1. You do not need to do everything. The party, of course, involves many people. Thus you can also ask for help to some of your friends to bring food items, or even ask your friends to help cook in the kitchen. With the participation of your friends in this cooking, then cooking becomes easier and even more fun.
2. You have to know what you are going to serve to guests. Therefore, you must have a plan of what the menu will be cooked. Plan your menu at least two weeks before the party. This will help you in knowing how much you need so you are sure that the food would be enough for everybody. Make a shopping list, what items you should buy. This is important, so if you run out of food you do not have to waste the time shopping at the last minute because you run out of supplies.
3. A lot of party foods can actually be cooked earlier. See the list of what menu should be cooked in advance or even can be cooked one or two days before the party. In this way you will only cook fewer items when the big day comes. You only need to reheat or re-melt the cooked food. Or if necessary, put the food into the refrigerator. When the big day comes you just have to reheat again.
4. Pre-measure. For foods that can not be cooked ahead of time, you should prepare the ingredients the night before. Spices can be prepared and keep it in the container. On the day of your party, you just have to cook it because all the ingredients had been prepared earlier. Thus you will not waste time just to prepare them.
Cooking for a party may seem to be overwhelming and make your mind busy. But if you can plan properly and work in accordance with the strategy you will find that cooking for the party not only fun but also easy. Try these tips to your next party and see how things will go smoothly. And most important of these are that the core of a party is the event to have fun. This will ensure your success in planning, cooking, which makes the success of your party.