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.
If you do decide to make all the food yourself, you will need plan the menu and research food costs. These tasks will also need to be added to your checklist. Once you choose which option you would like, you will need to either book the venue or caterer. Make a special note on the checklist to confirm the party details a few days before the special event. A very important aspect of planning for the party is to make sure you have the right supplies. This includes everything from linens, to serving dishes to table and chairs. Make a list of all the party supplies you need and check to see what items you need to purchase, rental or borrow. Make sure and add this task to your checklist. Now that you know how handy party planning checklist can be, incorporate this simple tool into your next party and see how much easier planning can be.