day of the party:

  • gather serving pieces

  • ​set up the food table and bar

  • ​prepare the food

  • ​pick up ice

  • ​chill drinks

relax, smile, and have a blast!

one day prior to party:

  • ​put up decorations

  • ​gather the activities and games for the party

  • ​prepare food that can be refrigerated

  • ​purchase fresh meet and food

two days prior to party:

  • ​Create necessary space in the refrigerator

  • purchase perishable food except fresh meat and seafood

  • ​select music for the party

  • ​purchase extra garbage bags, foil, and plastic wrap- be sure to include recycling glass, aluminum, and plastic bottles in your plans

  • ​have music choices selected and ready

two to three weeks prior to party:

  • ​take inventory of all kitchen items, tableware, and party supplies that you already own and take notes of what you are missing

  • ​enlist party helpers

  • ​place rsvp guestlist and pen by your phone or computer

  • ​purchase games and game items

  • ​purchase decorations to go along with the theme of your party

​three to four weeks prior to party:

  • establish your party budget

  • ​create a guest list

  • ​pick a date, time, and location for your party

  • ​select a theme for your party

  • ​send out the invitations

  • ​decide on your menu and drinks

  • ​pick activities and games for your party

party checklist

​for a smooth party planning experience, the best thing to do is create a timeline and checklist with all your party basics outlined. planning ahead and being organized will allow you to enjoy your party and spend more time with your guests.

​one week prior to party:

  • ​do all heavy cleaning

  • ​purchase non-perishable food and drinks

  • ​purchase freezable food

  • ​call non-rsvp guests