When I host a party, I also make lists. To stay organized, so I'm always writing lists out to make sure nothing gets missed. While browsing Martha Stewart's site I notices she has a All Occasion event planning checklist. This would be helpful for any time of occasion. Especially with the Holidays here before we know it, this will come in handy!
To download the printable checklist, click here.
Some tips for planning parties that I've learned is:
Get a head count. Make sure you have an RSVP response on your invitation. Also call or email as the date gets closer if you haven't heard from some guests yet. It's better to have the correct number and easier to coordinate your party.
Map out your party. Get and idea and schedule that you'd like for the day. It doesn't have to go exactly to plan, but it's best to have an idea.
Craft from 1-:30pm
Food & Cake 1:30-2pm
Favor pass out/thank yous 2:30-3pm
Relax and enjoy the party. It's very easy let the party get the best of you if something goes wrong. Relax, go with the flow and enjoy the occasion.
Happy Party Planning!