Monday, March 22, 2010

Monday Motivation: Party Pantry

When I quickly prepared for an Open House last month, I was really glad I had taken the time to put together a party pantry.  I'm fortunate to have an extra area to store such items in the house I live in.  In our previous home, I didn't have as much space, but I still kept party goods inventoried and stored together.  I stored them in our large picnic basket.

In this cabinet, I store paper goods such as paper plates, bowls, napkins, tablecloths, and paper decorations such as streamers.  We tend to have large get togethers of 20-30 people, so I usually buy in bulk.


In an extra closet, I keep holiday dishes and extra serving dishes.  I probably should have tidied this up a bit but I'm just keeping it real for ya.  I just opened the door and took the pic.  I have a very small kitchen and I can't possibly keep everything stored in my cabinets.  This closet (and the cabinet you see above) are located in an apartment above our garage that our daughter lives in right now.  Her wedding dress is hanging to the right of the door, waiting for a special day in October. Squee!  I have comandeered part of that apartment for storage because I'm the MOM. 

As I look at this pantry now, I see a few things I need to donate to Good Will.  I'll take care of that later.  What kinds of items would you keep in your party pantry?


  1. Still looks great to me...I wish I had a party pantry...mine is a chaotic mess, thanks for the inspiration:)

  2. I love the idea of a party pantry. I have one at our family home. I have three drawers of cloth tablecloths and a closet of seasonal decorations. It is really nice to have the room. But the best part is everything is at your fingertips when you need it! I need to put my big cooking pots in the closet to make more room in the kitchen.


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