Your checklist should contain information about people who have been invited, as well as their RSVP status. A guest list is actually the first thing you need to write down when planning a party. The names of guests and their RSVP status will help you decide on the menu, the amount of food you will need and the type of venue that will be most appropriate for the gathering. A small and intimate group will affect the party theme, the venue selection and the party activities. Menu and Ingredients Needed _ The checklist must include information about foods and beverages that will be offered during the party. When it comes to food, you have to options _ to make it yourself or to hire a catering company.
If you are thinking of having the party at a reception hall or similar rented venue, find out if they supply the food or if they require the food to be purchase from one of their preferred suppliers. Ask about the cost and menu options. After you have this information, you can decide if you want to have the party at catered at home or if you want to have the party at an outside venue. You will need to add to your checklist to get quotes from caterers. If you enjoy cooking, you might want to prepare the food at home yourself. If so, make a note on your checklist to investigate menus and food cost. Once you make a decision which option you would like, you will need to either book the venue or caterer. Make a note on your checklist to confirm the party details closer to the actual day of the party.