If this is your first party using my formula, give yourself at least three weeks to plan the party.
I’ll explain why.
Think of a runway at an airport.
It exists to give the plane time to build up speed and take off.
In the context of hosting a party, the runway gives you plenty of time to invite people.
Plus, advance notice makes it more likely that you guests will have an open schedule and be able to attend.
The runway also gives you time to buy a few necessary supplies like basic drinks and some snacks. But don’t panic about preparation yet. We’re just making a runway right now, not a whole airport.
Why three weeks?
Three weeks is the sweet spot. It provides you with plenty of time to build a solid list of RSVPs.
Other articles on this site will cover each of these steps in detail. For now, just know that a long party runway will increase your party’s attendance and decrease your stress.