The budget is important because it can determine how your party will take shape. Figuring out your budget before any planning will save you time, and of course, it will save you money. It can narrow down the choices for the menu, the location, the drinks you\'ll serve, the decorations, the location, and the number of people you invite. The guest list is the next item you should put down on your party planning checklist. It, like the budget, is important to determine early on in your party planning process. If you were smart, you already have a budget calculated. That budget should already give you an idea of how many people you can invite.
What\'s the first thing on your list _ The first thing that needs to be done is choose a date for this very special occasion. If it\'s going to be a surprise for the mom to be you may want to consult with her significant other. He may be able to give you an idea of her schedule and when would be the best time to completely surprise her. He\'ll most likely want to help and may come up with a way to get her to the party. When the date is established check it off of your list.