Next, we transferred the information over to an Excel spreadsheet. It\'s not imperative that you use Excel, or even a computer for that matter, but I always have my computer with me. You can write it down on a piece of copy paper if you have to. I just wouldn\'t recommend Jill\'s Post_It method. That can be okay if you think of something while you\'re out, but don\'t have your checklist with you at the time. Just be sure to transfer it to your checklist as soon as you can. Once everything was transferred to the Excel checklist I had created for her, she told me which items on the list she had finished, and we checked those off. She even remembered a few more ideas she had about the menu, so we entered those in the appropriate section.
When setting up your checklist, the first things will be to decide on a date and to have an idea of your budget for the party. Once you know your budget, you will have a better idea of how many people you can invite. Keeping your budget in mind, create a list of people to invite. Depending on the formality of your party, you can Mail, email or simply call your guests. Make to sure to have your guests RSVP so will you know how many people will be attending the celebration.