What\'s the first thing on your list _ The first thing that needs to be done is choose a date for this very special occasion. If it\'s going to be a surprise for the mom to be you may want to consult with her significant other. He may be able to give you an idea of her schedule and when would be the best time to completely surprise her. He\'ll most likely want to help and may come up with a way to get her to the party. When the date is established check it off of your list.
Decide how you plan to handle the menu. If you are making food on your own, the checklist should have a food and ingredients item. Think about the types of foods you want to serve and the amounts of ingredients needed. Your checklist should also contain information about the catering company, in case you plan to use the services of such. Have its name, telephone and address listed. You should also include information about the menu selected and the progress on food preparation. Location Ideas _ Some information about the venue should be included in the party planning checklist, as well. Have a checklist item included about all suitable venues, their availability and contact information.