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Thursday, November 15, 2012

Organize Your Party

Hey! It's Thursday! Who's ready to get organized?

If you are just joining us, we have been getting organized using Jennifer Ford Berry's Organize Now book.  


It has some great info and tips on organizing various parts of our life and home. You can see past posts here:

Week 1 about Organizing Your Mind and Life Vision HERE,
Week 2 about Organizing Your Priorities HERE,
Week 3 about Organizing Your Schedule HERE
Week 4 about Organizing Your Cleaning Schedule HERE.
Week 5 about Organizing Your Personal Information HERE. 
Week 6 about Organizing Your Finances HERE. 
      Week 7 about Organizing Your Bill-paying System HERE.
        Week 8 about Organizing Your Receipts and Taxes HERE
Week 9 about Organizing Your Files HERE
                          Week 10 about Organizing your Magazines and Newspapers HERE.
                                               Week 11 about Organizing Your Email HERE
                                                Week 12 about Organizing Your Mail HERE
                                         Week 13 about Organizing Your Child's Toys HERE.
Week 14 about Organizing Your Crafts HERE.
Week 15 about Organizing Your Photographs HERE.
Week 16 about Organizing Your Purse or Wallet HERE. 
 Week 17 about Organizing Your Vehicle HERE.
                                                  Week 18 about Organizing Your Pet HERE.
Week 19 about Organizing Your Books, CDs and DVDs HERE.
Week 20 about Organizing Your Entryway or Mudroom HERE.
                        Week 21 about Organizing Your Family Room or Living Room HERE.
Week 22 about Organizing Your Kitchen Countertops HERE.
Week 23 about Organizing the Kitchen Cabinets HERE.
Week 24 about Organizing the Pantry HERE. 
Week 25 about Organizing the Refrigerator HERE.
Week 26 about Organizing the recipes HERE.
Week 27 about Organizing the dining room HERE.
Week 28 about Organizing the Laundry Room HERE.
Week 29 about Organizing the Bathroom HERE
Week 30 about Organizing the Medicine Cabinet HERE.
Week 31 about Organizing Your Child's Clothes and Closet HERE.
Week 32 about Organizing Your Child's Memorabilia HERE.
Week 33 about Organizing Your Child's Bedroom HERE.
Week 34 about Organizing Your Bedroom Closet HERE
Week 35 about Organizing Your Memorabilia HERE
Week 36 about Organizing Your Master Bedroom HERE
Week 37 about Organizing Your Jewelry, Accessories and Purses HERE.
Week 38 about Organizing your Home Office HERE 
Week 39 about Organizing the Linen Closet HERE.
Week 40 about Organizing the Basement HERE.
Week 41 about Organizing the Attic HERE.
Week 42 about Organizing the Garage HERE.
Week 43 about Organizing the Yard and Garden HERE.
Week 44 about Organizing Your Holiday HERE.
This week we are organizing your party! Woo-hoo! Who doesn't love a good party? And this is the time of year when many of us have one or attend at least one.
My first job out of college was a rehabilitation therapist/music therapist at a developmental center for people with developmental disabilities. There was more emphasis on the rehab part, which included party planning on a fairly regular basis for my unit of approx 30 men that I was assigned to. It helped me to get pretty organized with party planning. From choosing the venue, to getting the food catered in (taking in account for special diets), to all of the party supplies and other things like gifts if it was a holiday party, etc. You can imagine that it was pretty exhausting, but also a lot of fun!
Now that I am a mom of small kids, I am party planning again for birthdays. I also host a holiday party for my customers, which is what I am planning for right now:) Jennifer reminds us not to stress the details or small stuff. Your guests will most remember the fun times and good conversation so remember to prepare ahead of time, relax and HAVE FUN!

This Week's Goals:
1. Set the date
2. choose your guest list
3. Choose a venue
4. Plan the menu. Buy as much of the non-perishable items ahead of time or order the food early.
5.   Send out invites. or are pretty popular online choices.
6. Decide on a theme, decorations and favors if you are having them. Again, save yourself time by buying these early. 
7. Clean your house the day before if your party is being held there. I have lots of good cleaning tips and natural products that we love in the Get Clean section of my blog.
1. RSVP! Be sure to request this so you know how much food to prepare. And be sure to do this when you receive an invite to someone else's party.
There is a handy party check list in the Organize Now book.
Do you have any party planning tips to share? would love to hear!
Thanks for reading. Be sure to visit me on Facebook soon! 
And don't forget about the Shaklee FREE SHIPPING holiday offer ending Sunday, November, 18th!
Thanks for reading and have a great day!!

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