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.
You\'ve also forgotten to send invitations to so and so and a few others and the party is only a few days away. Suddenly you find yourself scrambling back to all the same stores trying to find the items you missed the first time around. Then out of nowhere the night of the party arrives and you realize you don\'t have enough food for all the invited guests. Then the worst possible thing happens, you hear a knock at the front door. It\'s as if a new and frightening nightmare has blossomed out of thin air. You feel the shakes coming on and your stress level is reaching new and incredible heights. I could go even further, but I think you get the idea. If only you had begun your planning by keeping track of all that you need, every purchased item and menu dishes prepared. If only you had made a party planning checklist none of the awful party mistakes listed above would have happened. Now that I\'ve gotten the point across about how important a checklist is I will now inform you about what it needs in order to make it work.