Free party printables by The Lovely Drawer | west elm

Last week we shared free party printables + top tips from Teri at The Lovely Drawer on how to plan your end-of-summer party. Now that your party planning is in full swing, it’s time to start thinking logistics!

Free party printables by The Lovely Drawer | west elm

Block out half a day to prep!

To avoid the on-the-day stress, try and block out at least half a day to cook + set up before people come over. I hate a last minute rush when hosting. I want everything pretty much done when guests are arriving otherwise I don’t actually get the chance to chat with them!

Free party printables by The Lovely Drawer | west elm

Go with a buffet table! 

It’s always sociable to have buffet tables at an outdoor soirée. It adds to the laid back feel of the party and gives people a chance to sample lots of foods and flavours. Add cute + playful food labels to create a talking point around your food.

Download these FREE double-sided food labels and pop them on to a cocktail stick to decorate.

Free party printables by The Lovely Drawer | west elm

Create a hydration station! 

Drinks are often considered a summer party essential so make the most of your drinks table. Investing in a stylish drinks dispenser filled to the brim with punch, lemonade or ginger beer is a great way to get the party started!

These FREE bottle labels are yours to download now.

Free Party Printables by The Lovely Drawer | west elm

Don’t let your guests leave empty handed!

Giving your guests even a small party bag will leave a big impression. A small handful of candy or homemade baked goods are a great option for this.

Bag them up + seal with these free printable treat bag headers!

Free party printables by The Lovely Drawer | west elm

Free party printables by The Lovely Drawer | west elm

Teri from The Lovely Drawer | west elm

Teri from The Lovely Drawer is a designer, illustrator, stylist + crafter. Originally trained in print and surface pattern design, she works as a freelance designer from her little London flat.  Follow her on InstagramTwitterFacebookor Pinterest.

 

 

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