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Party Planning Checklist

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For those of you rushed off your feet, we’ve devised a party essentials check-list to help you on your way. Hooks ‘n’ hammers, ribbon ‘n’ wrapping – we’ve got it all written down so nothing is forgotten. Good luck with the planning!

Party Decoration Essentials

  • Balloons & helium (if using)
  • Curling ribbon for tying balloons
  • Scissors (general use)
  • Hammer & nails for attaching bunting or banners
  • Balloon weights for balloon arrangements
  • Sticky-tac (just in case)
  • Table confetti / gems / sweets for decoration
  • ‘Loo’ sign

Party Food & Drink Essentials

  • Plenty of napkins & hand-wipes for sticky fingers
  • Party food boxes / party plates / cutlery
  • Serving platters / cupcake stands for displaying buffet
  • Jugs, cups & straws (have extras for helpers)
  • Cocktail sticks or food skewers for kebabs
  • Birthday candles & matches
  • Cake plate & knife

Party Games Essentials

  • Music CDs or iPod (good for party atmosphere)
  • Props or equipment for party games
  • Wrapping paper or tissue paper for pass the parcel
  • Prizes for games (or bumper pack of sweeties)

Other Essential Bits & Bobs

  • Disposable camera / digital camera / video player
  • Rubbish bags (you’ll need plenty of these)
  • Party hats / party poppers / party blowers
  • Wine or soft drinks for grown-ups and helpers

Have any other suggestions or useful tips chat below on our blog? We’d love to hear from you! Don’t forget that you can find all your party essentials from Party Pieces & choose next-day delivery for speedy parcels.

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