This birthday party checklist will make it easier for you to plan and prepare for your child's birthday party. Cross items off the list, and you'll know you're ready for the party. Are you throwing a party but don't know where to begin? With our simple party planning checklist, you can eliminate the guesswork from your planning. You can keep a date in mind, but don't limit yourself to just one day. Be adaptable and confirm that the most important guests are available on your chosen date. If you have a favorite location for your event, check with the venue ahead of time to see if they are available for hire on your preferred date.