How to throw a community party that'll raise your local profile

Whether it's Easter or Fourth of July, you can host a bash people will remember
  • You need to start planning a big event at least 60 days in advance.
  • Get invitations directly into the hands of children for kid-friendly events.
  • Don't rely on free entertainment (like face painting or balloon animals) -- in some cases, it really pays to hire a professional.

If you haven’t started thinking about your Fourth of July event, then you’re probably not expecting hundreds of people to show up. However, if you’re Amy Parry, CEO at Closing Alliance and party person extraordinaire in St. George, Utah, then you know that a big turnout requires planning — lots of planning.