Friday, October 10, 2008

Autumn Inspiration & Party Planning

Source Pierre

How do you plan for a party in which the attendance may vary from between 0-410?

We are having at our home a coffee, dessert and oh yes, VINO with our children's private school headmaster--Come for a conversation with the Headmaster.

The entire middle school is invited. I tried to get the school to send an Evite, but my effort failed. Now, how do you plan a event for a large attendance range like this? Here is my math:

1. Hardly anyone will come because it is in the evening on a Thursday and most people work the next day.

2. Very few have any pressing issues to discuss or many already know our Headmaster

3, Very few people eat dessert.

4. People will attend because they know me, the PTO has asked them bring a dessert or they just want to get out of their home.

5. People are a little burned out because they have attended so many school events.

Estimate: 24-48 people

Desserts needed: 8

Cases of wine: 1 ---1/2 red 1/2 white

Coffee: 36 cups

Sparkling water: 6 bottles

Cheese plate

I will let you know how it goes.


Duchess said...

I always over plan for our parties and I end up sending buckets of food home with family and friends. Good Luck.

Preppy 101 said...

But - people may come because your reputation for having wonderful parties urges them to do so! ??? Possibility??

Looking forward to your update post on this!

Pink Preppy Party Girl said...

You know, I thought about this. But since a handful of people really know me well, I think I am ok.

Steph said...

Good Luck! I don't like planning things like that, with no real numbers other than what I can guesstimate! But, it sounds like you are on the right track.
Take pictures!!!

Kappa Prep said...

Good luck, good luck. good luck! Do let us know how it goes!