Create a Party Box for Birthday Parties and Other Celebrations

You can minimize your workload in planning a party by making a party box.  The secret to an easy, successful party is to have the supplies ready ahead of time.  Start with a basic party box.  Your box should be a large clear plastic containers with a lid.  Label your container ‘Party Box.’  Include the following supplies:

  • Decorative tablecloths, napkins, plates, and cups.
  • Balloons in various sizes and colors.
  • Crepe paper in basic primary colors, several pastels, and white.
  • Small Birthday candles and large decorative candles in various colors.  Make sure you store these in a cool environment to prevent them from melting.
  • Party banners and flags.
  • Invitations either computer-ready or to be hand written.
  • Confetti to decorate the counters and table.
  • Centerpieces
  • Party hats and horns.
  • Door prizes and party favors. (Party favors are not limited to children’s parties only).
  • Music CD’s
  • Name tags
  • String, masking tape, scotch tape, glue, and scissors.

As you create your party box determine the kinds of parties you would be giving.  Whenever you are shopping, look for great ideas and good sales on supplies you can buy  for your party box.  A sachet for the dresser drawer would be an
appropriate party favor for the guests at a wedding shower.  Kids parties are easy because children enjoy little trinkets.  Decorative pencils and stickers are also popular with kids.  The idea is to have items ahead of time before the party is scheduled.  This will lighten your load if you have most of the non-perishable items already bought.  You will simply need to invite the guests, prepare snacks, and clean your home.

Many parties involve gift giving.  Make a smaller box and label it ‘Gift Wrapping.’  This box should contain an
assortment of the following supplies: wrapping paper, tissue paper, decorative gift bags, bows, ribbon, tape,
and scissors.

You may also choose to create a ‘Game Box.’  Place in this box a pad of paper, pencils, playing cards, and game idea book. Include several children’s traditional games such as ‘Pin the Tail on the Donkey,’ bean bags, clothespins & a bottle.  There are also many games available for large groups of people of all ages.

You can enjoy entertaining on a routine basis if you start today and prepare your ‘Party box.’  

“Lift off the lid and let the party begin!”

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