Having friends over or having a party, is often fun, but the additional work is often time consuming, especially if we are not used to having parties regularly.
Here are a few things to remember, while having a party.
Wash the crockery in advance: If we know in advance that we are going to have a party on a particular day, washing the crockery and arranging for the silverware and getting it washed is a good idea to keep it ready a day before. Also getting the glassware and casseroles washed a day in advance is a good way to save time on the day of the party.
Get groceries a day in advance: Planning the menu a couple days in advance is a good to keep things ready-this helps us plan the grocery shopping. Getting the groceries in advance saves time, as we always have a lot to do on the day of the party.
Arranging for music: Arranging for some good music, and keeping some interesting party songs handy in advance also is a good way to arrange for music, finding things during the party is often very time consuming-this helps us save a lot of time looking for things during the party.
Disposable party ware: Always having some disposable party ware, comes in handy, specially when having children or teenagers around as they enjoy drinking variety of juices and need to use multiple glasses or cups.
If having little children around: While inviting families with toddlers or little babies, arrange for an changing area in the bathroom, or having an old bed sheet around with some old newspapers or some disposable bags around is a good and convenient way to keep things organized. Adding a garbage bag to the dustbin in the bathroom helps solve unwanted trouble.
Put delicate items away: If having toddlers around, putting some delicate, figurines, or moving them in hard to reach areas is a good way to maintain and take care of these delicate items.
Plan games for the whole family: Planning, for games which the whole family can enjoy and participate keeps everyone involved and this way we can make sure everyone is having fun. If having babies around arranging for a few baby toys to keeps babies happy.
Be ready for spills: Spills are common in a party, arrange for things in advance, and keeping a few wash cloth or rags handy as these surely are very helpful while dealing with spills.
Keep a few tissue boxes around: Arranging for a couple of tissues boxes in some common and easy to reach areas like having one on the coffee table, one on the kitchen counter or in the bathroom comes in handy while wiping hands.
Having hand napkins around: Hand napkins come in very handy, with babies and little children. Sometimes elderly parents also like using a hand napkins to wipe their hands instead of using facial tissues at the party.
Arranging for water: Keeping a water jug and a couple of glasses along with the water jug in a convenient place saves time- this way people can fill their own glass of water.
Arranging for salt and pepper on the dinning table: Having some salt and pepper on the dinning table, helps people adjust the needs, and taste.