You\'ve also forgotten to send invitations to so and so and a few others and the party is only a few days away. Suddenly you find yourself scrambling back to all the same stores trying to find the items you missed the first time around. Then out of nowhere the night of the party arrives and you realize you don\'t have enough food for all the invited guests. Then the worst possible thing happens, you hear a knock at the front door. It\'s as if a new and frightening nightmare has blossomed out of thin air. You feel the shakes coming on and your stress level is reaching new and incredible heights. I could go even further, but I think you get the idea. If only you had begun your planning by keeping track of all that you need, every purchased item and menu dishes prepared. If only you had made a party planning checklist none of the awful party mistakes listed above would have happened. Now that I\'ve gotten the point across about how important a checklist is I will now inform you about what it needs in order to make it work.
The guest list is a driving factor in deciding such things as the menu and style of meal you will be having. If you have more than ten people on your list, you can probably rule out a five course sit_down meal, especially if you\'re preparing the meal yourself. You have a pretty good idea how many people can fit in your house, so the guest list can also tell you if you can have the party at your house, or not. The budget and the guest list are two essential items to include on your party planning checklist. These two should be the first two items you add because they both can narrow down the focus of your party. The order of what you accomplish on your list isn\'t as important as making sure you have one. Keeping track of what you need to do versus what\'s been done already will help you plan a successful party that everyone will enjoy.