The first party was amazing and a lot of work to prepare and set up but in the end, it was all worth it.
- We had too much food for the Saturday party; which is good and bad, because the string beans and baked beans were not touched, and I didn’t even get a chance to make the baked beans. We had a lot of food leftover and the good thing the guest were able to take a lot of food home. It’s always best to have more than enough food than to not have enough food. Leftovers are always amazing the next day or too 😉
- Plan much earlier, although it worked out, but I would send out invitations after at least one week earlier (2-3 weeks in advance); a lot of guests didn’t show up, but always remember only 70% of the people you invite will show up. However, you must prepare for the 100% showing up, I know confusing. It is better to have too much food than not enough food, but don’t over do it with the quantity.
- We did additional shopping on the day of the party, that’s a DEFINATE no, no! All you should the day of the party is preparing for the party (set up, cooking, decorating) to have to go and purchase items is just an added stress. If at all possible, cook any food item in advance, I had made our potato salad the day before.
- I am a party planner by trade and I love planning party and events, but this party wiped me out, Lol
However, we had a lot of fun at both parties; looking forward to the next event!