Planning something that big can be very stressful, and you’ll definitely need help in organizing it and making sure everything is under control, and nothing is forgotten.
Here are some pages that will help you out with that.
Party planning is a hard thing to do. There is a reason why there are people who plan parties as a job.
There are so many things to consider and plan out.
You probably don’t need to hire a professional to plan a dinner party with your friends. But you still might want to get some help and stress-free create a perfect evening for you all.
Before we dive into the pages, I thought I’d share some tips on planning a party.
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Party Planning Tips
Here are a few tips on how to plan a great party. And I’m sure these tips will also give you some fun page ideas.
Think through your guest list
Start with the guest list, and always remember that the fewer people you invite, the more time and opportunities you’ll have to connect, and the easier it will be to plan it out. So think of what you want to get from the party and who you’d like to invite.
Plan in advance
Obviously, you know that if you’re here, but yeah, start thinking it through in advance, pick a theme and just create a general outline of what you want your party to look like.
Make a budget and stick to it
This is a very important step. Defining your budget will help you decide on the food, drinks, and all the other things that define your party. Just be sure once you decide on a budget, you stick to it.
Keep the menu simple
I know the feeling of wanting to cook something elaborate and out of this world for your dinner party. But trust me, it’s much better to make something easier, especially if it’s something you can prepare in advance, so you don’t have to worry like crazy on the day off.
Create a signature cocktail
This is not really a must-have kind of thing. But it would be fun and add a lot of character to your party if you served one signature cocktail. Plus, it will definitely help you prepare much faster.
Create a playlist
This is something I never think of, but music is so important to create the right atmosphere. Instead of trying to find something to play at the last moment, it might be a good idea to plan this part of your evening ahead.
These are just a few things for you to consider. There is so much more when it comes to planning a party! But this blog post is not about that.
This one is about using your Bullet Journal to help you with that, so let’s dive in!
Party Planning Bullet Journal Page Ideas
I bet after reading the tips above; you already have some ideas on what kind of pages to use for party planning.
I found some more ideas for you here, as well as some examples of the pages you already figured out.
I wanted to start with this idea - a two page overview of everything you need to know about the party. Each section can be it's own spread, but I think it's pretty useful to have this mini overview first.
I also really like that the party color scheme is alreadu on this page, with pink gold and black. You can feel the theme and the feel of the party already just from these colors.
This is a perfect page if you're planning to do something at a restaurant.
Going out is an easy way to simplify things, you don't need to think of decor, food or music. But you still need to figure out the best time, who you're inviting and make sure they all know and confirmed their attendance.
Another party overview spread, but this one it's children's birthday and that means there are several special things to consider.
With kids you probably need to think more about decorations, as well as activities for them to do. I remember I loved my birthday parties because my mom would create tons of amazing games for me and my friends to play. And those can be a separate page to consider creating.
I like to go into more details about all the pages I use for party planning. And this is a good example of a guest list.
I haev a special area to check if they are coming or not, and the area for notes is to make the party a little bit more special. Like what are some foods and drinks they like, or maybe if my guests have any food allergies.
I know it's a bit extra, but I don't throw that many parties so I go extra mile when I actually decide to invite people over.
This is such a lovely idea to combine party planning spread on the right with a memory page on the left. I wonder how the creator will be adding the memories, would it be doodles, or stickers or maybe lettering?