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.
Decorations _ Your checklist has to contain information about the decorations you want, their quantities, delivery dates and exact positioning. Before you add this item to the checklist, try to imagine your party room and the way in which it is going to look. Are you going to make the decorations yourself or are you going to have them made for you? This information has to be included in the checklist, as well. Your checklist can also contain information about tableware, chairs and tables, appropriate music and activities. Anything that can help you get organized should make it to the final checklist. Use your checklist to monitor progress. It needs to focus on all of the party preparation steps. Customize the checklist and make sure that it corresponds to your needs and party planning progress. A carefully written checklist will streamline the process and make it much easier for you to get organized.