October 26, 2016
Checklist and Timeline
I don’t have to tell you that whether you are planning a mitzvah, a corporate event or even a fundraiser, the most important thing is to be organized.
Not being organized could mean a few really bad things:
1. the venue you want will not be available
2. the vendors you want (caterer, DJ, karaoke machine—just kidding) will not be available
3. if you wanted those dance socks imprinted…it could be too late
3. oops, you forgot something important like, um, napkins (I know, I’ve done it—and I am definitely organized!)
4. you may go waaaay over budget (this is the worst possible thing)
And that’s just four of a multitude.
Plus everything, every itty bitty little thing, becomes overwhelming when it’s staring you in the face because you didn’t…say it…CHECK IT OFF!
So, I’m going to do you a favor and give you links to a templates for our Party411 planning checklist and Party411 timeline.
These are just two documents to get you started so you can make your own. Some of the items on the checklist may apply to you and some may not.
As far as the timeline, clients have come to me three weeks out, without even an invitation, and it gets done.
But it’s not fun.
However, that said, if you read this and get nervous, don’t. You can get everything done in one day at PartyPalooza or at least have an idea of who and what you need.
See you there.
The Party Girl
Timeline can be found at http://www.party411.com/bmtime.html
Planning checklist can be found at http://www.party411.com/Portals/0/pdfs/bar-bat-mitzvah-planning-checklist.pdf