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?