We have helped people to organise events and parties at home since 1987 and one of the most asked questions is – Where is a good place we can grab party supplies?
We have found that most customers end up doing multiple shopping sprees and then ending up running out at the last minute to top up on napkins, plates and other supplies mostly due to the fear of not having enough.
Some even end up so disorganised that they end up at the mercy of the first 2 dollar shop that is open on party day.
I’m here to tell you that when organising a party at home, the planning of the table ware and party supplies is just as important as choosing the menu and entertainment.
Think about 10 pm and the cake comes out and there is no forks for the cake or cups to drink the coffee and tea out of. While it’s not the end of the world, it can become a stress that can stop you from enjoying the event
So we recommend planning out the party supplies early. Maybe you can ask yourself some of the following questions
At this stage I am assuming that you know how many people are attending the event.
Have you got enough tables and chairs?
How are you going to cover the tables and chairs?
How many food items are you planning on serving and have you counted up enough cutlery for each course ?
(Some people even look for small plates for finger food)
Keep at least 2 napkins per person in stand by
Have you got bins in multiple locations and the garbage bags that fit?
If you are serving drinks are you going to be needing straws or cocktails glasses?
Where are the ice buckets going to be?
Have you got enough bottle openers on stand by as well ?
To be honest, this is just the tip of the iceberg.
Open up an IPad or use a good old fashioned piece of paper and start the list.
There’s heaps of party suppliers around Melbourne. Our customers rave about the selection at Lombards.
A hidden gem that just moved premises is a company called G&F Wrapping. They have opened up a mega warehouse of party supplies in Reservoir.
Having a party at home should be a fun experience from planning the event right up to enjoying the food and music.
Please contact us if you need any advice or want to discuss any aspect of having an event.