First off, you should know that Jill is a very spontaneous person; \"plan\" just isn\'t a word that has ever entered her vocabulary. She has sisters that are much more suited to planning this type of a party, but it really doesn\'t matter. No matter how unorganized you think you are, planning a successful party is as easy as creating a party planning checklist. I took all of the Post_Its, and with Jill\'s help, we organized them into a puzzle of sorts. This puzzle was the start of her checklist. I could see that she had written down names of places, dates and times, menu ideas, theme ideas, and people\'s names. Everything we need for a good checklist seemed to be on the notes.
If you do decide to make all the food yourself, you will need plan the menu and research food costs. These tasks will also need to be added to your checklist. Once you choose which option you would like, you will need to either book the venue or caterer. Make a special note on the checklist to confirm the party details a few days before the special event. A very important aspect of planning for the party is to make sure you have the right supplies. This includes everything from linens, to serving dishes to table and chairs. Make a list of all the party supplies you need and check to see what items you need to purchase, rental or borrow. Make sure and add this task to your checklist. Now that you know how handy party planning checklist can be, incorporate this simple tool into your next party and see how much easier planning can be.