Party Shopping List Tracks Everything For Perfect Party Success

Fun And Fabulous Party Shopping List
To Help You Keep Track Of Everything You Need For Your Par-Tay!


If you have every hosted a party, I need not tell you that there are a lot of details that go into putting it on without a hitch. Attempts to keep track of everything in your head is like a ticking time bomb waiting to go off; once something is forgotten it could be the beginning of your party demise, or at least your sanity.


The above scenario can easily be avoided with a bit of advanced planning and working off of a shopping list rather than trying to mentally juggle all of your party to do's among your work-related and family matters. To assist you in this endeavor, just print out the following party shopping list to help you keep track of the various items that you need to buy or borrow for your party.

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INVITATIONS AND/OR STATIONERY

__________ Invitations and envelopes(pre-made or special order)
__________ Thank you notes and envelopes (pre-made or special order)
__________ Card stock, scrapbook paper, pens, stickers, glitter, glue, confetti, etc. for homemade invitations and/or thank you cards
__________ For object invites you'll need whatever item coordinates with your theme. For example, an empty bottle to fill with sand, sea shells, and rolled up paper containing party info.
__________ Small favor and coordinating curling ribbon to tie a small favor to your invite
__________ Name tags

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PARTY TABLE SUPPLIES

__________ Tablecloths and table runner (disposable or reusable)
__________ Table skirts
__________ Plates (7" dessert/lunch or 9" dinner)
__________ Cups and/or plastic glasses and straws
__________ Napkins (beverage and/or lunch/dinner)
__________ Cutlery (forks, spoons, knives)
__________ Serving Accessories (serving utensils, bowls, trays, baskets, chip and dip tray, etc.)
__________ Punch bowl and ladle
__________ Party picks for finger foods
__________ Candy/nut cups
__________ Table place cards

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DECORATIONS

__________ Balloons (individual, bouquets, Mylar, helium tank, curling ribbons, and balloon weights)
__________ Streamers
__________ Custom banners
__________ Scene setters
__________ Foil curtains for doorways
__________ Gossamer
__________ Ceiling danglers
__________ Curling ribbons
__________ Confetti
__________ Centerpieces
__________ Wall decor (cutouts, posters, and banners)
__________ Door signs
__________ Yard signs
__________ Pinatas
__________ Flowers and vases
__________ Sheets or fabric to frame walkways
__________ Christmas lights to hang around doors, window frames, ceiling perimeter, etc.

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Party Shopping List

PARTY FOOD & CAKE

__________ Cake or cupcakes - homemade, ready-made or made to order
__________ Ingredients for cake mixes (oil, butter, eggs)
__________ Specialty cake pans, cupcake baking cups
__________ Cupcake wrappers and cupcake decorative picks
__________ Cake server
__________ Decorations for cakes (frosting, sprinkles, confetti, sparkle glitters, crystal sugar, fondant, etc.)
__________ Plastic cake toppers
__________ Ice cream
__________ Ice
__________ Munchies

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Drinks and/or punch ingredients

__________ Water bottles
__________ Juice boxes
__________ Soft drinks
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PARTY GAMES & ACTIVITY SUPPLIES

__________ Theme pinata and pinata filler/favors
__________ Pinata bat and blindfold
__________ Favor bags, boxes or buckets
__________ Coloring pages, crayons and markers
__________ Pin the tail on the ______--whatever suits your theme and blindfold
__________ Music and chairs for musical chairs
__________ Music and limbo kit/stick
__________ Game prizes, trophies, certificates, awards, etc.
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FAVORS

__________ Favor bags, boxes, pails, or containers
__________ Party hats
__________ Party horns/blowouts
__________ Cars and trucks
__________ Dinosaurs
__________ T-shirt
__________ Lip gloss, body glitter, or nail polish
__________ Pencils, sharpener, erasers, memo pad
__________ Stickers or tattoos
__________ Candy, cookies, mints
__________ Coloring books, crayons or markers
__________ Stuffed animal or Beanie-type animal
__________ Sunglasses __________ Hair bow, headband, barrette

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MISCELLANEOUS

__________ Paper towels
__________ Birthday candles
__________ Matches, lighter
__________ Disposable cameras
__________ Digital camera with charged batteries
__________ Camera and film
__________ Camcorder, tape, and charged batteries
__________ Tables and chairs
__________ Ice chests

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In order to develop a working list of items that you will need to purchase, make, rent, or borrow, you will need to go through the party shopping list and begin to check off all the items that you already have. If there are items that you are going to rent or borrow, make a notation by each of those items to that effect. The items that don't pertain may be crossed off. Then all you need to do is fill in the blanks with the missing items/info that is pertinent to your particular party and you will then have your working list.

Have a wonderful party and happy planning!



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