Budget plays an important role in determining how your party should sail through. It is the elementary pick which is going to estimate the throng that is going to turn up on the D_day. It even holds well in reverse. Sometimes, the host will have to define the budget after finalizing the list of party_goers. Secondly, the addresses of the guests have to be listed down to prepare for the sending of the invitations to the invited guests. Though the process of preparing the invitations may take time no further time should be wasted in writing up the invitations and sending them at least three weeks before the party day. The next thing is to patiently wait for the response from the invitee's end as they confirm or decline your invitation. Now, after receiving all the responses, the host should come up with another checklist. It should be a shorter list of those invited guests who confirmed for the party.
The checklist should be in writing. If some representing themselves as a home watch company cannot produce a written checklist, save your time and money. These are people who will 'work from memory' to accomplish what they do. How can they show accomplishment of each item? Just ask them! Without a written checklist you have no idea what was actually done. They may have run through the property and ensured there were no fires, and left. Without a written checklist, you have no idea. A good company will keep the checklist for reference in case they believe there may be a problem in the future.