Sunday, September 1, 2013

Party Planning

How To Plan The Perfect Party
We wanted to help you plan the perfect party! So we have come up with a timeline to help to organize and prepare for the big day!

3-6 Months Before:

Decide on a theme! Whether it be a color scheme or a character theme, choose one and start looking for ideas!

Our top ideas are:
1) For baby showers: Birds
2) For a boys 1st bday: Little Man birthday party (with top hats and bow ties!)
3) For a girls bday: Ladybug
4) For a winter party: Winter One-deland (with penguins!)
5) For a summer party: Bubbles!

1-2 Months Before:
Decide on a time, place and guest list!
Order your invitations and decorations! Common courtesy says people need about a month notice for a party, so get the invites out within this time! Don't forget to put an RSVP date so you know how many people are coming and can stat getting everything ready!

Three weeks ahead:
Make a paper goods list (cups, plates, napkins, silverware, serving utensils and platters)
If you need to rent tables and chairs: start looking into it!

Two weeks ahead:
Make a list of food you will be serving.
Count your RSVP's so you know how many people are coming.

One week ahead:
Make a grocery list: On average, each person eats 8-12 hors d’oeuvres at a party.
Count RSVP's

3 days aheas ahead:
Go grocery shopping
Cook any foods you can freeze and just thaw the day of the party.
Big Day:
Get fresh flowers
get ice
enjoy the day!

Helpful hints:
      Use a crock-pot to keep warm dips or chili hot throughout the party.
      Use plastic silverware and paper products for easy clean up.
      Have a drink station: put blank labels on the cups and throw some sharpies down so people can write their names on their will go through a lot less cups this way!
      If possible set aside a time in the beginning of the party to gather everyone and introduce everyone, its a great way to make the guests feel welcome!

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