Hints & Tips

Our party hints and tips for Gold Coast event planning

Party hints and tips on how to run a successful party including how to plan and host a party like a pro and before you know it your casual BBQ can be transformed into an event to remember.

We can help you with cakes ideas, catering ideas, costume ideas, decorations, party entertainment ideas, and lots more

These party hints and tips will help save you time. Our party checklist will help make planning a party a piece of cake
What size room do I need for the perfect party space?
30 Guests……………. 110 sq. metres needed
50 Guests……………. 185 sq. metres
75 Guests……………. 275 sq. metres
100 Guests……………. 370 sq. metres
150 Guests……………. 550 sq. metres
200 Guests……………. 735 sq. metres
250 Guests……………. 915 sq. metres
300 Guests……………. 1100 sq. meters
400 Guests……………. 1470 sq. metres
500 Guests……………. 1835 sq. metres
1000 Guests…………… 3670 sq. metres
1250 Guests…………… 4585 sq. metres

What size cake should I order to make sure none of your guests miss out?

  • Round cakes
    • 15cm Serves 4-6
    • 18cm Serves 8-10
    • 25cm Serves 20-24
  • Rectangle cakes
    • 18cm x 28cm Serves 12-15
    • 23cm x 32cm Serves 20-24
    • 28cm x 38cm Serves 35-40
    • 30cm x 45cm Serves 50-55

What size marquee do I need?

Here’s our guide for choosing a marquee that’s just the right size for your party.

  • 40 Guests
    • Seating only – 400 sqft (20′ x 20′)
    • With Bar & Buffet -600 sqft (20′ x 30′)
    • With Dance floor & DJ – 800 sqft (20′ x 40′)
  • 60 Guests
    • Seating only – 600 sqft (20’x 30′)
    • With Bar & Buffet – 800 sqft (20’x 40′)
    • With Dance floor & DJ – 1000 sqft (20′ x 50′)
  • 80 Guests
    • Seating only – 800 sqft (20’x 40′)
    • With Bar & Buffet – 1000 sqft (20’x 50′)
    • With Dance floor & DJ – 1200 sqft (20′ x 50′)
  • 100 Guests
    • Seating only – 1000 sqft (20’x 50′)
    • With Bar & Buffet – 1200 sqft (30’x 40′)
    • With Dance floor & DJ – 1600 sqft (40′ x 40′)
  • 180 Guests
    • Seating only – 1800 sqft (30’x 60′)
    • With Bar & Buffet – 2400 sqft (40’x 60′)
    • With Dance floor & DJ – 3200 sqft (40′ x 80′)
  • 240 Guests
    • Seating only – 2400 sqft (40’x 60′)
    • With Bar & Buffet – 3200 sqft (40’x 80′)
    • With Dance floor & DJ – 3600 sqft (60′ x 60′)
  • 300 Guests
    • Seating only – 3200 sqft (40’x 80′)
    • With Bar & Buffet – 4000sqft (40’x 100′)
    • With Dance floor & DJ – 7200 sqft (60′ x 120′)

How many tables will I need?

When calling a party hire business, it’s helpful to have an idea of how many tables you will need and what size. Here’s a helpful guide on what size and how many tables you will need.

  • Banquet (Rectangular)
  • 4′ x 30″ Seats 4-6
  • 6′ x 30″ Seats 6-8
  • 8′ x 30″ Seats 8-10
  • 4′ x 60″ Seats 6-8
  • 4′ x 18″ Seats 2 one side
  • 6′ x 18″ Seats 3 one side
  • 40″ x 60″ Seats 4-6
  • 44″ x 60″ Seats 6-8
  • 48″ x 60″ Seats 6-8
  • Round
  • 24″ Seats 2
  • 30″ Seats 4
  • 36″ Seats 4-5
  • 48″ Seats 6-8
  • 60″ Seats 8-10
  • 72″ Seats 10-12

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