Next, we transferred the information over to an Excel spreadsheet. It's not imperative that you use Excel, or even a computer for that matter, but I always have my computer with me. You can write it down on a piece of copy paper if you have to. I just wouldn't recommend Jill's Post_It method. That can be okay if you think of something while you're out, but don't have your checklist with you at the time. Just be sure to transfer it to your checklist as soon as you can. Once everything was transferred to the Excel checklist I had created for her, she told me which items on the list she had finished, and we checked those off. She even remembered a few more ideas she had about the menu, so we entered those in the appropriate section.
Party ideas might seem hard to come up with at first but referencing the occasion gives a planner a good start in the right direction. Examining the key purpose to the event and choosing a theme will help direct your imagination to what would interest you and entertain the guests. To best represent the desires of the guest of honor, inquire what theme they would like.