Summertime is the perfect season to host outdoor parties and BBQ’s.
Throwing a party is not difficult but planning a party that will impress your guests is not that easy. Wouldn’t it be fantastic to throw a party that keeps everyone talking even after years to come?
With a small bit of pre-planning, your parties can be organized, fun and easy with a minimal amount of stress.
So here are a few organizing tips to get ready for a fun party.
1. Decide what type of party makes the most sense for you and your budget. For instance, will you provide all food and beverages or do you want to ask guests to participate?
The easiest party to organize quickly is to host a potluck where you ask each guest to bring a dish to add to the table.
Or, if you have the menu planned and don’t mind cooking or catering the food, you could also ask your guests to bring their favorite beverage.
If you need to save time or money, both of these strategies will help!
2. Another important consideration is your venue. Is this a backyard party or will you host it off-site in a park or another setting?
Whatever location you choose you will need sufficient tables and chairs as well as a toilet facility close by.
If you choose a park, you can ask your guests to bring their own lawn chairs or picnic blankets.
You will need to make sure that you have a fold-up table to hold the food if there isn’t one on site. If you are using a park table, make sure to bring along a tablecloth to cover the surface.
Having the party in your backyard, makes it much easier to supply all of the food, beverages and utensils.
Speaking of utensils, plastic ware saves time during cleanup but does have an adverse impact on the environment. Consider using bamboo flatware.If you want to learn more, click here.
3. Double check your guest list for food restrictions. Is anyone on your list on a restricted diet? If you have vegetarians or gluten-free guests, make sure to provide those options when planning your menu or at least discuss what they need before you finalize your menu.
One of my friends has such a limited list of acceptable foods that she can eat, she simply brings her own food to our parties. Whatever happens with your guest list, make sure to find out in advance of there are any allergies or food concerns that you should be aware of.
The process for creating memorable, stress-free parties gets easier as you develop your own party-hosting style. The main reason we have parties is to have fun with friends and family so ‘ stress too much. Plan a little in advance and you are on your way!
For more great tips about planning your outdoor party, click here.
Thinking about having a big shindig this summer? This week I will offer a few ways that you can go green and reduce the impact of your party:
1. Send out email invitations instead of snail mailing invitations. Emailing your invitation not only reduces your paper consumption, it saves you time!
2. Another advantage is that once all of your guests emails are in Evite, they are saved and you can easily send them more invites for future events.
Check out Evite.com to sign up for a free membership and have fun creating a gorgeous invitation for your next soire!
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(prREACH) January 11, 2014 — addSpace to Your Life! a professional organizing and image consultancy has been selected for the 2013 Best of Encinitas Award in Professional Organizers category by the Encinitas Award Program. Each year, the Encinitas Award Program identifies companies that they believe have achieved exceptional marketing success in their local community and business category.
These are local companies that enhance the positive image of small business through service to their customers and their community. These exceptional companies help make the Encinitas area a great place to live, work and play. The Best of Encinitas Award Program was created to honor and generate public recognition of the achievements and positive contributions of businesses and organizations in and around Encinitas. Their mission is to raise the profile of exemplary companies and entrepreneurs among the press, the business community, and the general public. Various sources of information were gathered and analyzed to choose the winners in each category.
The 2013 Encinitas Award Program focuses on quality, not quantity. Winners are determined based on the information gathered both internally by the Encinitas Award Program and data provided by third parties.
About Award Winner Kathi Burns:
addSpace To Your Life! is a top San Diego, CA professional organizer on FindMyOrganizer.com!
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This Friday September 6, 2013, you will have the chance to help poor people and get rid of your old eyeglasses, sunglasses, reading glasses and children’s glasses.
Simply gather them up and leave them in a sandwich-size plastic bag for your mail carrier, who will collect and deliver them to the Lions Club Recycle for Sight drive, organized locally by Alice Tana of the San Diego Lions Clubs.
Caroline Dipping reported in the U-T that “Lions Club volunteers will sterilize and calibrate the glasses and distribute them to adults and children at special events and at clinics in low-income areas locally. Some of the glasses will also be sent to Lions Clubs in Vallejo and around the world.”
Did you know that clearing the clutter in your home will eliminate 42% housework?
Learn how to get your home in order and organized on February 19, 2013 during this free one hour seminar:
From Chaos to Serenity ~ Add Space To Your Home and Transform Your Life!
San Marcos Library February 19, 2013 6:00 – 7:30 pm
2 Civic Center Drive San Marcos, CA 92069
This seminar will teach you:
● Why adding space to your home and life helps you reach your dreams faster
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Questions? Call the library at 760.891.3000 or Kathi at addSpace To Your Life! 760.436.4266
Need tips to get your receipts and papers ready for the tax time? Tune into San Diego’s KUSI tomorrow March 1st during the 9-10 hour and I will show you a few tips to help you organize and tackle your paperwork just in time for Uncle Sam!