When it comes to party planning a party planning checklist is one of the greatest finds.
We hear about it all the time. There have been countless (and I mean countless) blogs written about “it”. And in this scenario, the “it” is organization. The word on the street is when planning a party you can never be too organized. And I couldn’t agree more.
As the thoughts of party planning creep into our minds, we all seem to get bogged down with the what’s and how’s of it all. So before we even are clear on what direction our party planning will take us, we start stressing out. Not good! Especially this time of year when there are more holiday parties then we can count. Again, not good!
So sit back and take a minute. Yes there’s a great deal to be accomplished and yes, it can be very overwhelming, before the actual party planning even starts. But there’s no reason to freak out because there are a lot of resources out there to make party planning a breeze.
Party Planning Checklist – And the Secret to Party Planning
Everyone has arrived, drinks in hand and the party has started. Decorations are up, food is plentiful and delicious. The entertainment is happening and everyone is having a terrific time. With the exception of one, YOU! Of course someone has to pour drinks, manage food, serve and clear and ensure the overall success of the soiree. But there is good news! With some organization and pre-planning your guests won’t be the only ones enjoying the party…so will you!
Organization is the answer to party planning and, as it turns out, the reason for the majority of most parties’ ultimate success. When getting started there are some crucial party planning questions you should ask yourself; what’s the budget? When is the date of the party? Where will the party be held? How many guests will be invited? What kind of party do I want it to be? By asking and answering these questions, you’re on your way to planning the party you want.
Party Planning Checklist – Don’t Leave Home Without It!
One of my favorite planning resources that I wouldn’t consider throwing a party without is a party planning checklist. Or as I like to call it “my savior”. A party planning checklist can include everything from the guest list to invitations to food and beverages to decor. It will help you plan a stress free party. Not only will a checklist help you get started and keep you organized, it will help you stay sane, assisting you in keeping control and staying on track of all things party. And most importantly, it will allow you to enjoy the fruits of your own labor and actually have fun at your own party.
Party planning checklists can easily be downloaded from so many different websites or you can simply create one of your own. It really just depends on the scope of your party. Instead of recreating the wheel, some find it more useful and efficient to download a tried and true checklist, one that has been designed by someone in the know and has been successfully used. By creating one yourself you will ensure that all the specific information you require including timing, budgets, present and future tasks that must be accomplished, will all be there. Plus you will easily be able to remove and add certain line items whenever needed. Either way, a party planning checklist will be just the tool you will find you can’t plan without!
It’s not hard to have a successful party, it just takes some enthusiasm, creativity and a great checklist. A party planning checklist will function as a hands-on manual for all your party planning needs. It will help you to be extra organized from start to finish and ensure you spend more time enjoying the party and less time planning it.