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Party Planning Checklist

 

Planning a party can be a difficult task but with a good guideline you won’t skip a step! This comprehensive list will keep you organized and more importantly, will make your party memorable one! Don't for get Party Necessities List!

Party Planning Questions:

First of all, you should start by answering a few basic questions about your party. Your answers will help you get focused endpoint you in the right direction. You should think through these questions at least four to six weeks before your scheduled party date.

1. How formal a party do I want? Should it be aback-tie affair, a dressy event, or a casual gathering?
2. What type of theme do I want to center the event around?
3. How many people do I plan to invite?
4. How much money do I want to spend?
5. Will I host this at my home or another location?
6. Do I need to arrange entertainment for the party?

 

THE FIRST FEW STEPS:

Determine the type of party (formal, special occasion, holiday, etc.)
Decide if you want drinks, finger foods, buffet, full meal, or other
Pick your Party Theme
Decide amount of guests you would like to invite
Set a date, time, and place for your party
Determine a R.S.V.P. date
Search, investigate and book your location also pay any deposit
Make a shopping list -- including small items like napkins and candles etc
Make lists of tasks that can be done in advance and those for party day

 

 

NEXT THINK BUDGET!

 

Decorations, including flowers, plants, or props
Food and beverages
Other services caterer, parking attendant, wait staff, etc.)
Invitations and postage
Rental space
Entertainment music, DJ, etc.)
Tables, chairs, and other equipment rentals

Other miscellaneous expenses

 

 

FOUR TO SIX WEEKS PRIOR

 
Put together your guest list and gather addresses and phone numbers
Order invitations
Purchase decorations, Paper goods, and other supplies
Contract foray services (caterer, entertainment, etc.)
Plan your menu and purchase non-perishable foods and drinks
Contact any friends or family you want to help with the party
Address and mail your invitations
Pick out the music
Contract foray equipment rental (chairs, tables, etc.)


 

ONE TO TWO WEEKS BEFORE

 

Confirm any friends, family, and hired service people working the party
Pick outpour party outfit and have it cleaned
Finalize the space layout and decorations
Shop for bulk of perishable food

 

TWO TO THREE DAys BEFORE

 

Clean your house if party is at home
Begin decorating
Gather your supplies and equipment together
Shop for analyst-minute food or supplies
Touch base with contracted services
Assign specific tasks to your volunteer assistants
Make preparations for cleaning up, returning equipment, etc.


 

THE AWAITED DAY

 

Finalize the decorations and place settings
Instruct any hired and volunteer helpers
Relax and enjoy yourself!

 

 

AFTER THE PARTY ENDS

 

Thank you cards
Collect photos and save in photo album for good memories

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