Create a checklist right now. Write down all of the things you think you need to do between now and the day of the big event. Of course, not all parties need a comprehensive list with timing deadlines. For example, if you were throwing an impromptu get_together with your friends, and you were doing a Mexican_themed party, with Mexican food and margaritas, you would want to make a list of everything you needed from the store. Granted, this is an oversimplification of what goes into planning a party, but you get the idea. The list will help you to remember everything you need for your party to be a success. When creating a party planning checklist for a really important event, like someone\'s 50th wedding anniversary or a retirement party, there are two extremely important items you need to have on that checklist before anything else: the budget and the guest list.
Budget plays an important role in determining how your party should sail through. It is the elementary pick which is going to estimate the throng that is going to turn up on the D_day. It even holds well in reverse. Sometimes, the host will have to define the budget after finalizing the list of party_goers. Secondly, the addresses of the guests have to be listed down to prepare for the sending of the invitations to the invited guests. Though the process of preparing the invitations may take time no further time should be wasted in writing up the invitations and sending them at least three weeks before the party day. The next thing is to patiently wait for the response from the invitee\'s end as they confirm or decline your invitation. Now, after receiving all the responses, the host should come up with another checklist. It should be a shorter list of those invited guests who confirmed for the party.