Why you need to create menu cards to get organized at parties!

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Party Menu Cards - yes they are very important. Here's why.

Who would have thought that party menu cards were this important. I spent many years planning parties off the cuff, without any planning (or considerable planning). I even forgot dishes / camera / chargers etc. Then over time as I learnt that planning is key to hosting a successful event, I started to gather knowledge about how to plan, hacks, check-lists etc. In fact, I created this checklist just for you. It has SAVED me time and again. 

 

And the biggest reason I make party menu cards now at ALL my parties is that it keeps me on track! I never forget a dish or groceries anymore (There’s a check-list for that too). In fact I have a check-list for everything that I plan – parties included. 

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1. Party Menu Cards - they help you plan the party efficiently

Who doesn’t need more efficiency and time savings in their lives? We all do. Having menu cards at parties helps you the planner make sure you have all the options available on time. You can even take one menu card and use it for yourself by making notes about when to bring those dishes out etc. 

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2. Party Menu Cards - they make choices very simple for kids and parents !

And kids love them. So do parents. It helps parents replicate the experience kids have at restaurants. And both my kids have asked for menus at home. So this is their chance to order off the menu at home. ha ha. It’s truly a win win for everyone. And it’s so simple to make filling out the choices also a game / activity at a birthday party. It would easily eat up 15-20 minutes depending on the size of the party. So at your next party try getting the kids to check the menu options they want. See their reaction! 

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3. Party Menu Cards - they help you avoid messes!

And the most practical reason for having these menu cards is that they help you decrease clean up time. With these menu cards you can now track who ordered which item (Tip: Don’t forget to name them) and serve directly from the kitchen to the table without having to lay out all the menu options on the table. Now that’s a huge no no when it comes to kids. 

There was a time kids at my son’s 8th birthday decided to throw fries across the table as a game!! It’s a good thing I was not responsible for clean-up at that venue. 

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4. Party Menu Cards - they add a special touch to your planning!

And if your goal is to stand out with planning, this is exactly what you want to do!! It’s so easy to create a menu card on a tool like Canva. And if you do not have the time to, ask us.. We will do it for you. Simply contact us by requesting access to our community. You can also follow us on Instagram and DM for any inquiries. 

5. Party Menu Cards - now you can have some fun with them!

And if you are a creative mama, you probably always want to add those extra touches! You ca personalize these menu cards with options for gluten free, dairy free items as well. And add funny quotes or pictures on each one to have a laugh! 

Want more DIY ? Check out our ideas on DIY loot bags that don’t end up in land-fills. HERE

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