Here’s what needs to happen soon. Future you will thank you.
💌 Create and review guest list.
💌 Send out invites.
🛒 Order decor and accessories to make your party pop (we’ve made the selections, just add to your cart!)
🍗 Pick out the menu for food and beverage based on our selections and dietary restrictions.
📖 Review your entire party plan so there are no surprises.
​Throughout your party planning process we'll share insider tips and tricks to ensure you have more than enough resources to help. Here's a few to get you started:
If you'd prefer to receive these updates via SMS, you can change your preferences here. It'll be like we're right there with you!
⏰ Go time is in one week! Head to your party dashboard to make sure you've covered all the bases. We're excited and we hope you are too. 🎈
With one week left until party time, brush up on a few of our favorite tips as you begin the prepping process:
Here are a few (very doable) things to check off your list:
🛍 Make sure all the decor and accessories you ordered have arrived.
🛒 Schedule your grocery outing or order your food delivery.
Ready for a few more of our (insider) hosting hacks?
As we get closer to your party, we'll start sharing more frequent reminders and quick little to do's, and we recommend swapping over to SMS updates (instead of email). You can easily do that here.
Here's what you can do now to make things go smoother:
🎶 Make sure your sound system is up and running.
🎵 Finalize your playlist plan (Need inspo? Check our Spotify)
🌿 Lay out the party decor to set the scene for your styling plans to make sure you have everything you need.
​Check your to-do list!
​48 hours until the fun begins! Take 5 minutes to read these posts with quick reminders and tips to make your day flawless:
​And don't forget: get texts from us (instead of emails) so it's like we're right there next to you, planning and updating. Swap over to SMS here.
Here’s what we suggest you do today or very soon:
🧹 Tidy your house (mainly the kitchen, dining area, bathroom, and general spaces)
🏡 Make sure the lawn is mowed and your outdoor space feels tidy.
🧊 Ensure you have enough ice (either pre-made or purchased)
🥗 Prep anything from your menu that you can in advance.
​Look for a few more to do's from us a little later today. There's lots to look forward to tomorrow, you're doing great!
​Check your to-do list!
​Alright... it's go-time! You won't have too much time to read in the next day, so here are a few final resources to check when you get a second:
​And don't forget: to get day-of reminders via SMS, you can easily opt-in here under Notification Settings. We (highly) recommend doing that!
Okay, okay — we have a few more things for you with your party being…tomorrow!
💌 Check in with guests (“Looking forward to seeing you tmrw!”)
🍻Set out drinks, ice chests, & cups.
🍽 Set out any platters and bowls you may need to display food served.
🏸 Pull out any fun yard games or activities.
​Check your to-do list!
​P.S. from the Pros: Think of one thing you can ask a guest to do to help out if they arrive early. That way you are able to keep getting things together while making your guest feel helpful.
​At this point, we suggest getting reminders from here on out via SMS, instead of email. It'll be like we're right there next to you, prepping away! Easily update your preferences here.
​If you need quick reminders or tips on anything at all, our blog is always ready and waiting to help you out!
Only 10 hours until your BBQ! Time to get the house ready, the drinks on ice, and set out the decor.
Here’s what we suggest doing now:
🪟 Open the windows to allow some fresh air into your home.
🧹 Vacuum (keep the vacuum out in case you need to use it once more before guests arrive)
🗑 Empty your trash so it’s empty for your prep. Check the ones outside too!
🧼 Empty the dishwasher.
🧻 Check the bathroom for extra toilet paper and empty the trash bin.
🧺 Tidy throughout the house.
🏵 Decorate (Enjoy this part! Play music! Channel Martha!)
🧊 Ensure your beverages are chilling.
We'll be in touch soon for more day-of to do's, tips, and tricks.
Ready to have us shoot you a few texts? You'll get the same reminders, just via SMS instead. Opt in here under Notification Settings.
🍔 Take a look at your ingredients! Patties thawed? Enough buns? Fruit chopped? Make it fun by putting on one of our playlists. And, be sure you clean as you go. Finish any menu prep items two hours before the fun begins.
🧘 Don’t forget about yourself. Be sure to eat (hangry and hosting do not go well together)!
🛁 Set an alarm to shower and get dressed 1.5 hours before your guests arrive. Nothing is worse than rushing through that step!
P.S. from the Pros: Have a few minutes to spare? Get that vacuum out and do one last round!
Swap to SMS updates (instead of email) in 1 minute here under Notification Settings. Then we're basically your sous-chef!
Are you excited? We're excited for you! A few final things for now:
🍺 Take the chilled beverages out of the fridge (and, check the freezer, too – that can get messy.) Ensure the first bottles of beverages are opened.
🕯 Light candles around your home, and put a few citronellas outside (don’t forget the bathroom!)
🎶 Press play on the music.
🍋 Cut garnishes and place them out.
🍉 30 minutes before guests arrive, take your apps out of the fridge and set them out so they're ready to bring outside.
​Most importantly? Enjoy your guests, the food, and the fun!
​P.S. We want to see it all: snap and post a pic of your proudest, curated moment and tag us!
Hi, it's us again 👋 Hope [party_name] was a blast.
​Don't forget to check in with your guests to thank them for joining you and be sure to let them know if anyone left anything behind.
​Before you start planning your next event, we'd love to know how this one went: complete this quick survey (less than five minutes, we promise) and we'll send you a $5 Starbucks gift card. We can't wait to hear all about it!
​Take the survey, and get a coffee on us. See you soon!
​— The Partytrick team
​P.S. Ready to plan your next party? Get it going!