CF Party Planner


CharlottesvilleFamily Party Planner Check List

4-6 Weeks Ahead
Choose a theme, budget, date, time, location, entertainment and make lists, lists, and more lists! Commit it to paper and you won't have to commit it to memory.

3-4 Weeks Ahead
Prepare invitations, plan decorations and start collecting what you need. Plan the party games and crafts and refine those lists!

2 Weeks Ahead
Mail invitations, plan the party flow and activity sequence, plan menu and cake, order party favors, make decorations, and complete any "do-ahead" projects. Also, plan a safe place for pets during the celebration.

1 Week to 2 Days Ahead
Make a countdown list, order cake and balloons, call anyone who hasn't RSVP'd, deep clean house, grocery shop for party menu (don't forget batteries and film!).

1 - 2 Days Ahead
Do all final shopping, prep menu, finish last minute projects and make sure cameras are ready to use, pick up rentals, plan partywear for everyone and clean the house again.

PARTY DAY!
Finish remaining cooking, decorate, lay out craft supplies, pick up ice and balloons if needed, snap photos while all is intact, take a deep breath and smile - It's Party Time!

Don't Forget to... Turn on music before party, be a hostess not a hired hand, and give out those party favors.

After the Party
Send Thank You notes to guests and helpers, return rentals, make notes on what worked - useful when you get requests for repeat performances next year.

Relax! You're An Awesome Party Planner! Check out Locally Charlottesville for more great local places to cater your event, purchase wonderful gifts and more!

 Bakeries
 
ALBEMARLE BAKING COMPANY
293-6456.

BREADWORKS
296-4663.

CAPPELLINO'S CRAZY CAKES
293-2964.

CHANDLER'S BAKERY
975-2253.

HOTCAKES
295-6037.

MALIHA CREATIONS
973-3183.

PARADOX PASTRY
245-2253.

PEARL'S BAKE SHOPPE
293-2253.

SPLENDORA'S GELATO
296-8555.

SWEETHAUS CUPCAKES
422-2677.

 Catering
 
20 SOUTH CATERING
296-2420.

A PIMENTO CATERING
971-7720.

BELLAIR MARKET
971-6608.

BELMONT BBQ
979-7427.

BLUE RIDGE CAFE & CATERING
985-3633.

C & O RESTAURANT & CATERING
971-7044.

DOMINO'S PIZZA
Made-to-order fresh pizzas, sandwiches, wings, pasta & more. Free kindness with every order.
8 locally owned locations, Web Site: http://www.dominos.com
see website.

EDIBLE ARRANGEMENTS
975-5333.

EVERYDAY GOURMET CATERING
977-5090.

GLORIOUS FOODS INC
817-7278.

HARVEST MOON CATERING
296-9091.

IVY PROVISIONS
202-1308.

MONA LISA PASTA
295-2494.

SIMPLY DELICIOUS CATERING
220-3332.

THE CATERING OUTFIT
951-4699.

WAYSIDE TAKEOUT
977-5000.

ZAZUS
293-3454.

 Entertainment
 
A WORLD OF MAGIC WITH ZEPHYR THE MAGICIAN
973-8736.

DAVID GRAHAM, MAGICIAN
760-0596.

DEBRA GUY'S CHILDREN'S MUSIC
218-2268.

DJ BUBBLE PARTIES
960-2705.

EXPRESSIONS FACE PAINTING
409-4796.

FRECKLES N' FRIENDS ENTERTAINMENT
971-5812.

MEGASOUND ENTERTAINMENT
966-1061.

METAMORPHOSIS BODY ART
589-8906.

PETER JONES, STORYTELLER
978-3603.

TELL ME ABOUT IT MYSTERY TOURS
760-0525.

WES ISELI, MAGICIAN
877-987-4201.

WILD EARTH ENCOUNTERS
We bring the zoo to you! Live animal shows for birthdays, churches, and events!
Web Site: http://www.wildearthencounters.com
540-447-4879.

WOODWORKING WITH CHILDREN
979-1220.

