If you need to purchase party supplies, such as plates, napkins or utensils, make sure to add this to your list. Another item for the checklist is to phone rental companies for prices on tables, chairs or party supply items. You can even rent linens, glasses and plates! Make sure to secure your rental items early to avoid a last minute rush, especially during major holidays when there are lots of parties. Each checklist varies from host to host and party to party. But it is clear that creating a party planning checklist is a wonderful way to stay organized, get everything done in the proper amount of time and the ability to give the best party you can.
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.