What are checklists? A checklist is simply a simple set of instructions on how to do something within your niche. This is a simplified outline of the steps involved to get from a starting point to and ending point for some topic. Checklists can come in any shape and size. Common checklists might include 10 steps to changing a flat tire\", or \ൺ steps to building your dream home\". Think of a checklist as a recipe to follow, where your reader can start on step one and follow all steps to accomplish some goal.
When gathering ideas it is important to use your resources. Most importantly, requesting information from the guest of honor and if they are not sure ask questions. This can be done by asking them questions that will make their personality stand out. Certain cartoon characters, colors, animals, times in their life, culture, and entertainment are a start to what might personalize their party preparations. Birthday parties are most commonly designed around the guest of honor by their gender and age. If you or the guest of honor is having a hard time choosing a theme even after questioning personal interests, an easy trick to try is to run to the bakery. Many times they will have a cake book that shows cakes of different themes.