3. Make sure your shopping list contains non-foodstuffs
Band-Aids, an extra trashcan, aspirin, wet wipes -- so not everyone has to use your bathroom to wash their hands -- all key and often overlooked. “There’s a lot you can do well before your guests arrive,” says Brad Orison, founder of the 10,000 sq. ft. Mississippi BBQ mecca The Shed. He recommends getting high-quality disposables for food storage (and the sharpies to emboss them), and figuring out where people can sit days before your party.