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.
Your checklist should contain information about people who have been invited, as well as their RSVP status. A guest list is actually the first thing you need to write down when planning a party. The names of guests and their RSVP status will help you decide on the menu, the amount of food you will need and the type of venue that will be most appropriate for the gathering. A small and intimate group will affect the party theme, the venue selection and the party activities. Menu and Ingredients Needed _ The checklist must include information about foods and beverages that will be offered during the party. When it comes to food, you have to options _ to make it yourself or to hire a catering company.