Checklists don’t need to be complicated, if they are it turns them into to do lists, which are a completely different deal. This is why keeping your birthday party checklist is important. It will help you stay organized and go through the party planning process in a jiffy.
Birthday Party Checklist
A a good party checklist is one that can be used for all kinds of events: birthday parties, office parties even baby-showers. All good parties have a few things in common and these are: good food, good entertainment and a good atmosphere. However you do need to keep track of the planning process and that’s why an event checklist template is an important tool to use. Here’s a short and general birthday party checklist that will get you started. Please note that this is a very general list and each point is later broken down into a detailed to do list depending on the type of party you are planning.
A Simple Party Planning Checklist:
- Define your budget
- Decide on a venue and book it
- Make a guest list and send out invitations
- Create a food & drink list of things you need to buy or order from a caterer
- Create a decorations/party favors and a party supply list
- Decide on entertainment and make a list of party games
Read this post on how to find the perfect event planning template to create your own birthday party checklist.
A Few Additions to Your Party Checklist
These are important points that always get overlooked and someone ends up scrambling last minute to purchase, create or organize these things which always puts a strain on your initial budget and adds to the stress of party planning.
Tip 1: leave a few extra dollars unspent for cases of emergency
Tip 2: Create a playlist, in case your entertainment plan fails
Tip 3: Have a designated coat-check or bag area
Tip 4: Buy lots of ice, you can always use it for another party
Tip 5: Prepare lots of party games for adults
Useful Resources for Your Party
Here is another great birthday party checklist and at the end you’ll find lots of useful tips for planning your birthday party so it’s definitely worth to check out.
If you have the additional resources and want to do something nice for your guests I recommend investing in some party favours, here’s a great list where you can get ideas for things you can purchase or DIY.
No matter what time of birthday party you are planning making it a success is relatively simple if you have the right tools and you set your mind to sticking to these tools. Use a birthday party checklist and stick to it, especially when you have a lot on your mind and very little time to get to it all. Start early and do one thing at a time and your party will be as enjoyable as you envision it to be.