 Inflatable Rental
 
BOUNCE-N-PLAY OF CHARLOTTESVILLE
Daily open play, special events, birthday parties, weekend laser tag & toddler time on Mon/Wed.
127 Seminole Court, Web Site: http://www.bouncenplayofcville.com
973-1111.

BOUNCING AROUND AMUSEMENTS
589-8637.

CVILLE INFLATABLES
882-4934.

JUMP 'N MORE PARTIES
Serving Central Virginia, Web Site: http://www.jumpnmoreparties.com
566-1223.

 Party Locations
 
ACAC
978-3800.

ALBEMARLE COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF FIRE & RESCUE
296-5833.

AMF KEGLER'S LANES
978-3999.

ATA LEADERSHIP MARTIAL ARTS
973-3000.

BALLETSCHOOL
975-3533.

BOUNCE-N-PLAY OF CHARLOTTESVILLE
Daily open play, special events, birthday parties, weekend laser tag & toddler time on Mon/Wed.
127 Seminole Court, Web Site: http://www.bouncenplayofcville.com
973-1111.

BUILD-A-BEAR WORKSHOP
964-1998.

CARTER MOUNTAIN ORCHARD
977-1833.

CAVALIER SPORTS CARDS
974-1771.

CHARLOTTESVILLE PERFORMING ARTS SCHOOL
Dance, acting, music lessons. Classes for all ages. Parties & special events.
340 Greenbrier Drive, Web Site: http://charlottesvilleperformingarts.com
293-2727.

CICI'S PIZZA
964-0001.

CLASSICS GYMNASTICS
Professional instruction for tots to teens. Safety certified master instructors.
2327 Seminole Lane, Web Site: http://www.classicsgymnastics.com
978-4720.

DIPS & SIPS
974-4343.

FAIRVIEW SWIM & TENNIS
973-7946.

FOOTNOTES STUDIO
242-0605.

FRIENDSHIP GYMNASTICS
589-5867.

FRY'S SPRING BEACH CLUB
296-4181.

GREENWOOD CTR ROLLER SKATING
296-5844.

HEAVENLY ACRES CAMPGROUND
985-6601.

HIDDEN CREEK FARM
985-4309.

HIGHLANDS GOLF PARK & PIRATE PETE'S MINIATURE GOLF
Route 29, Ruckersville, Web Site: http://www.highlandsgolfpark.com
985-2765.

KOHR BROS
975-4651.

LAZY DAISY CERAMICS
295-7801.

LITTLE GYM, THE
Motor skills development classes for ages 4 months-12 years: gymnastics, sports, dance, karate. Parties & camps.
907 Gardens Boulevard, Web Site: http://www.thelittlegym.com/charlottesvilleva
975-5437.

MICHAEL'S ARTS AND CRAFTS
971-1072.

MY CHOCOLATE SHOPPE
High-quality unusual offerings & familiar favorites. On-site small-batch candy making. Party facilities.
406 E Main Street, Web Site: http://On Facebook
995-5428.

OUTDOOR ADVENTURE CELEBRATIONS
760-4453.

PUTT-PUTT GOLF
973-5509.

SNIP-ITS
971-7647.

SPCA
973-5959.

SPEAK LANGUAGE CENTER
245-8255.

THE PONY CAFÉ
977-7365.

TRIPLE C CAMP
Daily swimming, horses, climbing tower/zip line, lunches, transportation & much more.
920 Camp Road, Web Site: http://www.tripleccamp.com
293-2529.

UVA ALUMNI HALL
A variety of rooms to meet your conference & banquet needs in relaxed, friendly atmosphere.
Email: caa3e@virginia.edu.
Web Site: http://www.alumni.virginia.edu
243-2665.

VIRGINIA DISCOVERY MUSEUM
Charlottesville's only nonprofit children's museum since 1981 with a hands-on environment for kids 1-8 yrs.
524 E. Main Street, East end of Downtown Mall, Web Site: http://www.vadm.org
977-1025.

WILSON SCHOOL OF DANCE
Family friendly ballet, jazz, tap, princess ballet, Broadway/lyrical, hip-hop, 50 classes-all levels.
3114 Proffit Road, Web Site: http://www.wilsonschoolofdance.com
973-5678.

