Community Insider Fall 2017 - Page 21

you may consider buying less expensive decorations this year and investing in more permanent décor after the holidays when it goes on sale. Table linens can also be expensive to rent, to buy or to have dry cleaned after each event. Opt for the stretchy table linens that hook on to the feet of the tables. They make them for all types of tables and in every color and you will save a fortune on dry cleaning costs after the party. INVITATIONS Invitations and RSVPs are crucial in determining what the shopping list (and the budget) will look like. After all, knowing how much food to purchase is half the battle! Web -based invitation systems such as E-Vite are a wonderful tool; they are very inexpensive (and sometimes free) depending on the number of invite recipients. LIBATIONS Carefully consider whether the association should serve alcohol at a community hosted function. Each community is different. Whether you live in a master planned community, or a high rise, be sure to check with the association’s legal counsel before serving alcohol at your event. You certainly want the residents to be safe on that drive home from the clubhouse! NEED HELP? If you are a team of one or if you need to find someone to serve food or clean-up, there is a very useful app called TaskRabbit. Simply upload your request-including the type of service you need, the date and time and any uniform instructions and the app will find you help! Payment is made via a credit card in the app which makes for a very streamlined process. If you are hosting a holiday party this year, remember to relax and have fun! Guests can Ryan Figley is the General sense stress Manager of Park Laurel Owners Association so leave that at for Action Property Management, Inc. Park the office and Laurel is a twin tower condo association on the enjoy! forefront of Balboa Park. Licenses #664779 Asphalt R&R New Paving Construction ADA Compliance Service Grinding & Pulverizing Overlays & Fabric Installs Seal & Striping Concrete R&R So-Cal: 951.940.0200 Desert Division: 760.320.9600 Proud Members of: BIA,BOMA,CAI,IREM,CACM,CREW