Gather ideas from this party for your next special event.
Another important element of any party is, of course, the food. For ease, create a menu of items that can be prepared a day or so ahead. This will give you time to attend to all the other details. After the menu is set, distribute the recipes to other hosts to prepare. Be sure to select dishes that are tried-and-true. This isn't the time to experiment.
So start working on your guest list, it's time to have a party