May 29, 2009, Newsletter Issue #242: Party Planning Checklists

Tip of the Week

Party Checklist:

3 weeks prior to party
Select occasion for party
Select theme and staging
Create guest list
Send invitations
Date of party
Time
Place
Plan and select decorations
Begin collecting materials and creating props
Prepare menu and grocery list
Select and hire caterer/serving help (if needed)

A few days before the party:
Call any guests hwo have not responded
Buy groceries and beverages
Prepare and freeze/refrigerate food items that can be made in advance

One day before:
Clean party facility
Set up and arrange party room
Get out serving pieces
Decorate party room

Day of party
Set up appetizers
Set up food

--Taken in part from The Best Party Book by Penny Warner

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