If you are thinking of having the party at a reception hall or similar rented venue, find out if they supply the food or if they require the food to be purchase from one of their preferred suppliers. Ask about the cost and menu options. After you have this information, you can decide if you want to have the party at catered at home or if you want to have the party at an outside venue. You will need to add to your checklist to get quotes from caterers. If you enjoy cooking, you might want to prepare the food at home yourself. If so, make a note on your checklist to investigate menus and food cost. Once you make a decision which option you would like, you will need to either book the venue or caterer. Make a note on your checklist to confirm the party details closer to the actual day of the party.
Decorations _ Your checklist has to contain information about the decorations you want, their quantities, delivery dates and exact positioning. Before you add this item to the checklist, try to imagine your party room and the way in which it is going to look. Are you going to make the decorations yourself or are you going to have them made for you? This information has to be included in the checklist, as well. Your checklist can also contain information about tableware, chairs and tables, appropriate music and activities. Anything that can help you get organized should make it to the final checklist. Use your checklist to monitor progress. It needs to focus on all of the party preparation steps. Customize the checklist and make sure that it corresponds to your needs and party planning progress. A carefully written checklist will streamline the process and make it much easier for you to get organized.