Do you have your party planning checklist? You don't? Why not? What do you mean you don't know what I'm talking about? For a party to be a success, it needs careful thought and planning. If you don't have a checklist, then how do you know what you've finished, and what's still left to do?
The item listed after the budget on the party planning checklist is usually your venue choice. If you are planning to have the party away from home the venue choice will cost money and will come out of your budget and a time will have to be arranged for decorations and so forth. If your party is going to be at home, and you have to hire a professional to come and clean some unwanted stains out of your rug the parties budget will be affected, making it an important listing in your checklist. Of course, if your home needs nothing besides some freshening up you may leave it off your list for now.