Remove any personal items from you medicine cabinet in case you have a guest that needs an aspirin or antacid and looks inside your medicine cabinet. They maybe close friends, but you might not want to share all the details of your private life.
Let’s look at the numbers. Only June 25th, Christmas is exactly six months away. Take those twenty-four weeks and divide by the number of presents you need or want to buy.
You have to plan an agenda on the work to be done and you should split the tasks between everyone to get things done. Everyone should be given some work so that everyone is doing some job or the other. Proper guidelines should be set so that everyone can follow it and get things done properly without errors. This will help in faster and more efficient process of the work.
Saying that, there really isn’t any way around catering a corporate event. I can just see the office staff trying to prepare a BBQ cookoff, or a gourmet meal for hundreds of their colleagues. This is just unrealistic. The best advice I can offer for this situation is, get three catering quotes and compare them. You’ll soon understand which catering service is offering you the best catering.
Do Something Social – Sometimes we get in a terrible rut. Day after day – to work to home then back again. One way to refresh your event planning is to have some rich social contact. Do something different with your family or friends. While you’re out, ask them what they think. Remember, two (or more) heads are usually better than one. Use social time to make your companions a sounding board for your old event ideas. They may be able to help you improve what you thought was a bad idea with a new pair of eyes. Keep an open mind when they offer suggestions – you’re not the only one around with event planning skills.
Get as much of your food and decoration shopping done ahead of time as you can. Plan your menu out ahead of time and buy the necessary ingredients so you will have them on hand that day.
The best way to begin with your cocktail party planning is by creating a checklist. This will be used to list everyone you invite, everything you need, purchase and budget constraints. By creating a checklist you will be taking the first major step in having a successful party.
Tell your guests to arrive 45 minutes to 1 hour before the guest of honor. Don’t cut it so close that it chances that your honoree will run into guests who may be a bit late outside the venue. In fact be sure your guests are advised that if they must come late to the party, they must wait to arrive at least 30 minutes after the surprise hour to avoid tipping off your honoree. Also, make sure guests park out of sight. You may need to make special arrangements for nearby parking where vehicles that would be recognized by your honoree will not be seen.