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!
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!
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.
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.
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!
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 Instagram, Twitter, Facebookor Pinterest.