How To Make Money As A Rural Party Planner

Rural Party Planner
How To Make Money As A Rural Party Planner

Let’s Plan A Smashing Rural Party!

The trick to make money as a party planner is “MAGIC’ that usually describes what this business offers; and it has nothing to do with clowns.

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The party planning business I’m talking about has very little to do with renting a clown or serving cake and punch in the church’s basement.

To make money as a rural party planner, you need to focus on four things.


For a rural party planner, this is where the money is.

And, if you have the knack for organizing fun things for grown-ups, you’re in for a big $100 Million dollar surprise!

In addition, it is a business worth celebrating!


This is a business you can start with little or no capital.

All you need is a great idea and a client who wants to have fun.

The best way to implement this business is to act as the broker for all services entailed in any given event.

You do not prepare the food, you hire a caterer.

You do not sing or dance, you hire entertainers.

In fact, in some really big parties, you can negotiate with talent agencies to have celebrities attend your party.

For example, you can have movie stars “drop by” your party for around $10,000 or better.

If your budget cannot afford the real celebrities at $10,000 each, then you can hire look-alikes for $200 a night.

Do not introduce them in the party: just let them roam around and mingle with the guests.


You can also plan an event around a theme depending on the reason for the party and the number of people attending.

Also, you can build festivals around parties.

If the party is an extension of a convention, work around ideas that are familiar to people in that trade or industry.


To get started, line up businesses that are involved in parties:

  • Florists
  • Videographers
  • Caterers
  • Hotel Managers
  • Equipment
  • Rental Companies
  • And Others

Set your rates based on the price lists of these related businesses.

These tie-in companies will dictate the way you sructure your prices.

Once ready, compile a mailing list of potential local and corporate accounts in your rural area.

If you live in a rural city with a convention center, it would be ideal to do some networking to get referral business.

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