How to Plan a Party at a Restaurant

How to Plan a Party at a Restaurant. Having a party at a restaurant is a fantastic option if you want to leave the cleanup and responsibility to someone else. Here's how.

Choose a few restaurants you really like. Base your choices on personal experience, friends' recommendations and restaurant guidebooks like the Zagat series.

Speak to the managers of these establishments about renting a room - or the whole place, depending on the size of your party.

Have a conversation with the manager regarding the menu, the drinks, the bouncer and who's to pay for the services.

Create and sign a contract for the services, and be prepared to pay a deposit.

Send out invitations - via mail or e-mail - to the elite list of potential attendees.

Arrive early the day of the party and decorate if allowed and/or desired.

Treat the employees of the restaurant with the utmost respect and courtesy.

Mingle with your friends, enjoy good food and beverages and have a terrific time.

Pay the manager the remaining balance, and tip like you just won the lottery.