Saturday, June 15, 2013

The Organized Party!

We love to entertain in our home. The problem is that I have a tendency to take on way too much. I've heard whispers of "It kinda feels like Hell's Kitchen in here...." hours before the party begins. No bueno!

So I've learned that a well planned and organized event lessens the stress and makes for a more festive atmosphere for all.

Here are a few tips:

The day before unwrap plates, napkins, and place utensils in easy accessible containers for guests.

Fill gift and goodie bags up to two days before.

Decorate the night before. Many of the letters on the wall fell off during the night. The next morning I had ample time to reinforce them before the party.

This buffet was set up for the cake. Plates, napkins, and forks on deck so no one was left searching for items with sticky fingers from icing. Everything was ready to go before cake arrived.

Every item had a home. Bags of chips ready to fill the bowls.

Do as much prep work as you can beforehand. Watermelon can be sliced, placed on a platter, and stored in fridge. Guests can enjoy its refreshing goodness as soon as they walk in.

Set up tables and serving stations hours before guests arrive.

In the last few moments before your doorbell rings all that's left is to freshen your lipstick and smile before greeting your guests!

Enjoy Life Organized my friends and thank you for reading One Organized Mama!


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