I could see a calm enter Jill\'s eyes. The completed checklist revealed to her that she was a lot further along than she had originally thought. I printed out the party planning checklist for her (yes, I always have a portable printer with me too), got confirmation from her that she would continue using the checklist for the remainder of her planning, and sent her home knowing she\'d be fine. This example illustrates the importance of a party planning checklist. Not only does it keep you organized by telling you what you\'ve completed and what you still have to accomplish, but it also give the host piece of mind.
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.