Parties are all about bringing people together and having fun. Even if you do not have experience with party planning you can throw a great party by using a planning checklist and an event timeline. Use your checklist and timeline as a direction tool for your planning decisions and your party will be one of the best ever.

Party Planning Checklist

Whether your party is for a personal or business event parties require the same event planning skills. Write everything down and follow one step at a time…

  • Location
  • Guest-list
  • Invitations
  • Decorations
  • Family or Friends to help
  • Food and Drinks
  • Entertainment
  • Seating – tables and chairs and head table

Whether you are making an 80th birthday party planning checklist or a causal office get-together keep your checklist handy as you begin the process of creating a fun-filled event for your loved ones or colleagues.

Long-Term Timeline vs. Day-of Timeline

This type of timeline is also essential to the event planning process, but a long-term timeline is just as mission-critical. In fact, a long-term timeline can actually benefit your day-of timeline because it set you up for success. It also leaves flexibility in your schedule. For instance, you can add in “buffer time” to deal with other issues as they come up, instead of rushing through essential tasks that you could have done earlier.

Creating a Party Timeline

  • 6 to 8 weeks or 6 months to a year before the event ( it depends on the type of event). Select a date, time, theme, guest list, caterers, and location for the party.
  • 4 to 6 Weeks Before the Party. Prepare invitations and mail to friends and family or business associates, or hand-deliver them to colleagues.
  • 2 to 3 Weeks Before the Party. Go shopping for decorations.

Relax Enjoy Your Event

Your planning should make the event non-stressful. Lots of food, lots of drink, and lots of ice and garnishes are key; it’s a bore to run out of anything. More is more fun. If you can’t afford a full bar, have red and white wines and a novelty cocktail. Do not get hung up on trying to do things right, and lose the point of a party, which is to have fun,

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