Planning a Party
The process of planning a party takes a lot of time and focus to get every detail covered. First of all, you must decide where you will have the party, maybe a club house or your own home. When you have that decided then there are several other steps you must take in order for your party to be successful.
You have decided on a location, and now it is time to make a list of the people who will be attending. Make a list of everyone you want to attend and do not forget their family members who may come with them. You may want to allow everyone to bring a friend if they are single, or you suspect they will come alone. Fill out your invitations and get them in the mail at least two weeks before your event. Now you are ready to get down to the details of the party.
It is always a good idea to get with someone close to you to get advice on how you will decorate; what kind of food; and what games, etc. Be aware that sometimes the advice you get may not be what you want to hear, so you might want to warn the person up front that you are just getting advice, and that you may or may not use it. I have found when planning a party, people I seek advice from often get the idea they are taking over which can lead to big problems. It is always better to be very clear up front that you are only asking for advice, and not for them to plan the party for you. Making a list for food, decorations, and games is going to be the most frustrating part of the party planning because this will make or break your party. Keep in mind that you may not want to have so much food that you have a lot of waste. If you are planning to fill everyone up then it is a good idea to use foods that are filling, like starches. You may want to have a sit down dinner or just hors d'oeuvre; whatever you decide try to plan so you do not have a lot of waste. R.S.V.P is very important for this area of the party, so try to emphasize this in your invitations.
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