When you are planning a summer party, shortcuts can really help you out. The key is learning what shortcuts will work best for you. I love shortcuts, especially when you are planning a party with a large amount of people. This will help to ensure that things go smoothly on your party day. Below are ten summer party shortcuts that may prove to be helpful.
Put it all out food bar
When it comes to the food bar one of the easier things to do is just put it all out. For example when it comes to your salad, just put out a bowl of lettuce, anther bowl of tomatoes, and and other bowl of all the other things that are included in the salad. You don’t need to mix anything, just put all of the items out, and allow them to mix it themselves. You can also scoop the ice cream and then place into the freezer.
Email the Invite
Take the time to email the invitations because this is a lot easier to do. You don’t have to worry about postage. It makes life so much easier, and it makes it easier for everyone to respond to you. It is also easier to keep track of since it is being done electronically. You can even respond to your guests who want to bring along some dishes to your event.
Use a pool to keep it cool
You can use a swimming pool to keep all of your cold items nice and cool during the duration of the party. A kiddie size swimming pool can be filled with drinks, and you wont have to worry about refilling it. It is usually a good idea to put large pieces of ice in the pool, and freeze some of the drinks. The drinks will start to melt, as the party goes on, but it will be cold. You can place the pool on a table if you have a big enough table which will keep your guests from having to lean over to get their drinks. This is important if you are going to have older individuals at your party.
Keep it simple
Keep things simple by using paper products. You can use paper plates, forks, knives, even cups. This helps to keep cleanup simple as well. For all of your dishes, use paper or foil pans. This way you can toss the pans away when you are done.
Cook the day before
You can cook everything the day before the party, or even two days before depending on the food choices. Having the food ready makes the party day a lot easier and more enjoyable. This is one of the must do shortcuts. If you are having the food catered than you do not have to worry about this step.