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.
The budget is important because it can determine how your party will take shape. Figuring out your budget before any planning will save you time, and of course, it will save you money. It can narrow down the choices for the menu, the location, the drinks you\'ll serve, the decorations, the location, and the number of people you invite. The guest list is the next item you should put down on your party planning checklist. It, like the budget, is important to determine early on in your party planning process. If you were smart, you already have a budget calculated. That budget should already give you an idea of how many people you can invite.