How To Plan A Dinner Party To Remember
Hello friends, Crystal from @thecrystallinaperspective on Instagram and Youtube.
It’s a great feeling when you can celebrate yourself or someone else in your life by hosting a dinner party. Dinner parties can be as simple as going to a restaurant or hosting at a location or your home. Not mentioned in the video tutorial, but dinner party planning should start with a budget. Your budget will let you know what you can spend on different things and what type of dinner party may be the most affordable for you.
Supplies You’ll Need:
- Archer and Olive Dot Grid Travelers Notebook
- Amanda Rach Lee Acrylograph Pens
- Decorative Washi Tape
- Embellishment Stickers
- Adhesive Tape or Glue
**With your supplies, look around your house and find things that you aren’t using. Use those things! Some supplies in this list do contain affiliate links where I receive commission at no additional cost to you.**
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To start off our dinner party plans, I started by embellishing my page and writing my name and the words “dinner party”. This is a great time to work on your lettering skills or even pull out your drawing skills. After you have your set budget, the next few things will be easy to accomplish. I also placed on this first page important details about the dinner party. On the left side of the page, I dedicated this side to the details as well as the guest list. Of course, you can expand this area and make it more your style. You can also use a bigger notebook. I used a traveler's notebook style.
On the opposite page, I embellished and wrote a section for decorations. The decoration section can include the party theme, colors, desserts, whatever you would like. I also dropped down and placed a things to do section so that I could organize what things needs to be done for the party. In the things to do section, you can include ideas, places to view, people to help and a ton of other things. You can stop at this point of plans but I continued and created a second part of the spread.
Now that you have the details down, you need a strategic plan. My strategic plan was to create a timeline starting 3 months out. The bigger the party, the more months/ time you need to give yourself to prepare for the event. In this timeline, you can write who you need to meet with each month, what deposits need to be made, things you may need to create, and so much more. You can also write dietary issues with potential guests. You can also use this timeline to make sure that you are doing what needs to be done for your party.
Let’s Celebrate: Put your plan to action!
Now you have a plan, it’s time to put it into action. Like all blog posts, you can change these areas and do what you need to do. You can mix and match things and make things work for you. Remember what your budget is as you plan, but have tons of fun!
Check out this video to see the process of creating this spread.
If you decide to make this spread or one similar please tag @archerandolive, @archerandolive.community and use hashtags #AOShare and #archerandolive. You can find me on Instagram or YouTube: @TheCrystallinaPerspective