Seder Checklist

Task

When

Whom

Invite guests

4–6 weeks in advance

 

Choose haggadah or haggadot [pl.]  make sure you have enough for everyone

4 weeks in advance

 

Begin Passover cleaning

4 weeks in advance

 

Plan menu

3 weeks in advance

 

Invite guests to bring food and/or prepare parts

3 weeks in advance

 

Shop for non-perishables; order wine

2–3 weeks in advance

 

Plan out seder  What will you read? What will you skip? What will you sing? What props do you need? Consult books, etc.

2 weeks in advance

 

Photocopy additions or songsheets

1 week in advance

 

Shop for perishables

3 days in advance

 

Finish cleaning and kasher kitchen; unpack Passover dishes, etc.

2–3 days in advance

 

Begin cooking

2–3 days in advance

 

Set table

1 day in advance

 

Last minute seder planning and tweeking

1 day in advance

 

Finish cooking, arrange seder plate or plates, finalize seating

Day of seder

 

 

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