 Party Planners
 
CVILLE CELEBRATIONS
Traveling tea, spa & themed birthday parties.
Email: parties@cvillecelebrations.com.
Web Site: http://www.cvillecelebrations.com
602-1179.

N.A.M.'S PARTIES 4 KIDS
295-0397.

 Party Supplies
 
CASPARI
817-7880.

CENTRAL VIRGINIA RENTAL
977-5915.

FESTIVE FARE
296-5496.

LAKE EMPORIUM
589-6016.

PARTY STARTS HERE
973-7359.

ROCK PAPER SCISSORS
979-6366.

SOCIAL BUTTERFLIES
823-3666.

VIRGINIA TENT RENTAL
296-7595.

 Photographers
 
3 CATS PHOTO
International award-winning portrait photographer specializing in children, families and all the celebrations of life.
Crozet & Charlottesville, Email: beth@3catsphoto.com.
Web Site: http://www.3catsphoto.com
303-709-7290.

ASHLEY PARSLEY PHOTOGRAPHY
813-340-2690.

ASM PHOTOGRAPHY
987-3483.

BECKY VENTEICHER PHOTOGRAPHY
327-8095.

CANDACE SCHONER PHOTOGRAPHY
989-5480.

CELESTIAL SIGHTS PHOTOGRAPHY
466-2241.

CRAMER PHOTOGRAPHY
242-6074.

DANIELLE HILL PHOTOGRAPHY
202-341-0972.

DOMINIQUE ATTAWAY PHOTOGRAPHY
806-7263.

DONNA MARIE PHOTOGRAPHY
985-2604.

EARTHDARLING PORTRAITS
409-1633.

F-STOP STUDIOS
973-6602.

GITCHELL'S STUDIO
296-7558.

JEN FARIELLO PHOTOGRAPHY
Capturing life's moments. Portraits, babies, weddings, life.
313 Second Street S.E., Studio 106, Web Site: http://www.jenfariello.com
963-7976.

KIRSTEN ROSE PHOTOGRAPHY
971-7883.

KMS PHOTOGRAPHY
973-1740.

L. HENRY PHOTOGRAPHY
981-9470.

LAURA MERRICKS PHOTOGRAPHY
825-3194.

LINDSEY ZOVKO PHOTOGRAPHY
Email: lindseyzovkophotography@gmail.com.
Web Site: http://www.lindseyzovkophotography.com

LIZ KNUTSEN PHOTOGRAPHY
Lifestyle/portrait photography. Capturing the beauty in your life, from everyday moments to special milestones.
Web Site: http://www.lizknutsen.com
533-0307.

MARY B. PHOTOGRAPHY
806-6734.

MEMORIES BY MELODY
214-0382.

MEREDITH COE PHOTO
218-2308.

MICHAEL HIGGINS PHOTOGRAPHY
979-2664.

OLDFIELDS PHOTOGRAPHY
987-6600.

PHOTOSMITH, THE
882-1030.

RACHA ZEIDAN PHOTOGRAPHY
989-3230.

ROB GARLAND PHOTOGRAPHERS
293-3332.

ROBERT RADIFERA PHOTOGRAPHY
245-8547.

SUE MARTIN PHOTOGRAPHY
293-9337.

SUSAN PARMAR PHOTOGRAPHY
409-2442.

TOD COHEN PHOTOGRAPHY
973-2960.

Theme Party Ideas A-Z!

A - Alphabet

B - Basketball Tournament

C - Cowboys

D - Dress-Up

E - Easy Cooking

F - Fossils and Dinosaurs

G - Golf or Croquet

H - Horses

I - Investigator

J - Jokes & Tricks

K - Kangaroos Down Under

L - Luau

M - Mad Hatter Tea

N - Nature Explorers

O - Olympics

P - Puppets

Q - Queens and Kings

R - Reptile Adventure

S - Safari

T - Tricycle Race Meet

U - Under the Sea

V - Volcanoes and Islands

W - Water Games

X - X-Treme Relay Races

Y - Young Photographers

Z - Zoo

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