Event Planning Articles

So you’ve been selected to do the event planning and you need help. PaperDirect’s event planning tips will help pave the way whether it’s your son’s or daugther’s graduation party, the boss’s retirement party, a large corporate meeting or a child’s birthday party.

Formal parties, anniversaries, and even baby showers have unique requirements, but there are some similarities in the way you can approach the event planning process. By following our tips you can save valuable time and money.

Christmas Party Planning Tip #11 – Last Minute Checklist

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You’ve collected the RSVPs and the big Christmas party is just around the corner. To make sure you’ve got everything in order take a big breath and go over this task list ASAP! Count the RSVPs one last time and … Continue reading

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Christmas Party Planning Tip #10 – Christmas Playlist

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What keeps guests feeling upbeat and jovial at a party? Great tunes! It’s time to think about a fabulous playlist for the Christmas party. To keep everyone content, choose a mix of classic seasonal songs sung by popular artists. Here’s … Continue reading

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Christmas Party Planning Tip #9 – RSVPs

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As the Christmas party draws near, RSVPs pile up. If things seem to be moving a little slower than planned, send a reminder message via an office communications system or email to complete RSVPs as soon as possible. As the … Continue reading

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Christmas Party Planning Tip #8 – Activities

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As guests arrive for the Christmas party, keep them entertained. In addition to lingering over the appetizers and punch bowl, encourage party-goers to participate in one of these festive activities and games. Photo Collage: On the party invitations, ask each … Continue reading

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Christmas Party Planning Tip #7 – Gifts & Goodies

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As guests gather for the Christmas party and toasts are made, plan to send home a token of gratitude and Christmas appreciation. Whether your guests are your best friends or your employees, celebrate them. A simple verbal recognition to the … Continue reading

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Christmas Party Planning Tip #5 – Planning the Menu

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Don’t deny it: One of the best parts of party planning is thinking about the food! Before you start scheduling food tastings, there’s a few things to think about when you’re serving dinner to a large group: What’s my budget? … Continue reading

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Christmas Party Planning Tip #3 – Reserve The Venue

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You’re not the only one in town planning an amazing Christmas party. It’s time to finalize your party venue location and put down a deposit before someone steals your favorite location. But before signing any contracts, use your savvy business … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving Table Setting Guide [Graphic]

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While there are many ways to set a table for Thanksgiving, we believe there should be a nice balance between elegantly formal and excessive utensils. Below is a Thanksgiving table setting graphic to help guide you this Thanksgiving: How to … Continue reading

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Christmas Party Planning Tip #2 – Brainstorm

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You have a budget in place. Your dream of having an amazing Christmas party is real. Now you need to find a place to host the event. Think through your list of friends and colleagues. Do any of them have … Continue reading

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Christmas Party Planning Tip #1 – Set a Budget

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Before ordering invitations and polishing your best flatware, set a budget for your Christmas party to make it a success within your means. It’s easiest to think of the key expenses in terms of before, during and after the party. … Continue reading

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