Birthday Party Checklist

Date & Time: __________________

THREE TO FOUR WEEKS BEFORE THE PARTY (Get out your calendar now & mark this date!)
   __ Contact Ralph Dean to confirm date & time.
   __ Make a guest list.
   __ Make a tentative schedule of party activities.
   __ Decide which decorations and favors to make and which to buy.
   __ List all supplies needed.
   __ Plan the party menu.

TWO TO THREE WEEKS BEFORE THE PARTY
   __ Make/buy invitations.
   __ Mail or drop off invitations.
   __ Buy party supplies.
   __ Start making party decorations and favors.
   __ Order cake from bakery if you're not making your own.
   __ Arrange for extra help.

ONE WEEK BEFORE THE PARTY
   __ Finish decorations and favors.
   __ Confirm any orders placed for cake and/or party supplies.
   __ Bake cake and freeze it, if making your own cake.
   __ Make any other foods that can be prepared ahead of time and store in the freezer.
   __ Write out a final schedule of activities for the party.

TWO-THREE DAYS BEFORE THE PARTY
   __ Buy remaining food for the party.
   __ Buy film and/or videotape.
   __ Check batteries for cameras, flash units and/or camcorders. (Often forgotten!)
   __ Get an exact guest count. Tally responses and call those who haven't responded.
   __ Call to confirm any services or entertainment.

ONE DAY BEFORE THE PARTY
   __ Finish decorating cake or pick up from bakery.
   __ Child-proof party area.
   __ Decorate any indoor areas of party.
   __ Prepare all "Do-Ahead" food.
   __ Talk to the Birthday Child about thanking the giver and not saying, I already have that! or I dont like Scooby-Doo!

THE DAY OF THE PARTY
   __ Prepare the rest of the food.
   __ Decorate outside party area.
   __ Practice with the Birthday Child about thanking the giver and not saying, I already have that! or I dont like Scooby-Doo!
   __ Mark the outside of the house or the party area with balloons or a sign.
   __ Keep your schedule of party activities handy.

If you have any questions contact me! Or if you need a different schedule for your party, NO PROBLEM! My goal is to meet and exceed your entertainment needs.

To make your child's next birthday party UNFORGETTABLE for your child, and
STRESS-FREE for you,
call Ralph at (408) 688-7077 or to
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