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Party Checklist

How to Make Sure that Nothing Slips Between the Cracks

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Your party is just a few days away. Are you ready? Have you forgotten anything? Is something about to slip through the cracks? Just use this checklist to make sure you've completed everything you needed to do before your guests arrive.

____ Extended invitations.

____ Confirmed guest list.

____ Planned complete menu.

____ Ordered all specialty/special order ingredients, e.g. meats, baked goods, breads, etc.

____ Hired any additional help you need for party including: caterer; servers; bartender.

____ Shopped for non-perishables.

____ Shopped for perishables.

____ Purchased beverages.

____ Purchased party goods.

____ Reviewed seating and confirmed adequate seating for all guests.

____ Rearranged furniture.

____ Prepared/purchased party decorations and centerpieces.

____ Decided on music playlist.

____ Cleaned and tidied all party rooms. List specific tasks here:

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____ Cleared coat closet for guests' outerwear.

____ Prepared party favors.

____ Cooked or purchased all dishes. List all dishes here:

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____ Prepared yourself for party.

Add any other tasks you need to accomplish:

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