The guest list is a driving factor in deciding such things as the menu and style of meal you will be having. If you have more than ten people on your list, you can probably rule out a five course sit_down meal, especially if you\'re preparing the meal yourself. You have a pretty good idea how many people can fit in your house, so the guest list can also tell you if you can have the party at your house, or not. The budget and the guest list are two essential items to include on your party planning checklist. These two should be the first two items you add because they both can narrow down the focus of your party. The order of what you accomplish on your list isn\'t as important as making sure you have one. Keeping track of what you need to do versus what\'s been done already will help you plan a successful party that everyone will enjoy.
If you need to purchase party supplies, such as plates, napkins or utensils, make sure to add this to your list. Another item for the checklist is to phone rental companies for prices on tables, chairs or party supply items. You can even rent linens, glasses and plates! Make sure to secure your rental items early to avoid a last minute rush, especially during major holidays when there are lots of parties. Each checklist varies from host to host and party to party. But it is clear that creating a party planning checklist is a wonderful way to stay organized, get everything done in the proper amount of time and the ability to give the best party you can.