Suggested Party Supply List

To simplify the party planning process for you, we have developed the following list that you can use as a reference when selecting your party supplies. Please note that you may not need everything on the list; it is intended only as a guide.

Supply List

1. Invitations

2. Thank You Notes

3. Partyware

4. Decorations

5. Favor Bags/Boxes and Favor Items (Traditionally 3-5 items per favor)

6. Food

  • Cake
  • Drinks/Ice
  • Food for a full meal (ie Pizza, Hot Dogs, etc.)
  • Ice Cream
  • Snacks (ie Chips, Pretzels, etc.)

7. Miscellaneous

  • Batteries (For a camera or any gifts that may require them)
  • Candles & Matches or a Lighter
  • Cake Platter & Serving Knife
  • Extra Tables & Chairs
  • Ice Bucket
  • Serving Dishes/Bowls

*Be aware that latex balloons can pose a choking hazard for young children. Mylar balloons are a safe alternative that, if punctured, do not break into small, potentially hazardous pieces. Additionally, fewer people are allergic to Mylar material than to latex.

**People often ask if it is necessary to give party favors. The answer is ‘yes’ if you are planning to invite children age 4+ since, unfortunately, many older children are conditioned to expect them. However, the favor bags certainly do not need to be expensive or junk-filled. A take-home craft such as a decorated flowerpot with a seed packet or a “jewel”-encrusted treasure box can double as an activity and a favor. You can also purchase age-appropriate party favor sets.

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