The Part y Planner
Part y Planner
8 1 ⁄2 x 11 inches
38 Pages Plus 13
Pocketed Tab Pages
15 Color Photographs
kimberly schlegel whitman
Entertaining outside the home
Style & THeme
Party Phone Book
Countdown to the DoorBell
Budget & Location
Seating Your Guests
Flowers & Table settings
Attire & favors
It’s Party Time! &
Countdown to the Doorbell
1 to 2 Weeks Ahead ______/______
c Contact guests who have not replied.
c Prepare checks or payment for vendors that require
payment on the day of the event.
c Shop for non-perishable items.
c Confirm the music selections or other entertainment
with the entertainer. If you are making your own
playlist, give your music a test run.
The Week Before ______/______
c Give the caterer the final count.
c Lay out your own clothes and make sure they are
clean and pressed.
c Prepare your party favors.
c Clean out your coat closet to make room for your
c Ensure your napkins and table linens are pressed,
and wash your serving pieces.
c Start setting the table.
c Purchase the wine and spirits.
c Write out your place cards and begin to arrange
your seating chart.
The Day Before ______/______
c Shop for the rest of your list.
c Purchase and arrange flowers or have them delivered.
c Place candles and decor around your home or venue.
c Get a manicure, pedicure or other favorite beauty
The Day of ______/______
c Queue the music.
c Put the finishing touches on your decor.
c Prepare your meal or work with your caterer to
organize the service.
Someone has to do the dirty work!
It should be you—not your guests—
so make sure you have extra garbage bags,
toilet paper and tissues on hand
at your home or venue.
Take a relaxing bath and get
dressed early so that you will have
a few extra minutes to sit and relax
before your guests arrive.