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.
You're about to start planning a party, but don't know where to start. You run to the grocery store, looking at this and that, deciding on a few things you may need, knowing the whole time you've forgotten something. Now it's time to head over to the local department store for some decorations. You follow the same unguided principles you went through at the grocery store. Then once again you missed a few things at the liquor store.