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Holiday party planning checklist

Kristin Bustamante is a writer and editor who loves her craft. When she's not hunkered down at her computer, she's playing with her family, enjoying the outdoors or experimenting in the kitchen.

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'Tis the season for holiday parties. Making a pre-party checklist guarantees that you'll be organized enough to relax and enjoy the festivities. Get ready to throw the perfect holiday party by filling out the free printable party checklist below.

First things first

  1. Set a date.
  2. Determine the budget and guest list.
  3. Send the invitations.
  4. Start your to-do list using the printable below. List everything from stocking the bar and planning the menu to cleaning and decorating the house. Organize your list by dates leading up to the event, and look for time-saving steps like prepping dishes and setting the table a day or two before the party and cueing up your music the morning of the party.
  5. It's party time! Dress up and simply enjoy your party with your guests.


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