December 4 - 4 Tasks To Do Ahead
On December 1st we talked about the importance of a checklist to keep you on track and on budget for your party. Never underestimate the little things that have to get done on the day of a party so it's always best to get those tasks that can be done far in advance out of the way. They're simple things but can make a big difference in feeling organized!
Create your music playlist. Having the right music at the right time makes a big impact on the mood of the party. If you don't have the time or desire to create a specific list then at least download a few of the curated playlists in advance that apps like Spotify has created.
Clear out your hall closet! Instead of piling all your guests' coats on a spare bed take the time to clear out your hall closet or the spare bedroom closet. Don't forget to add extra hangers. In doing so you just might find a few hidden gems in the back of the closet that you have been searching for.
While you're in closet cleaning mode, dig out extra vases and keep them handy in a cupboard. When your guests bring you flowers it's always nice to be able to display them in a vase instead of plopping them in the kitchen sink soon to be forgotten because you don't have time to search for a vase!
Sort through any dishes, utensils, linens that you think you might need and give them a good wipe, clean or polish. I even go through the extra step of putting sticky notes on dishes so when it comes to the frenzied time of getting hot food into bowls I know what goes in which. Plus if you have a family member or friend helping out they don't need to ask you a thousand questions like "If I was a salad bowl where would I be?".
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