Have a plan for where you’re going to hold your party. See my suggestions in the post in December, 2014 on party places not in your home.
Ask your son or daughter who they would like to invite and get them to write down their names. Don’t forget cousins and other relatives along with their school chums.
Call me and see if I’m available on the day you have in mind. You might also check with important guests and see if they’re available on that date as well.
Make a list of party supplies including: invitations, thank you notes, decorations, tablecloths, napkins, cake, ice cream and a sign for the party. Beside each item on your list put a possible source either on the internet or at stores in the area. Your goal is to be able to get everything you need in one day if you have to go out shopping. Send out the invitations when they arrive and order things on the internet well in advance.
Think about the food you’re going to serve. Keep it simple with finger foods like celery with peanut butter filling, carrots, popcorn balls, little sandwiches and the like. Drinks can be purchased in advance and chilled the day of the event. When you decide what you’re going to serve; make a grocery list.
Order the cake so it will be ready ahead of time. If you have room in your fridge get the cake early so you don’t have as many errands the day of the party.
The day before your party decorate the house and do any last minute shopping. Prepare the finger foods and clean the house and back yard. You should be ready for a great party the next day when all you have to do is ice down the drinks, bring out the food, and put the sign in the front yard. You won’t have to worry about me as I will have confirmed my appearance a few days before. Get your son or daughter to lend a hand, after all it’s really their day and they should be happy to pitch in! Good luck!
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