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.
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.