5 Party Planning Tips

Whether you are managing a household or a project at work or both, all of us are busy.  We are all looking for ways to simplify our lives.  Here are some easy to follow tips to make your party planning a wee bit easier. 

Pick a theme and stick to it.  It will make your planning easier if you already know the direction you want to follow.  Picking a theme will help you choose the invitation, décor, food and so on.

Start preparing as soon as you can.  Start by shopping for décor, non-perishable food items and anything else you may need. 
Start cleaning the house 3-5 days prior to the event.  We try to clean one room a day to split up the work load.  Another strategy is tackle one cleaning task a day.  Such as dusting all of the rooms or cleaning all of the bathrooms or vacuuming all of the rooms.  Try to set up the décor and buffet or dessert table a day or two ahead of time.  This too will help you to avoid the last minute rush.  

When I RSVP to a party I always ask if I can help in anyway.  I usually have at least one person who offers the same for me when I am planning a party.  Whether you have a friend who can pick up some things for you at the store or know someone who is crafty and can make bunting or have a friend who has beautiful penmanship who can address the invitations.  If someone offers to help, let go of your pride and accept.  I know that I never regret accepting the extra set of hands.  When I am part of creating someone’s party I feel more a part of the party and you get that warm feeling of helping someone out. 
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4.  FOOD
Prepare the food early too.  If there is anything you can freeze ahead of time, do it.  If there is anything you can chop ahead of time, do it.  Set out all of the serving dishes along with serving utensils then label with a "sticky note" what food will be served on it.  This will ensure you to have the right amount of serving pieces you will need.

I have to admit I am a worrier and my mind never seems to stop, but once the party starts it’s out of my hands and I have done all I can do.  I sit back and have a cupcake or a glass of wine and watch my family and friends enjoy themselves and that makes all the work worthwhile. 

Do you have a party planning tip you would like to share?  Let us know.  We would love to hear from you!

via Dandee

1 comment:

  1. These are great tips! I'm having my first small dinner party this weekend and am trying to prep!