parents helping out, it's best not to serve alcohol. These are the same people who will be driving their child home.
Lesson 13: Party DecorThemed parties are always a hit and once you have settled on a theme, you can plan games, invitations, and perhaps a cake to add a finishing touch. Remember, a little bit goes a long way.
Lesson 14: Formulas for SuccessSomething good comes from everything, and the party planners learned some hard lessons. It's really all about standing behind your work and paying for damages.
Lesson 15: Education, Training and EvaluationsA volatile field, event planning businesses tend to move around a lot, change their specialties and image, and expand. No source can command total authority of the business.
Additional Course Information
- Document Your Lifelong Learning Achievements
- Earn an Official Certificate Documenting Course Hours and CEUs
- Verify Your Certificate with a Unique Serial Number Online
Course Title: Party Planning 101Course Number: 8900300Languages: English - United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand, and other English speaking countriesCourse Type: How ToCEU Value: 1.4 IACET CEUs (Continuing Education Units)CE Accreditation: Universal Class, Inc. has been accredited as an Authorized Provider by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET).Grading Policy: Earn a final grade of 70% or higher to receive an online/downloadable CEU Certification documenting CEUs earnedAssessment Method: Lesson assignments and review examsCourse URL: partyplanning101.onlineclasses.comInstructor: Nancy FillipSyllabus: View SyllabusDuration: Continuous: Enroll anytime!Requirements: View Technical RequirementsCourse Fee: $40.00 (no CEU Certification) || with CEU Certification: $65.00
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- Display Your Certificate on Your Resume and Promote Your Achievements Using Social Media
Learning OutcomesBy successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
- Define what a party planner does.
- Describe the basics of the party planning business.
- Describe how to build a business base.
- Summarize how to make a profit.
- Describe marketing services and tracking spending.
- Describe legal issues.
- Describe party planning for social events versus corporate events.
- Describe party planning for children's birthday parties and venues.
- Describe party planning for the food and beverages.
- Define party decor, and
- Demonstrate mastery of lesson content at levels of 70% or higher.
An Introduction Assignment 5 Lesson 1 Assignment Assignment 20 Lesson 1: Is Party Planning For You? Exam 7 Lesson 2 Assignment Assignment 20 Lesson 2: Basics of the Party Planing Business Exam 9 Lesson 3 Assignment Assignment 20 Lesson 3: Build Your Business Base Exam 10 Lesson 4 Assignment Assignment 20 Lesson 4: Show Me The Profit! Exam 9 Lesson 5 Assignment Assignment 20 Lesson 5: Marketing Your Services Tracking Your Spending Exam 10 Lesson 6 Assignment A Assignment 20 Lesson 6 Assignment B Assignment 20 Lesson 6: Every Party Planner Needs a Team Exam 9 Lesson 7 Assignment Assignment 25 Lesson 7: Legal Issues to Ponder Exam 10 Lesson 8 Assignment Assignment 25 Lesson 8: Tapping into Social Events Exam 9 Lesson 9 Assignment Assignment 20 Lesson 9: Equipment and Inventory Exam 6 Lesson 10 Assignment Assignment 25 Lesson 10: Corporate Events Exam 9 Lesson 11 Assignment Assignment 25 Lesson 11: Children's Birthday Parties and Venues Exam 10 Lesson 12 Assignment Assignment 25 Lesson 12: Planning The Food and Beverages Exam 9 Lesson 13 Assignment Assignment 25 Lesson 13: Party Decor Exam 8 Lesson 14 Assignment Assignment 25 Lesson 14: Formulas for Success Exam 9 Final Thoughts Assignment 100 New Things Assignment 100 Lesson 15: Education, Training and Evaluations Exam 9 The Final Exam Exam 94 Total Points: 767
- "The written assignments were most helpful, because you had to think through the situation and your possible solutions. " -- Joy D.