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‘Tis the season. More people entertain during the holiday season than at any other time in the year. Some people have the knack of planning events easily and calmly. Most of us don’t have that gift, though.
By following a set of guidelines, you can quickly and easily put together any sort of party (holiday or not) and be confident you haven’t forgotten anything.
Decide on the Type Of Party
You must know what sort of party you are going to throw. If it is an open house, cookie swap or Yule dinner, the type of party will dictate other areas of planning.
Determine the Location
Where you have the party will constrain how many guests and what sort of activity you will be able to have.
Determine the Number Guests
At this point, make out an initial guest list. You are trying to see how big the party is, and scale it back if necessary…before it is too late. If you live in a 600 square foot apartment, you are not going to be able to host a sit-down dinner for 30 at home. Slim it down if necessary.
Decide on the Food and Beverages
This will be dependent on the type of party and time of day. Order any food necessary, or make plans to make it (in a timely fashion!).
Decide on Other Supplies
If you need to borrow or rent items, arrange for this well in advance.
Send Your Invitations
Send out the invitations, and keep a running total of how many people are coming. This will allow you to adjust the food, beverages and supplies.
It’s not hard to throw a party as long as you cover the basic areas listed above. Obviously, there is more detail work involved, but by following the structure you will not forget anything major.
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