Event Planning Checklist

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Holiday Dinner Checklist:

 

Fresh Whole Turkey or Ham

GROCERIES

Salt and ground pepper
Ginger
Nutmeg
Cinnamon
Vanilla extract
Herbs
White sugar
Brown sugar
Corn syrup
Flour
Pecan halves
Semi-sweet chocolate chips
Canned pumpkin
Canned dark cherries
Raisins
Dried apricots
Nuts
Vegetable oil
Cider vinegar
Steak sauce
Mustard
Salad dressing
Cranberry sauce
Gravy mix
Beef or chicken stock
Stuffing mix
Crackers
Chips
Soda
Seltzer water
Coffee
Tea

BAKERY

Dinner rolls
Bread
Pie
Cake
Cookies

PRODUCE

Onions
Garlic
Salad greens
Mushrooms
Carrots
Potatoes
Sweet potatoes
Green beans
Apples
Navel oranges
Cranberries
Lemons and limes
Fresh parsley
Fresh thyme
Crudités platter
Dip

 

REFRIGERATED/FROZEN

Milk
Butter or margarine
Eggs
Orange juice
Apple cider
Refrigerated pie crust
Whipped topping
Pie crust
Ice cream
Cream
Egg nog
Cheese

 

BEER AND WINE

Cooking wine or dry sherry
Red wine
White wine
Beer

PAPER AND CLEANING SUPPLIES

Dishwashing liquid
Garbage bags
Plastic wrap
Aluminum foil
Garbage can for recyclables
Plenty of containers for leftovers
Disposable containers for guests
Paper towels
Toilet paper
Napkins
Tissues
Guest hand towels
Hand soap

 

PARTY SUPPLIES

Extra ice cubes
Serving utensils
Carving knives
Coolers to keep beverages cold (this will save refrigerator space)
Extra tables and chairs
Candles
Floral centerpieces
Place cards
Holiday music

FUN

Camera and film
Colored pencils and crayons
Coloring books
Craft supplies
Holiday stickers
Playing cards
Board games
Football
Holiday videos

 

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