6 Tips for Organizing Stress-free Get-togethers

Throwing parties is a fun thing to do. You get the opportunity to give people a tour of your place and treat them to some food and fun. It’s nice to be able to give people a chance to let down their hair and enjoy, really enjoy for a bit! However, planning these get-togethers can be really stressful, especially if you don’t have many people to help out. The weeks leading up to the party is often filled with sleepless nights and lots of nail biting. But, fret no more my dearies, for here are a couple to tips to help you make these weeks stress-free and more relaxing! Follow these pointers to make party planning easier, quicker and simpler:
Organizing Stress-free Get-togethers
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List it Out
Pre-planning makes everything a million times easier and lists can help you pre-plan like a pro. So, create detailed lists, mentioning dates for sending invites, shopping, decoration and all other organizing activities. Create individual lists that highlight the names of invitees, party supplies that need to be bought, games that can be played, etc. Use old calendars for the same and hang them up in places that often meet the eyes. Another good idea is to create post-its of all last minute ideas that come to mind. Stick these up on your refrigerator and make it a habit to glance over these sticky notes regularly.

As hosts, we often think it wrong to ask guests to help out. We go to great lengths to see that we do all the serving and ushering by ourselves so that no one is inconvenienced. In reality, however, there is nothing wrong or inhospitable in asking some of the guests to help you out in certain tasks. It’ll actually make them feel included and good about the fact that they could assist the host in some way. So, delegate small tasks like serving starters around or helping you bring out the dishes to eager, enthusiastic guests.

SEE ALSO: Give Your Celebrations A Touch Of Love And Care

Go the Paper/Plastic Way
It’s nice to lay the table with elegant porcelain dinnerware and silver cutlery. However, cleaning up these dishes becomes a tiring process because of all the washing that needs to be done. Also, food prepared for get-togethers tends to be on the oiler, greasier side, making washing plates and utensils an even more tiring task. So, to make life and work easy, opt for plastic/thermocol plates, spoons and glasses. These can be easily disposed off in plastic garbage bags or can also be used for packing away leftovers if the guests desire to
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Just because you’re hosting a party it doesn’t mean that every dish offered needs to be prepared by you. If you’re short on time or unsure about a particular recipe, don’t hesitate to order these dishes from outside. It makes sense to keep a couple of take-away restaurant numbers handy. Still better, you can order food online. Yes, this new internet offering allows you to order your favourite dishes from your favourite restaurants online! This option comes as a life-saver to any host because it allows you to order different dishes from different restaurants at the same time and the best part is that you don’t have to stay hung-up on the phone while your guests are sitting around.

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Stack up on those Crunchies & Munchies
Appetizers are an integral part of any party. We invest a lot of time in preparing these entrees, frying, baking, grilling and roasting wherever required. However, in the bargain, we forget to stack up on our regular munchies, like salted peanuts, dry fruits and chips. Avoid doing this because when you encounter a couple of early birds, you can offer these snacks instead of depleting and spoiling the arrangement of your main starters. They also come in handy when you run short of starters or if you suddenly realize that one of the guests is vegetarian and there aren’t any vegetarian dishes on your entree list

SEE ALSO: How To Prepare To Host A Large Party At Your Home

E/Whatsapp invites:
Invitations are another party essential that people tend to stress over. After all, how are people to know they’ve been invited unless you personally hand over a well-decorated invite, right? Wrong! People don’t really expect you to do this anymore. E-invites have been making rounds in the party scene and seem to be the new way to go. All you need to do is design a pretty invite in paint and then send it across via email. The plus points about these invites are that they have absolutely no making and distributing charges. Also, they can be sent to multiple people in one go. You can also make animated cards using animation software. Another idea is to send these invites via Whatsapp. My cousin recently got engaged and used this medium to circulate a creative invite, and guess what, we loved it!

Well, these were some tried-and-tested steps to make the party planning process hassle-free and a lot less stressful. For more interesting articles on food and delicious recipes, check out this blog: Delivery Chef Blog.
Rizwan Ahmad
About the Author:

This article is contributed by Switch and posted by Rizwan Ahmad Author and founder of myfoodforu blog He is a blogger from India and he loves to share his thoughts by writing articles on  the different topics related to Food, lifestyle, family etc.

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