planning will ensure the success of every party! Take note
of our Quick Checklist and don't leave everything to the last
1. Pick a Date and Time
2. Make a Guest List
3. Decide on a
4. Buy, Address and Send Invitations
5. Plan the Food
6. Plan for
7. Plan the Music
8. Plan and Buy Decorations
9. Cleaning Up
10. Most important...
If you drink, then
drive, you're an idiot!
Last Minute - keep reading...
Items you will forget!
Linens Cloths (to floor?) Napkins, Colours
Toilet paper (loads)
What happens if it rains?
Photographer Videographer Camera
Candles (candle lighting, other)
Gift Table > Information Table
Hotel Reservations (Non Locals)
Maps (to/from airport; other locations)
Welcome Sign, Entrance Piece At Door
Buffets - Decor Signage
Directional Signage (toilets)
Music - Entertainment DJ Band Backdrop
Roasts and Toasts Audio/Visual Needs Speeches
More things to consider!
Whether you hire a band, a DJ, or
simply spin your own CD collection, music keeps the party
your party is being held in a non-smoking household try to make
accommodations for smokers, like a room with a fan blowing. If
you do not have a place for smokers let them know in advance
that the party is held in a non-smoking household.
Creative lighting will contribute much to the atmosphere. Try
replacing some bulbs with coloured lamps or low wattage bulbs.
to make provisions for parking in advance. If you will be
allowing guests to park on the lawn or in the back yard, let
them know in your invitation. Ask your neighbours about parking
options or warn them that guests will be parking on the street.
Consider removing all the chairs from the party area. This will
create more room for people to mingle
scented candle in the bathroom is a nice touch. Extra rolls of
toilet tissue in easy view.
Accidents and Spills
Accidents are part of life. Don't let an accident or spill ruin
the party. Have some spot remover on hand just in case.
always a good idea to bring a small gift to a party even if the
host or hostess instructs you not to in the invitation. Bring
along a bottle of wine, some flowers or chocolates to show your
Coffee & Snacks
can never have too much food at a party. Be sure to have plenty
of hot coffee and snacks on hand for late in the evening.
Party hearty and have fun!