I’m going to call it right now, this party planning tool belt is going to change my life when it comes to decorating for a party. One of my dearest friends obviously got tired of watching me run around like a chicken with my head cut off decorating for a party because this is the best gift she could have ever given me. After her visit (and help) during my daughter’s first birthday we all kind of thought it would have been so much easier if I just had a tool belt to carry around scissors and tape rather than running back and forth trying to remember where I last had them.
Fast forward several months to my 30th birthday and she gifts me with the greatest party planning tool ever. This ChefWorks waist apron with a lot of cool gadgets to put in it. It’s the perfect size and holds exactly everything I need when decorating for a party.
It’s going to be so fantastic to have everything right within reach, especially when you’re teetering on a ladder to tape up a garland, ha! Here’s a peak into the nitty gritty of the typical things needed when decorating for a party.
Tape and twine are your best friend when decorating. I have a plethora of different types of twine; rope, baker’s, and small white string, all work for varying needs when you’re trying to hang stuff up or tie something back. I especially love that my friend included a small tape measure because carrying around a bulky tape measure from my husband’s tool box is just not cute or practical. I also love having post-its on the ready to label anything and everything. One of my favorite tips is to lay out your serving dishes and place a post-it on each one labeling what dish is supposed to be on each serving piece. Do this the day or two before a party and you’ll have a lot less stress the day of the event. They also work great when you’re setting up a table to label where everything is supposed to go, the cake, the favors, the gift table, etc. Labeling with post-its is also helpful if other people are helping you to set up so they know where everything is supposed to go and you can focus on other tasks.
And here’s a close up of the left side of my tool belt.
And here’s me sporting the tool belt so you can see how it looks on an actual human.
Yep, totally pretending to hang up that tissue pom.
Isn’t this the greatest thing ever? I’m so grateful to have it and know that it will be extremely helpful when getting ready for the next get together in our home. Would this make your life easier when decorating for a party? What goodies would you include in your tool belt? I almost want to plan a party so I can wear this and decorate for it! Happy Wednesday everyone, get excited for Friday’s post because it’s the first in a few Valentine’s Day posts and it’s going to be so pretty!