<p>DAY OF (DURING THE PARTY)</p>
<p>&gt; Do requested services within the allotted time (generally, two hours per party; $100/hour after that.)</p>
<p>&gt; Clean, so as to be ready for next clients after the party ends.</p>
<p>&gt; After services are completed, take charge of any additional events, like cake-cutting or a kids&rsquo; party dance contest.</p>
<p>&gt; Collect payment, which includes $75 party fee and 20% gratuity. (A maximum of one credit card is allowed per party.)</p>

DAY OF (DURING THE PARTY)

> Do requested services within the allotted time (generally, two hours per party; $100/hour after that.)

> Clean, so as to be ready for next clients after the party ends.

> After services are completed, take charge of any additional events, like cake-cutting or a kids’ party dance contest.

> Collect payment, which includes $75 party fee and 20% gratuity. (A maximum of one credit card is allowed per party.)

<p>7 DAYS OUT</p>
<p>&gt; Reserve bartender (optional). Reserve guitarist (optional).</p>
<p>&gt; Last date for party cancellation, to receive a refund of deposit (if the party booked the entire salon).</p>

7 DAYS OUT

> Reserve bartender (optional). Reserve guitarist (optional).

> Last date for party cancellation, to receive a refund of deposit (if the party booked the entire salon).

<p>4 DAYS OUT</p>
<p>&gt; Collect the 25% deposit from the hostess (generally charged to a credit card).</p>

4 DAYS OUT

> Collect the 25% deposit from the hostess (generally charged to a credit card).

<p>3 DAYS OUT</p>
<p>&gt; Place the catering order with a neighboring business (optional).</p>
<p>&gt; Last date for party cancellation, to receive a refund of deposit (if the party did not book the entire salon).</p>

3 DAYS OUT

> Place the catering order with a neighboring business (optional).

> Last date for party cancellation, to receive a refund of deposit (if the party did not book the entire salon).

<p>1 DAY OUT</p>
<p>&gt; Contact hostess to handle any last-minute questions or concerns.</p>

1 DAY OUT

> Contact hostess to handle any last-minute questions or concerns.

<p>DAY OF (MORNING)</p>
<p>&gt; Hostess drops off party decorations (optional).</p>

DAY OF (MORNING)

> Hostess drops off party decorations (optional).

<p>DAY OF (30 MINUTES BEFORE)</p>
<p>&gt; Set up salon decorations, optional client-provided decorations, and catering display, if ordered. (Salon decorations can include rose petals, lighting candles, and/or writing a personalized greeting on the message board.)</p>

DAY OF (30 MINUTES BEFORE)

> Set up salon decorations, optional client-provided decorations, and catering display, if ordered. (Salon decorations can include rose petals, lighting candles, and/or writing a personalized greeting on the message board.)

<p>DAY OF (AS GUESTS ARRIVE)</p>
<p>&gt; Start playing party-themed movies.</p>
<p>&gt; Turn up the music and/or hook up the requested iPod.</p>
<p>&gt; Help guests pick out polish colors. (If it&rsquo;s a surprise party, guests pick out polishes before the guest of honor arrives.)</p>

DAY OF (AS GUESTS ARRIVE)

> Start playing party-themed movies.

> Turn up the music and/or hook up the requested iPod.

> Help guests pick out polish colors. (If it’s a surprise party, guests pick out polishes before the guest of honor arrives.)

<p>DAY OF (AS GUESTS LEAVE)</p>
<p>&gt; Turn down the music.</p>
<p>&gt; Turn off themed movies.</p>
<p>&gt; Welcome non-party guests to the salon.</p>

DAY OF (AS GUESTS LEAVE)

> Turn down the music.

> Turn off themed movies.

> Welcome non-party guests to the salon.

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<p>DAY OF (DURING THE PARTY)</p>
<p>&gt; Do requested services within the allotted time (generally, two hours per party; $100/hour after that.)</p>
<p>&gt; Clean, so as to be ready for next clients after the party ends.</p>
<p>&gt; After services are completed, take charge of any additional events, like cake-cutting or a kids&rsquo; party dance contest.</p>
<p>&gt; Collect payment, which includes $75 party fee and 20% gratuity. (A maximum of one credit card is allowed per party.)</p>
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DAY OF (DURING THE PARTY)

> Do requested services within the allotted time (generally, two hours per party; $100/hour after that.)

> Clean, so as to be ready for next clients after the party ends.

> After services are completed, take charge of any additional events, like cake-cutting or a kids’ party dance contest.

> Collect payment, which includes $75 party fee and 20% gratuity. (A maximum of one credit card is allowed per party.)

<p>7 DAYS OUT</p>
<p>&gt; Reserve bartender (optional). Reserve guitarist (optional).</p>
<p>&gt; Last date for party cancellation, to receive a refund of deposit (if the party booked the entire salon).</p>
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7 DAYS OUT

> Reserve bartender (optional). Reserve guitarist (optional).

> Last date for party cancellation, to receive a refund of deposit (if the party booked the entire salon).

<p>4 DAYS OUT</p>
<p>&gt; Collect the 25% deposit from the hostess (generally charged to a credit card).</p>
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4 DAYS OUT

> Collect the 25% deposit from the hostess (generally charged to a credit card).

<p>3 DAYS OUT</p>
<p>&gt; Place the catering order with a neighboring business (optional).</p>
<p>&gt; Last date for party cancellation, to receive a refund of deposit (if the party did not book the entire salon).</p>
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3 DAYS OUT

> Place the catering order with a neighboring business (optional).

> Last date for party cancellation, to receive a refund of deposit (if the party did not book the entire salon).

<p>1 DAY OUT</p>
<p>&gt; Contact hostess to handle any last-minute questions or concerns.</p>
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1 DAY OUT

> Contact hostess to handle any last-minute questions or concerns.

<p>DAY OF (MORNING)</p>
<p>&gt; Hostess drops off party decorations (optional).</p>
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DAY OF (MORNING)

> Hostess drops off party decorations (optional).

<p>DAY OF (30 MINUTES BEFORE)</p>
<p>&gt; Set up salon decorations, optional client-provided decorations, and catering display, if ordered. (Salon decorations can include rose petals, lighting candles, and/or writing a personalized greeting on the message board.)</p>
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DAY OF (30 MINUTES BEFORE)

> Set up salon decorations, optional client-provided decorations, and catering display, if ordered. (Salon decorations can include rose petals, lighting candles, and/or writing a personalized greeting on the message board.)

<p>DAY OF (AS GUESTS ARRIVE)</p>
<p>&gt; Start playing party-themed movies.</p>
<p>&gt; Turn up the music and/or hook up the requested iPod.</p>
<p>&gt; Help guests pick out polish colors. (If it&rsquo;s a surprise party, guests pick out polishes before the guest of honor arrives.)</p>
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DAY OF (AS GUESTS ARRIVE)

> Start playing party-themed movies.

> Turn up the music and/or hook up the requested iPod.

> Help guests pick out polish colors. (If it’s a surprise party, guests pick out polishes before the guest of honor arrives.)

<p>DAY OF (AS GUESTS LEAVE)</p>
<p>&gt; Turn down the music.</p>
<p>&gt; Turn off themed movies.</p>
<p>&gt; Welcome non-party guests to the salon.</p>
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DAY OF (AS GUESTS LEAVE)

> Turn down the music.

> Turn off themed movies.

> Welcome non-party guests to the salon.

ManiPediCutie! (MPC)  in Hermosa Beach, Calif., shares its timeline for hosting a successful mani-pedi party. (MPC should know — they host about 10 parties a month!) See the steps starting at 14 days out to after the guests leave.

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