Course Syllabus

 

Course Description

Looking 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.
  • Completely Online
  • Self-Paced
  • Printable Lessons
  • Full HD Video  
  • 6 Months to Complete
  • 24/7 Availability
  • Start Anytime
  • PC & Mac Compatible
  • Android & iOS Friendly
  • Accredited CEUs
Universal Class is an IACET Accredited Provider
 

Learning Outcomes

By 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.
  • Demonstrate mastery of lesson content at levels of 70% or higher.
 
 

Assessment Guide

Assessment Points
An Introduction 5 points
Lesson 1 Assignment 20 points
Lesson 1: Is Party Planning For You? 7 points
Lesson 2 Assignment 20 points
Lesson 2: Basics of the Party Planing Business 9 points
Lesson 3 Assignment 20 points
Lesson 3: Build Your Business Base 10 points
Lesson 4 Assignment 20 points
Lesson 4: Show Me The Profit! 9 points
Lesson 5 Assignment 20 points
Lesson 5: Marketing Your Services Tracking Your Spending 10 points
Lesson 6 Assignment A 20 points
Lesson 6 Assignment B 20 points
Lesson 6: Every Party Planner Needs a Team 9 points
Lesson 7 Assignment 25 points
Lesson 7: Legal Issues to Ponder 10 points
Lesson 8 Assignment 25 points
Lesson 8: Tapping into Social Events 9 points
Lesson 9 Assignment 20 points
Lesson 9: Equipment and Inventory 6 points
Lesson 10 Assignment 25 points
Lesson 10: Corporate Events 9 points
Lesson 11 Assignment 25 points
Lesson 11: Children's Birthday Parties and Venues 10 points
Lesson 12 Assignment 25 points
Lesson 12: Planning The Food and Beverages 9 points
Lesson 13 Assignment 25 points
Lesson 13: Party Decor 8 points
Lesson 14 Assignment 25 points
Lesson 14: Formulas for Success 9 points
New Things 100 points
Lesson 15: Education, Training and Evaluations 9 points
The Final Exam 94 points
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