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.
Second on the list _ A budget is the next thing to think about. Is money no object or will it be important to get the most out of every dollar. In either case you can present a lovely party for the mom to be. If more than one person is helping to pay for the shower get together and have an honest discussion about what you can afford. If one person has less money to contribute maybe they can offer their house as the place to hold the party. A lot is involved in getting ones home in top shape for entertaining. Discuss ways to stay in budget. Does someone know where to get a good discount on something that is needed? Do you enjoy crafting or baking? How can your skills contribute? When the budget is finalized check it off the list.