When gathering ideas it is important to use your resources. Most importantly, requesting information from the guest of honor and if they are not sure ask questions. This can be done by asking them questions that will make their personality stand out. Certain cartoon characters, colors, animals, times in their life, culture, and entertainment are a start to what might personalize their party preparations. Birthday parties are most commonly designed around the guest of honor by their gender and age. If you or the guest of honor is having a hard time choosing a theme even after questioning personal interests, an easy trick to try is to run to the bakery. Many times they will have a cake book that shows cakes of different themes.
When setting up your checklist, the first things will be to decide on a date and to have an idea of your budget for the party. Once you know your budget, you will have a better idea of how many people you can invite. Keeping your budget in mind, create a list of people to invite. Depending on the formality of your party, you can Mail, email or simply call your guests. Make to sure to have your guests RSVP so will you know how many people will be attending the celebration.