The garnishes can be prepped ahead of time and kept in the refrigerator. The drinks you serve will determine what garnishes you need. I always prep limes, oranges, cherries, pineapples, cocktail onions and olives.
Like all other regular party planning, you have to start on determining your budget. You have to consider your guest list in deciding how much you may need for the whole preparation. It is up to you on what kind of budgeting you will do, but make sure that it will accommodate everyone. This includes the food, the location, the rentals, the decorations and other necessities for the party.
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When deciding who to invite, take into account the size of your place and the fact that some guests will probably bring a friend or two without asking you. Do all your inviting at once so no one feels like they were an afterthought.
Another spoiler can be other siblings. It’s important to let them spend some time with the “big girls,” but those same big girls need time to themselves. After all, it’s their party. Planning something to keep the little ones happy will be much appreciated by your older daughter. You can make it something you enjoy, too, like a movie.
One word of wisdom, hand these small gifts out at the End of the party so you can use them as leverage should you encounter other behavioral issues later on.
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Allow down time. Most of us get overwhelmed with the flurry of activities that get crammed into December’s schedule. Accept invitations that you know you will enjoy, and say ‘no’ to the rest. You don’t need to make an appearance at every cocktail party or family event. Instead, take a nap. Get a massage. Collect a stack of books for a lazy evening at home. And get plenty of sleep. Physical exhaustion will limit your enjoyment.