I just finished the official "after action review" of our Christmas open house.
For those of you who haven't spent recent time in Corporate America, an "after action review" is the analysis of an event to determine what went well and what did not go well. The goal is to document the review findings so the next time the event occurs, any problems are not repeated and all successes are repeated or improved upon.
Obviously, Corporate America still influences me.
So, my party book now contains all the notes on the guest list, food, beverages, glass rentals, household preparation/help and party set-up.For the 2010 party, all I have to do is open the book!