Event or party planning would make most people pull their hair out from stress and anxiety. But it does not have to be that way. Start your planning process early (one to two months before the party) and download the detailed party checklist Here to save time and stress throughout the planning process. It is also a good idea to have a master to do list so nothing is left out, a shopping list for all the party favors and supplies, and a guest list to keep track of RSVPs and guest contact information.
A good way to create anticipation for your party or event is to assign a fun theme. This could be anywhere from a 1920’s theme, to a beach party theme. The type of invitation could also help create a buzz for your event. Simple online invitations, custom order invitations, or hand made invitations can add originality to your event and get your guests excited.
If your event or party will include serving alcohol, it may be a good idea to have a self serve bar. Include a few different types of alcohol as well as a few different mixers for your guests. This way, your guests can mix their own drinks and you won’t have to play bartender all night. If you are planning to serve alcohol, the last thing you want to do is underestimate the amount of alcohol your party needs. A good rule of thumb is to have enough for every guest to have one drink per hour.
The food that is served at your event or party is very important. Stick to appetizer type finger foods so your guests can nibble while they mingle. It would be a good idea to stick to simple, yet delicious, finger foods that don’t require much preparation and can also be eaten with one hand (drink in the other). If your event or party is family friendly, a kids table with a fun activity or theme will keep the children occupied while the adults mingle.
Always leave yourself about an hour in between finishing your decorating and your guests arriving so you can relax. You want to have plenty of relaxation time to get yourself ready for your party. Change into your party attire, freshen up, have a drink, and when your guests arrive, have a wonderful time.
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