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The Dinner Party Timeline: Putting it all together

Elvis Elvis

This form, the Dinner Party Timeline, will help you put everything you’ve done into perspective. I hope the organization techniques, forms and lists will help you to have a Dinner Party that’s Less Stress and More Fun!

The Dinner Party Timeline: Putting it all together

1) Theme: Why are you giving this Dinner Party?
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2) Take stock of your:

a. space
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b. china
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c. silverware
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d. glass and cups (include enough barware)
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e. linen
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f. kitchen equipment and kitchen space
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g. your abilities as a cook
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h. budget
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3) Guest List. Note food preferences, allergies.

Make FORBIDDEN FOODS LIST:
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4) Research Your Theme for decorations, music, and food.

Note any items to create ambience, note colors, food items, music.
Think about lighting and decorations.
Think about games and/or entertainment, dancing.
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5) Research Beverage Ideas Find Recipes.

Determine if you have the right equipment.
Determine how many drinks per person. Is it a hard drinking crowd?
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6) Research Menu Ideas. Find recipes.

Determine if they are too difficult for you, if you have the right equipment, enough equipment, if they contain any forbidden items from guest preferences. How long each recipe will take to prepare, What about color, shape and texture? Do recipes combine well?
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7) Party Entertainment and Games

Decide if you want any formal entertainment.
Clown? Disc Jockey? Band? Actors?
Decide whether to play any Games
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8) Party Favors (if Any)
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9) Schedule.

Use the suggesstions on this form to keep track of tasks
and when they are done, or make your own.
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10) Clean Up Plan
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