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Believe it or not (and we’re not completely sure we can!) the holidays are upon us. If you’re thinking of gathering friends and family for some good times at your place—or any wonderful spot—this season, now’s definitely the time to get your plan together.

Thinking about the many, many details that go into a memorable holiday party can seem daunting, but there are some fabulous tools available to make the job easier and much more jolly!

We’ve gathered some of the best of the best in checklists and timelines here to help you break down your super soiree into delectable little manageable nibbles. Enjoy!

Martha Stewart Thanksgiving Planner and Holiday Party Timeline

Better Homes & Gardens Dinner Party Planning Checklist

eHow Holiday Party Planning Checklist

Real Simple Holiday Open-House Party Planning Checklist