It’s that time of year when we need to stash away the beach gear and exchange the trendy sandals in for some fabulous fall fashions. It’s also the time of year when we decorate the home to welcome in a new season.
Fall is a fun time of year with all of the leaves changing colors and of course, it’s hard to ignore the kids’ growing excitement about Halloween. Whether you are about to dive in and plan that spooky Halloween party or even a festive Thanksgiving feast, it’s important to stay organized throughout the party planning process so that no detail goes unnoticed.
Here are three organizational tips that will ensure your party goes off without a hitch:
1. Start planning the party at least four week out. Don’t wait until a week before the event to begin planning the party. Especially if your party requires a special guest or other services, you need to book these guests and services at least one month in advance. Also, by giving yourself ample time to think about all of the necessary arrangements that need to be made for the party, having the extra time will reduce any added stress that sometimes party planning can bring.
2. Invest in a trendy storage box. Staying organized is the key to planning a successful party. Purchase a storage box that will keep all of the important phone numbers, business cards and other party planning information in one designated area. This way, when you are ready to order the cake or send out invites, all of the information you need is waiting for you in the storage box.
For less than $15 you can snag this trendy storage box online from Target by JJ Cole:
Also from Target, you can grab this box with a lid in a fun color for less than $10:
3. Save all business information. When you plan a party, you shouldn’t have to reinvent the wheel. Keep a collection of contact information for businesses and services that you would recommend to a friend or use again for yourself in the future. If you used a fabulous caterer or love a specific stationary store, keep the information in one designated space (such as that trendy storage box) so everything will be there when you plan that next fun event.
So have fun getting organized and shop for a trendy storage box to help you plan that next party!
Heather Reinhard is the Founder & Editor of Theta Mom®, a successful leading parenting blog that began in 2009. Heather is considered an influential blogger with a very loyal following, creating her own mom blogging community and platform dedicated to supporting women in business which was named in Entrepreneur magazine as a Top Social Media Site for Mompreneurs. Heather is also the CEO of her own company Theta Mom® Media, LLC. As an entrepreneur herself, Heather is viewed as an inspiring role model to those working in digital media, as she has turned her personal site into an online brand. Heather is a married mother of two children and resides at the Jersey Shore.
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