How To Plan A Good Party: Checklist Edition

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When you first start to plan a party or an event, it’s crucial to establish a few things first!

*Who are you inviting? (friends, family, co-workers etc.)

*What’s the main reason for the celebration? (birthday, anniversary, wedding)

*When and where is the party?

*How many people are invited?

*What is the theme of the party? (brunch, formal, buffet etc.)

Planning With A Checklist

Get started with the official planning by following the checklist below!

-Set a date for the party and mark it in your calendar.

-Send out the proper invites.

-Create a menu that details food and drink.

-Compile a shopping list. This also includes considering how and when food is prepped. You can serve heated frozen entrees or opt for a caterer.

-Create a list of what you’ll need in terms of supplies, decorations, and seating.

-Plan the layout of the tables with plenty of maneuvering space. This ensures that the venue or space doesn’t feel too cramped.

-Create a playlist and plan for proper lighting.

-Make decorations or centerpieces to enhance your table displays.

-Ensure that you have the necessary cleaning supplies for before and after the party.

What To Get For During The Party

Below are some of the most popular items you may think about acquiring for guest use!

-An area where guests can leave their coats, umbrellas, and other accessories.

-Cocktail napkins and plenty of ice, ice buckets, and tongs.

-Toilet paper and paper towels.

-Disposable dinnerware, plates or glasses. You may opt for stoneware or ceramic, but disposable options are much easier to clear away after the event.

-Plenty of fun accessories and decorations from Premier Glow.

-Candles and other romantic lighting options to set the mood.

-If this is a barbecue, make sure all of the accessories are up to standards. This includes ensuring that the grill is prepped and ready to go!

-Coffee and tea along with cream and sugar. Other beverages such as alcohol, soda, and juice.

-Spices such as garlic, salt, and pepper.

-Bar garnishes and accessories such as a wine bottle opener.

-Garbage bags and dishwashing soap to help clean up potential messes.

Learn From The Party!

After every successful party, it’s crucial to pay attention to the aspects that the guests liked and those that they didn’t like. That means certain activities or foodstuffs may have been left behind. As a party host, grab a journal and make a note of these things! 

Having a party journal you can refer to will mean planning even more successful events down the line. Understanding just how your guests think and what they enjoy will mean an even more inclusive fun time during the next event! After all, if this is a workplace gathering, knowing what your boss wants in a drink will score you major points.

About Author

LaDonna Dennis

LaDonna Dennis is the founder and creator of Mom Blog Society. She wears many hats. She is a Homemaker*Blogger*Crafter*Reader*Pinner*Friend*Animal Lover* Former writer of Frost Illustrated and, Cancer...SURVIVOR! LaDonna is happily married to the love of her life, the mother of 3 grown children and "Grams" to 3 grandchildren. She adores animals and has four furbabies: Makia ( a German Shepherd, whose mission in life is to be her attached to her hip) and Hachie, (an OCD Alaskan Malamute, and Akia (An Alaskan Malamute) who is just sweet as can be. And Sassy, a four-month-old German Shepherd who has quickly stolen her heart and become the most precious fur baby of all times. Aside from the humans in her life, LaDonna's fur babies are her world.

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Brendon_James_Lee
24 days ago

Much to my regret, big parties are becoming less and less frequent. We live in a world of limitations. It started in 2020.. I don’t go to clubs and stadiums anymore.. I’ve become very cautious with new people.. It all makes it difficult for me to find a permanent girlfriend ((

Stoner
Stoner
21 days ago

I understand what you mean, but still I think that your motive is weak. Why do you need constant connections for a single man who has a good job, a house and is financially independent in everything? Will you always be in the red if you get married? What about divorce? I have to think about it so I don’t have to start life from scratch at 45. That’s why I prefer to look for married women near me at the Nastyhookups. I’m not going to deceive anyone. But I still get a lot of real dates. So less problems.