Wednesday, 30 September 2015

Party Checklist!

A few weeks beforehand:

  • Set a date and time for the party.
  • Decide on a theme (Character/colour etc)
  • Set yourself a budget, these things can escalate quickly!
  • Decide on a venue and book if necessary!
  • Purchase non perishable cupboard food (sweets, crisps, drinks)
  • Compile an guest list.
  • Start purchasing party decorations based on your theme.
  • Will your require any services? -Entertainers? Cake maker? If so, book in advance!

Two/ Three weeks beforehand:
  • Send/email out the invitations, give your guests time to free up time.
  • Buy party bag supplies or order if necessary.
  • Decide on a menu- Keep it simple! Kids love simple finger food. Is there any of your guests who require specific dietary requirements? (Vegeterian, nut allergy) 
  •  Write a food shopping list.
  • If you're hosting the party in your own home, check you have adequate table wear and buy/borrow if need be.

Days beforehand:
  • Charge camera batteries/free up memory on your phone.
  • Confirm with your guests if they are definitely attending.
  • Make up party bags and store away.
  • Purchase fresh/chilled food.

Day before: 
  • Bake cupcakes/cake and store in airtight containers or arrange to collect cake if it's being made professionally.
  • Prepare any food that can be stored in the fridge.
  • Put up any decorations that can be done before the party,
  • Thoroughly clean the house if your party is at home.
  • Do a safety check.. are all harmful chemicals/medicines out of reach?

On the day:
  • Do any last minute cooking/food prep.
  • blow up balloons/decorate the house/venue
  • Relax and enjoy!!


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