The 2022 “Must Have” Holiday Party Supplies Checklist

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Hosting a holiday party doesn’t necessarily need to be perfect to be fun but if you want to make it a success without losing your sanity, you need to have a plan to make it work. And since you’ll be needing a lot of holiday party supplies, you need to have a place to store them. Thus, having custom closets or pantry in your Alpharetta home can be a definite life-saver!

Planning the Perfect Holiday Party: A Step-by-Step Guide

custom-closet-Alpharetta-AdultsStart with a theme. A traditional holiday theme still works but if you want to add more excitement, host a black tie event or a masquerade party so your guests can have fun wearing their best gowns and suits. On the flip side, you can have a winter informal theme so you don’t have to dress up and keep preparations to a minimum. Your guests can come in their leisurewear and still have lots of fun! There are numerous holiday party themes to choose from so do an online search and unleash your creativity.

Consider the budget. The budget dictates the number of guests, venue, menu, decorations, entertainment, and pretty much everything so determine how much you are going to spend during the planning phase.

Choose a venue. Are you hosting the party in your residence or are you renting a venue for the occasion?

Send invites. Plan your guest list and send invites at least three weeks before the party. Remember, the invitations help set the tone of the party so choose one that best fits the occasion.

Plan the menu. Are you having a full holiday dinner or serving cookies and cocktails? Whatever foods you are serving, try to make it fun! Printing menu cards is also a great idea to let your guests know what they’re eating.

Plan for entertainment. A party wouldn’t be much fun without entertainment so plan if you will be having a live band, karaoke, photo booth, and other entertainment options. Music creates the perfect ambiance so create a holiday-inspired playlist for the occasion. Additionally, you may line up games and fun activities to keep guests entertained.

Hire professional help. However, if the budget is tight, consider hiring a high school student to serve food and drinks during the party and for pre- or post-party cleaning to lessen your workload. You deserve to have some fun after all that planning and preparation!

“Must Have” Holiday Party Supplies Checklist

  • custom-closet-Alphreatta-inviteParty invites.
  • Decorations including accent lighting, string lights, ornaments, wreaths, garlands, candles, etc. that go with the chosen theme.
  • Table decorations including table cloth, runners, placemats, and centerpieces.
  • Snacks and refreshments including finger foods (cookies, crackers and cheese balls, pies and pastries, fondues), soup, salad, and/or sandwich buffet, alcoholic and non-alcoholic cocktails, coffee and tea.
  • Serving pieces including trays, risers, cake stands, cupcake displays, cookie platters, candy dishes, drink dispensers, beverage tubs, and ice buckets.
  • Place settings including plates, cups, silverware, napkins, straws, and stirrers.
  • Printable signs including welcome signs, menu cards,  party favor tags, and thank you cards.
  • Game props and prizes.
  • Clean-up station essentials including a box of salt, club soda, red wine stain remover, and rags.
  • Party favors.
  • Dishwashing soap and garbage bags for cleaning up after the party.

Considering the list of things that you need to prepare when hosting a holiday party, it’s easy to see why having a custom-designed pantry or custom closets in your Alpharetta home is a must, right?

Additional Tips:
  • Start with your party preparations, no later than three weeks before the date.
  • Make, buy, or borrow decorations and choose recyclable materials whenever possible.
  • Prepare the linens, platters, and eating utensils two weeks prior. You should also start grocery shopping and cook foods that can be made ahead and frozen during this time.
  • When hosting the party in your residence, clean up the house, arrange the furniture, and store items that can be broken at least a week before the date.
  • Stock the bar a week before the party.
  • Don’t forget to notify the neighbors that you’re having a party at least three days before the date so they know what to expect.
  • Don’t wait until the last minute to finish your grocery shopping. The ingredients for the party foods and the needed party supplies should be completed three days before the party.

 

Alpharetta, Get Holiday Ready with Custom Closets From Quality Closet Connection

You may need to prepare a lot of things when organizing the perfect holiday party but it shouldn’t create a terrible mess, especially if you have custom closets or pantry in your Alpharetta home. If you don’t have one yet, we can provide the perfect solution for your storage and organizational needs.

At Quality Closet Connection, we can create the perfect pantry and storage spaces that will allow you to live a more organized and enjoy a clutter-free lifestyle. Call us at 770-710-6008 or send us an email at walter@qualityclosetconnection.com for more information on how we can help you make this possible.