Saturday, October 5, 2013
PPP Day 5: The List
1. Decorations (always at the top, because it is my favorite part!)
If this is the first party you have spent time planning, I would keep everything simple. I would break down the categories by what I need to do.
Decorations:You can make some substitutions and lots of additions, but these are the things I have for almost every party.
-a centerpiece for the table
-something to hang from the ceiling or if its too high, something else to hang on a wall
-a Scripture (I type these in Word and print them and frame them-usually in a frame from the Dollar Tree)
-a cake or cupcakes
-another sweet item (Maybe cookies, brownies or something fruity like lemon bars, depending on what kind of cake we are having)
-a savory item, you don't want the guests to all suffer from crashing blood sugar levels! (Since I prefer not to cook, this is often a tray of cheese, crackers and perhaps deli meat or summer sausage)
-something to drink
-This could be a craft or any type of party game. I would choose *one* but not both. We're keeping it simple, remember?
-A prize, or prizes, if we are playing a game
-This is usually a small take-home item. I would skip trying to make a bag with mixed items and choose one thing, perhaps some candy in a cellophane bag. I also sometimes mix it up and do something that is not food, I've done small individually potted plants, handmade necklaces, or a small theme-related toy from the party or dollar store. You can definitely skip this step if you need to, but I would choose to have either an activity or favors, I wouldn't eliminate both. Having at least one of these elements takes it to the next level.
Now that you have a list, you can begin to fill in the blanks. We will talk about how to do that soon!
This is Day 5 of "31 Days of Perfect Party Planning". See the rest of the days here.