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Party Planning Tips, Tricks, and My Advice as a Control Freak

September 25, 2017 0 Comments

Party Planning

This past summer I was able to host my best friends bridal shower. My brain automatically went into party planning mode! Now, I am not sure if this was the best idea for me considering how much of a control freak I am! Both my mom and my sister were a little concerned that I had taken this on. To be honest I was a bit of a crazy person while trying to get everything ready because I feel like I need to do everything and not let anyone else help me. Well, that always backfires and I always end up as a mess.

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Party Planning Tips, Tricks, & Random Pieces of Advice as a Control Freak

  1. Start early – I didn’t think I would need to, but I was so glad I took the time a few days before the party to make sure all of my dishes were clean and set out. This meant I knew exactly what food went where and I could see the best flow for the entire room.
  2. Make lists – List everything! I started to make a very general list of the dishes I wanted to serve. Then a sub-list of all of the ingredients I needed to get for each thing. This also was how I did decor or general tasks. Started with a big picture item, then I broke it down into smaller tasks.party planning
  3. Over plan for food – Now I did this a little too much, but the more food the better! You don’t want to run out of food or alcohol!
  4. Don’t feel bad for asking for help – I was lucky enough to have an awesome friend who helped me set up along with my mom and sister, but if I hadn’t asked for help, I don’t think I would have been able to do it!
  5. Nobody is going to know if something isn’t perfect! – This is my biggest struggle! I want everything to be perfect and everything to run smoothly. However, life isn’t perfect so I don’t know how I expect a party to be perfect. It just won’t be but your guests won’t know if something isn’t right, because they don’t know how it was supposed to be anyways.
  6. Depending on the time of day, will decide if people are going to expect lunch or if they will just want snacks.
  7. Flowers are a great piece of decor – Flowers are great to add a little bit of color as well as a feminine element around the room.

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What are your party tips?

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