Updated on: Feb 16, 2024
Ever feel like you want to experience a whole new world and leave your normal life behind? A costume party is a great way to fulfill that desire of experiencing a new world. At a costume party, you can be whatever and whoever you want. However, planning one might not be as simple as it seems because there are many things to consider. To help you plan your next costume party, we prepared a customizable costume party checklist to make the process much easier. We have also provided a guide on how to plan a costume party with our checklist template.
5 Reasons to Love Our Costume Party Checklist
1. Automatic Timeline
How long does it take to plan a costume party, you ask? We believe that there is no fixed time frame that will work for everyone. Since everyone has their own specific situations and timeframes we created a checklist that will help you countdown the days till your surreal costume party.
First, pick a few dates and get the responses of your guest to see what day works the best. Unlike other checklists that show you a time frame that doesn't change, ours is flexible to your schedule. Just add the day you started planning your costume, along with what day you’ll be holding the costume party, and each task included in the worksheet will get an assigned due date! This will help you plan and make sure you have everything taken care of before the event.
Our template is formatted to help you easily see what tasks need to get done, and which should have higher priority.
- Shopping for the best costume? Check the box in the row for choosing the best costume, and it will turn green. This helps you visually spot which tasks are still outstanding.
- Did you get caught up with your busy schedule? If you start to approach a due date, it will turn yellow. If it passes without completion, it will turn red. This will help you prioritize tasks.
Suppose you want to plan this event with other people. In that case, our checklist enables you to assign a task to a specific person. As long as they have a Gmail account, they can have access to the checklist as a collaborator/editor. The feature is special to our checklist and won't be seen anywhere else. We believe that events should be a collaborative effort because it can be a really stressful task to do things independently. Our suggestion would be to assign half of your group to focus on purchasing the food while the other half focuses on buying the drinks.
4. Helpful Links
The template doesn’t just help you plan your time, it connects you with great resources in a single click.
- Want to survey your friends to find the best time to hold your costume party? Links to useful websites and apps are included.
- Want to have the best decorations? Easily find every service - from venues and caterers to DJs and decorators - you need in one place.
- Budgeting is a huge part of party planning. It doesn’t need to be difficult, though! Just use our budget worksheet, created just for your extravagant costume party! A link to this sheet will be included in the checklist.
- Need to order supplies? We’ve got you covered. Just click!
- Want to get the creative juices flowing with some fun party tips and ideas? We’ll link right to the articles you need.
This is no generic planning guideline that will result in an amazing costume party. So instead, we provided some suggestions for tasks that will help you create your customized costume party checklist.
How to Use Our Costume Party Checklist
Simply click the download button below to get started. We have created a step-by-step guide to take you through using our checklists: how to share your checklists with fellow planners, how to add/edit/delete tasks, how to sort/filter/reorder tasks, and more.
Costume Party Checklist: Conclusion
Many of these ideas do not have a set date to accomplish them, as you may have noticed. It’s mainly because everyone's circumstances are different, which means that your costume party checklist should be specialized for your current situation and needs. At Easy Event Planning we believe that planning a costume party should be fun and, well, easy! Our customizable checklist template will help ensure that all of your plans are in order before the event. If you enjoy using this checklist, you’ll love our planning tools for other events, too!
Written by Bryk Li