Going to have a party? Has already run off your feet? Afraid that at the last moment you will that you've forgotten something very important as it usually happens? Bought tons of food and different stuff, wasted lots of money but still feel that something's missing?
Sure you're party's going to fail? Let's see what we can do here.
No one has to panic anyone. Think calmly about what you and your guest will be doing during the whole evening from the moment they step through the till the moment they leave, try to all the thing everyone is going to need. Don't think about the costumes and decorations. Think first about the things that are really necessary.
The weak points of many parties are places to sit and tableware. Missing glasses, plates, cups, folks and knives can be a problem. Check your kitchen cupboard, count the guests mining the uninvited ones and than hit then supermarket if necessary.
Especially this refers to the cases when you are hosting a huge party. You may either nicely ask your guests to help you solve this problem. A set of glasses is a very traditional gift of course but this doesn't make it less useful.
Before you've started cooking think about where the tablecloth is. If it you take this question as an outrageous one then you're probably sure that the tablecloth lays whitened and ironed in that drawer. But if you aren't sure well then maybe it's time to purchase a new one to be sure. You have a luau party ' when exotic bird and palm leaves patterned tablecloth will suit just perfectly. If you aren't sure that you will buy a new one before your Christmas party maybe a classical white tablecloth.
Of course if you are planning some theme party and want everything to be of one style than you need everything new ' tablecloth, tableware, decorations, probably even carpets and lamp-shade. If you don't think you're ready for the total change of your apartment image but still want to host a theme party than think it all over and try to manage with some expressive detail. For example for a casino party a green cloths for the table, box of cigars, sets of playing cards, low lights will do just fine.
By the way buying all the exotic ingredients for a masterpiece of a culinary art don't forget about bread, salt and paper napkins.
Getting ready for the party you shouldn't be much worried about the dress or a special theme costume. These are the things you warn forget about. Think about the details ' they are always forgotten. You've just bought for your a few magnificent candlesticks you've fallen in love with the very first moment you saw them. Well, but have you bought the candles for them?
Nowadays there are a lot of shops selling party supplies, decorations, goods. You have an opportunity to purchase almost anything for any crazy theme parties. You are offered are great range of ribbons, balloons, fireworks, confetti, wallpapers, exotic masks and costumes, any type of decorations and so on, for every type of party there's a lot of 'exactly-what-you've-been-searching-for' stuff. But beyond all this funny and exciting fuss while planning don't forget about very prosaic party supplies without which a party won't be going so smooth as you would like it to.