Welcome to the From Play Dates to Parties Hostess Toolkit, a curated list of the tools and party supplies I strongly recommend for planning and decorating your parties. I have tested every recommendation on this page. Many of the resources listed here are the items I use over and over again when planning or preparing for my parties.
Before digging into the awesome tools I know and trust, here’s an important disclosure:
Some of the links below are affiliate links , which means that if you choose to make a purchase, I may earn a commission at no additional cost to you. Please understand that I have experience with all of these items, and I recommend them because they are helpful and useful, not because of the small commissions I make if you decide to buy something. Don’t feel the need to spend your money on any products, unless they will help you prepare the best event you can within your budget.
I love to create and use party printables for my kids’ events. They’re an incredible way to get a custom look without breaking the bank. But you’ll want to use the right products to get the best results.
There are some decorations we find ourselves using over and over again. They're not expensive, but they can definitely help take your decorations from ho-hum to phenomenal.
You never know if or when you’ll need them, but when you do, they are lifesavers.
Here are a few items that have saved me in a pinch more than once. They're the items that I always re-stock as soon as they run out.
Bonus: None of them are too expensive either!
Party Supplies Checklist
Now, the products above are the exact items that I use all the time. But what about the other party supplies that you’ll need?
Well, I’ve got a downloadable party supplies checklist that you can use to make sure you’re totally prepared. You can purchase a copy in my shop, or you can subscribe to the newsletter below and I’ll send a free copy straight to your inbox.