Organising a party can be a lot of fun but can also be stressful if you’re not adequately prepared. Whether planning a birthday bash, a baby shower, or a simple get-together, you’ll need to ensure you have everything you need to keep your guests happy and entertained. To help you with your party planning, we’ve compiled a comprehensive checklist of all the party essentials you’ll need. So, let’s get started!
Party Decoration Essentials
When it comes to party decorations, you’ll want to create a festive, fun, and welcoming atmosphere. Here are some of the essential decoration items you’ll need:
Birthday Balloons & Helium
Balloons are classic party decorations, an easy way to add colour and fun to your celebration. Don’t forget to get some helium if you want your balloons to float!
Curling ribbon for tying and hanging balloons is a must-have. You’ll need plenty of ribbons to tie your balloons to chairs, tables, and other party decorations.
Don’t forget scissors to cut the ribbon and other materials for your decorations.
Command hooks are brilliant for attaching bunting and garlands
Balloon weights for balloon arrangements, remember if you’re creating balloon arrangements, you’ll need some weights to keep them in place.
Sticky-tac or sticky-tape (just in case): These can come in handy if you need to attach decorations to surfaces that can’t be damaged. Party poppers: Add some excitement to your celebration with party poppers, a great welcome for the birthday boy or girl.
Party Food & Drink Essentials
No party is complete without food and drinks. Here are some of the essential items you’ll need to keep your guests fed and hydrated:
Plenty of napkins & hand wipes for sticky fingers: Make sure you have plenty of napkins and hand wipes to keep your guests clean.
Party food boxes/party plates/cutlery are a must-have – look at our new Eco-Friendly Tableware; disposable plates and cutlery are a convenient option that will save you time and effort. Serving platters/cupcake stands for displaying buffet food; presentation is key! Consider colours; remember, these can be used yearly for many celebrations. Serving platters and cupcake stands can make your food look more appealing and are a great way to add height to your party table.
Jugs, cups & straws (have extras for helpers): You’ll need plenty of cups and straws for your guests, and don’t forget to have extra for your helpers.
Cocktail sticks or food skewers for kebabs are great for serving appetisers and snacks.
Serving tableware to keep fingers out of food: Spoons and tongs can help keep your guests’ fingers out.
Birthday candles & matches: Don’t forget the candles for the birthday cake!
Cake plate & knife: You’ll need a plate and knife for cutting and serving the cake.
Party Games Essentials
To keep your guests entertained, you’ll need some fun party games. Here are some of our best ideas. Play your favourite Radio Station or playlist (a necessity for a party atmosphere): Music can set the mood for your party.
Props or equipment for any planned party games: Make sure you have all the props and equipment you need for your party games.
Wrapping paper or tissue paper to pass the parcel: This classic party game is always a hit with kids.
Prizes (or sweeties) for games: Everyone loves a prize! Make sure you have some fun prizes for your party games.
Other Essential Bits & Bobs
Here are some other items that can come in handy for your party planning: A disposable camera or your phone to capture the magical memories: Don’t forget to capture all the fun and memorable moments of your party!
Photo Booth Props: If you’re planning a photo booth, ensure you have plenty of props to entertain your guests.
Organising a party can be a lot of work, but proper planning and preparation can also be a lot of fun! This party planning checklist will give you everything you need for a successful celebration. You can keep your guests happy and entertained, from decorations and food to games and other essentials. So, don’t forget to enjoy the process and have fun!
Remember, Fun Party Supplies has everything you need for your party, and we offer next-day delivery for speedy parcels. Please chat with us in the comments section below if you have any other suggestions or valuable tips. We’d love to hear from you! Thanks for reading, and happy party planning!