Next on your checklist should will be details about where the party will be held. If you are undecided about where to host the party, you can always check out local halls, restaurants or even local parks, depending on the theme and type of party you are hosting. With a little research, you may find all sorts of unusual and interesting places which allow social events. Include on your checklist the venues which might be a good fit and contact them to see if they are available the date and time you like to have your party and to also get price information. You will also need to find out if the venue supplies the food, the menu selections offered and the price. When you have pricing information, you can decide if you would rather have the celebration at your home. If you do decide to have the party at home, you can hire a catering company to prepare and serve the food or you can make the food yourself..
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.