Stress Free Party Planning For The Creatively Challenged

Party Invitation Details: You can either handwrite your information or print it on the computer on a label. Labels are easy to use and format, then you simply peel and stick onto the invitation. It also gives you a chance to review the details before posting them.

The first thing to do is to sit down with the bride and discuss the guest list. Decide on who she wants to attend the event. Usually it is only for family and close friends, and be sure not to forget to invite those from the groom’s side as well. The guest list could be as small as even four people to a suggested maximum of 20. You do not want to invite too many people as it could take away the intimacy.

The above situations outline what is not being a good host or hostess for the party. In the below section, we will look at the elements that make a good host (or hostess for that matter).

First, don’t panic. That little girl is already tense and nervous about her party. She’s probably crying right now watching those balloons and streamers getting soaked. Dry her tears and tell you that this is just fine because now you can have your ‘super-dooper surprise party’ that you had saved to surprise her. Call the neighbor or grandma and tell them to take the birthday princess out for an ice cream cone. Meanwhile, you gather all hands on deck for an emergency party planning marathon. Here are 12 party games and activities the little party goers will love.

A Request for Proposal (RFP) can be overwhelming in event planning, especially when it comes to renting audio visual equipment. Listed below, are five key guidelines 5 Keys to a More Effective RFP to include in your next RFP, which have been gathered from the Convention Industry Council (CIC) and Accepted Practices Exchange (APEX) Best Practices guide.

For the busy organizer, printing free invitation templates might be the best option. These free templates can be found in party sites and there are probably hundreds of them. Some of these are PartyCat, Gatsby and Paper Alchemy; just to name a few. You can either print the free materials or copy them and incorporate them into your personally-made designs. Sources are unlimited, but choosing the best one is another matter.

Lists!, lists!, lists! I can’t stress this enough. If you keep an up to date list the chances of anything being forgotten or going wrong are greatly reduced. Anytime I have an event or even just trying to accomplish a goal I create a to do list. If something doesn’t get accomplished I roll it over to the next day. When planning an event it helps to not forget things like carded place holders for tables or napkins.

4) Guest List. You need to decide whom you are going to invite to the event. Get a list from the mother-to-be of all the people she wants to include at her shower. Typically baby showers are a “girls only” event, but some women may prefer to include men as well. Another aspect to decide is if you are going to ‘allow’ children. Of course, new babies will have to come, but some mum’s prefer to leave toddlers and the older children at home or with a sitter so it is best if there is an agreement all round on this.

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