Printable Party Planning Checklist

If you have a party coming up then please take a moment and download and print this awesome checklist!

DATE/TIME/PLACE

Date: ______________

Time: ______________

Place: _____________

THEME

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BUGET

$_____________________________________________

MENU

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SHOPPING LIST

______________________________________________

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CHECKLIST

  • Determine Date/Time/Place
  • If needed ask for helpers
  • Create a Guest List
  • Pick a RSVP Date
  • Chose a theme
  • Determine your Budget
  • Send Invitations
  • determine decor
  • pick centerpieces
  • chose table settings
  • Plan your menu
  • plan activites/entertainment
  • Make a Shopping List
  • Confirm your guest list
  • Book Photographer (if needed)
  • Go Shopping
  • Determine your Schedule
  • Plan for Parking
  • Chose a Space for Coats/Bags
  • Pick a Gift Spot (if needed)
  • Plan your Food Display
  • Make Place Cards or Signage
  • Clean the Party Location
  • Make or Purchase food
  • Set out Decorations
  • Set Table
  • Prepare Drinks
  • Do any Last Minute Touches
  • Get Ready for the Party
  • Enjoy!
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7 Amazing DIY Last Minute Thanksgiving Decoration Ideas

Thanksgiving is this Thursday and that means it’s time to get down to business.  Here are some last-minute Thanksgiving Decorations that are sure to please your guests!

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DIY No Sew Burlap Table Runner: is a perfect addition to any fall meal but especially Thanksgiving.  If you can find this adorable gold polka doted burlap then you are set for sure.  Check out the list of supplies below and for instructions Click Here.

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$5 DIY Thanksgiving Centerpiece

Source: Easy Event Ideas

$5 DIY Thanksgiving Centerpieces: Use up those saved sauce jars, or some left over mason jars cover them in some burlap and fill them with some acorns and pine cones you find around your house and BAM you have this cute DIY Centerpiece.  For instructions Click Here and see our supplies list below.

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Free Leftover Thanksgiving Lables

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Free Thanksgiving Leftover Station Printable’sIf you’re having guests come to thanksgiving that aren’t staying the night this is an adorable addition to any Thanksgiving dinner.  Not to mention there are some free printables!  Click Here for directions and see the supply list below.

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Maple Leaf Flowers

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DIY Maple Leaf Roses: These adorable maple leaf roses look amazing as a centerpiece for Thanksgiving.  For instructions Click Here and for supplies see below.

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Free and Easy Thanksgiving or Fall Place Cards

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Free and Easy Thanksgiving Place Cards: You can make these cute place cards just by taking some paper and glueing it to a pine cone!  How easy is that?  For instructions Click Here and see our supplies list below.

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Gold Leaf PlaceCards

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DIY Gold Leaf Place Cards: These DIY gold leaf place cards are so easy to make and look adorable with a gold themed table scape. If you want to make this adorable place card check out the instructions by Clicking Here and check out the supply list below.

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Source: A Bird's Leap

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DIY Thanksgiving Silverware Holder: This project just takes a printer some paper and some creative folding!  Sooooo easy!  For instructions visit their website HERE.

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Keeping Kids Happy at Thanksgiving Dinner

The best way to keep kids patient and happy at any long family meal is to give them something to do.  Naturally kids aren’t the best at waiting, and they tend to have more time to wait since they don’t eat as much as adults.  So if you’re having kids at your Thanksgiving meal it’s good to give them something to entertain themselves. Here are some suggestions for your Thanksgiving Table this year.

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The Container Store recommends having out craft paper and crayons for coloring, having a fun kid friendly snacks out like their Tropical Lemonade Punch and Turkey Treat Snack Mix put together with their turkey tail feather craft.

Thanksgiving Placemat

Kid Friendly Placemats put these cute printable placemats out with some colored pencils or crayons for the kids to play with while they wait for their next course.  Fun activities for all ages on these and you can easily print them at home with your printer.

Thanksgiving Fruit Turkey

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Display their fruit and veggies in fun kid friendly ways.  Click Here for directions on the Veggie Turkey from CBC.  Click Here for directions on how to make the Fruit Turkey that we made a few years ago. p0llkj.

Free and Easy DIY Thanksgiving or Fall Place Cards

Free and Easy

These incredibly easy and free place cards are such a sinch to make.  And they look cute and go well with a fall decor.   Especially if you’re looking to make our Easy Thanksgiving Centerpiece!

Supplies:

  • Paper
  • Black Marker
  • Scissors
  • Hot Glue Gun (if you don’t have one you can skip this step though the names might fall out)
  • Pine Cones (if you can’t find any you can buy some at any craft store but then this goes from being a free project to a $3 one….)

Instructions:

All you need to do for this easy DIY is collect your pine cones, cut up some paper, write names on them, and glue them to the tops of the pine cones.  They will stick by themselves but if you need to transport them it is better to glue them down.  I like hot glue just because it’s a faster dry.

 

 

Fruit Thanksgiving Turkey

Do you need a cute snack for your Thanksgiving table?  Or maybe you are putting out snacks earlier in the day? Why not make this yummy Thanksgiving Turkey out of fruit? All you need is a pear and other fruit to add around him for his plumage.  We chose to use strawberries, grapes and bananas. To make the legs on the turkey we used stems from the grapes.  His noes is made of a banana and his eyes are  from a bit of frosting gel. Don’t forget to cut your pear in half or else he might roll all over your tray! Don’t forget your large round tray to put him on!

Thanksgiving Fruit Turkey

You can also make your turkey apatizer out of a meat and cheese platter or veggies like they do in this  video.