Is it the first time that you are throwing a big scale party and feeling clueless about what to do and not to do while arranging? Arranging a party, particularly if you have no prior experience can be a big challenge. Things often go worse if you have a huge work commitment. However, arranging an occasion without professional help is a good idea, especially when you need to do it in a very tight budget or if you want to explore your creativity. Also, it might not be as stressful as it appears to be, provided you chalk you a checklist well in advance, and adhere to it strictly. Here's a guideline on what should be in your checklist when the party is to be held.
#1: Get Down The Basics
This is the very first thing that you should do while planning a party. For example, think about who is the event for? Is it a business party, or simply a friends and/or family get together? Next, consider what might be the reason of the party. Is it to commemorate a special occasion, or just a birthday bash? Decide on the date and venue of the party. After that, decide on the number of people that you will be inviting. Finish by deciding on what type of party it is going to be. It can be anything from a sit-down meal, lunch, brunch, dinner, buffet, dessert or hors d’oeuvres.
#2: Get Into Actual Planning
The following is a planning checklist, which will aid you to go through further details.
- Prepare invitation format.
- Start sending the invitations in any mode (that is, e-mail, mail and over phone), which you find is most convenient.
- Plan on the menu, as well as on the beverages.
- Make your party shopping list. This will include everything from the decorations, foods and paper stuffs.
- Plan the schedule on cooking. This means, decide on what you can make ahead, as well as frozen on the day before the party and what needs to be cooked on the day of the party.
- List the equipments that you will need (such as chairs and tables on rent).
- Plan on your room layout, as well as on the music and lightening.
- Determine if you will need to arrange for some amusements, especially if you are inviting kids or throwing a children-theme adult party.
- You might also want to prepare or buy decorations, such as a centerpiece.
- Check if you have the necessary platters or serving pieces or whether you will need to hire them.
#3: Shopping List: What To Include
The following is a generalized shopping list that you might want to fine-tune as per your convenience.
- 9" plates to keep foods
- 7" plates to keep desserts
- Napkins (both for foods and beverage)
- Paper towels- you might need lots of them
- Noise Makers (especially while arranging a party for children, friends and family)
- Candles, Balloons, Party Hats (a must for children)
- All items necessary to prepare the meals
- Soft drinks and ice cream
- Juice boxes
- Decorative like steamers, curling ribbons, door sign, personalized banners or table ensemble.
- Take home treats
- Table covers and skirting
- Toilet papers
- Chocolates for adults
- Thank you notes
#3: While The Party Is On
To make your guests feel as comfortable as possible, pre-arrange for the following:
- Coat racks or a separate room to keep the coats
- Somewhere to keep the umbrellas and boots
- Ice, ice tongs, ice buckets
- Napkins (2 pieces per guest)
- Bar garnishes, such as olive, lime and lemon
- Chilled wine, beer and soda
- Wine / bottle opener
- Assortment of tea bags and coffee
- Garbage bags
- Everything that you have arranged for
You can see that arranging a party on your own is not a mission impossible, provided you know the right way to do it.
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