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Birthday celebrations, cocktails, and more

Event Countdown

4 weeks ahead

  • Choose the type of party you would like to host
  • Set the date and time
  • Prepare your guest list
  • Establish a budget
  • Hire a caterer if you are not doing the food yourself

3 weeks ahead

  • Invite guests
  • Choose a menu
  • Order any party rental equipment
  • Create a timeline for preparing your menu
  • Prepare any items that can be frozen
  • Decide on décor and music
  • Hire a bartender if desired

1-2 weeks ahead

  • Purchase non perishable food and drink items for you party
  • Call or email guests that have not RSVP’d to see if they plan to attend
  • Prepare recipes that will keep well up to 1 week

2 days ahead

  • Place any frozen items in the fridge to defrost overnight
  • Make sure your camera is ready for use if you will be taking photos

1 day ahead

  • Purchase any perishables such as salad greens, seafood etc.
  • Refrigerate drinks
  • Decorate and arrange your house
  • Pick up fresh flowers
  • Prepare any food that can be made ahead and refrigerated

4-7 hours ahead

  • Set up bar (if it cannot be done 1 day ahead)
  • Place fresh flowers
  • Prepare remaining food
  • Chill wine and any other remaining beverages

1 hour ahead

  • Get dressed but wear an apron for final preparations
  • Finish preparing food

30 minutes ahead

  • Set out food that can remain at room temperature
  • Light candles and start the music