Party-Planning Guide

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The Date
Sending invitations is not necessary for informal parties. A simple telephone call several weeks in advance is sufficient. For formal affairs, invitations can be ... more 
Photo by: Martha Stewart
The Date
Sending invitations is not necessary for informal parties. A simple telephone call several weeks in advance is sufficient. For formal affairs, invitations can be sent out three to four weeks in advance, or even earlier for very important events. If you are sending invitations, be sure to include an R.S.V.P. And don't hesitate to call people for responses -- not knowing how to calculate quantities for an event is a sure cause of nervousness. less 
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Establish the Basics


Organization is key to make hosting a breeze. There are five questions to answer to get started: What is the date? How many guests will be there? What is the location? What type of party will it be? What is your budget?



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