A party planning checklist should consist of the type of party you plan on having, it's budget, the guest list, venue, decorations, food and beverages and the time and date of your party. Start by writing yourself a header. Something like, 'Luau party planning checklist', will do just nicely. The reason it's a good idea to create a headline is it will make it more difficult to deviate from your parties theme if you keep reading it over and over. The next aspect of your checklist should definitely be your budget. Creating a budget and keeping track of all your spending is very important. Your budget will be the key reason for many of your up and coming party decisions. The checklist is a way of keeping everything in order so you don't overspend in one area and leave another area short.
Making a budget for the party is the first "to_do" item on your checklist. By making a budget first you can figure out how many people you can invite which leads into the next section of your checklist. Next are a group of tasks which focus on your guests. For example, you will need to make a list of who you would like to invite, obtain invitations and then prepare, address and mail the invitations. Make sure you create a deadline for when you need to have the invitations in the mail. Give your guest two weeks to RSVP to let you know if they will or will not be attending the party. Prepare a second checklist to keep track of the people who will be attending the party. Next on the party planning checklist is about the location where you'll be holding the party. If you have not decided where to hold the party and you are thinking of having the party somewhere other than your home, it's best to do a little research before moving forward. You'll want to add a note to your checklist to call different venues and get price quotes.