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You Will Need
- A budget
- A timeline
- A guest list
Make a budget for the party, and spend wisely. A grand opening party is important, but you don't want it to precede a "going bankrupt" party.
Plan the party a year ahead, and organize a timeline that includes when to start sending invitations. Schedule a staff for the party as far in advance as possible.
Provide food and drinks
Provide food and drinks. Look into getting other businesses to co-sponsor the party and provide food or entertainment.
Get creative with the space and the party -- offer games, contests, and a celebrity appearance. Give people a reason to attend, but make sure the party is compatible with your business.
Invite your target audience, which includes the suppliers your business will use, potential customers, and the media.