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.

CAKES UNLIMITED
985-8340.

CAPPELLINO'S CRAZY CAKES
293-2964.

CHANDLER'S BAKERY
975-2253.

CHAPS
977-4139.

EDIBLE ARRANGEMENTS
975-5333.

HOTCAKES
295-6037.

MALIHA CREATIONS
973-3183.

PARADOX PASTRY
245-2253.

PEARL'S BAKE SHOPPE
293-2253.

SCRUMPTIOUS SWEET SHOPPE
286-7006.

SPLENDORA'S GELATO
296-8555.

SWEET HAUS
422-2677.

 Catering
 
20 SOUTH CATERING
296-2420.

A PIMENTO CATERING
971-7720.

ANDERSON CARRIAGE FOOD HOUSE
970-2217.

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
979-2656.

EVERYDAY GOURMET CATERING
977-5090.

GLORIOUS FOODS INC
817-7278.

HARVEST MOON CATERING
296-9091.

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.

CHEEK CHIC FACE PAINTING
939-7043.

DAVID GRAHAM, MAGICIAN
760-0596.

DEBRA GUY, MUSICIAN
218-2268.

DICK HILDEBRAND, MAGICIAN
985-3998.

DJ BUBBLE PARTIES
960-2705.

EXPRESSIONS FACE PAINTING
409-4796.

FRECKLES N' FRIENDS ENTERTAINMENT
971-5812.

LIVE EXOTIC ANIMAL SHOWS
540-447-4879.

METAMORPHOSIS BODY ART
589-8906.

PETER JONES, STORYTELLER
978-3603.

SASSY THE CLOWN
540-896-1300.

TELL ME ABOUT IT TOURS
760-0525.

WES ISELI, MAGICIAN
877-987-4201.

WOODWORKING WITH CHILDREN
979-1220.

 Inflatable Rental
 
BOUNCE-N-PLAY OF CHARLOTTESVILLE
Offering daily open play, special events, birthday parties and toddler time on Mondays/Wednesdays.
127 Seminole Court, Web Site: http://www.bouncenplayofcville.com
973-1111.

BOUNCING AROUND AMUSEMENTS
589-8637.

JUMP N MORE PARTIES
566-1223.

SUPERFUN ARENA & CVILLE INFLATABLES
882-4934.

 Party Locations
 
ACAC
Three locations for family fitness, aquatics, parties, after-school enrichment, sports academies and camps.
500 Albemarle Square, 111 Monticello Avenue & 200 Four Seasons Drive, Web Site: http://www.acac.com
978-3800.

ALBEMARLE COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF FIRE & RESCUE
296-5833.

ATA LEADERSHIP MARTIAL ARTS
973-3000.

BAJA BEAN CO.
293-4507.

BALLETSCHOOL
Royal Academy of Dance Syllabus. Classes for ages 3-adult.
2409 Ivy Road, Web Site: http://www.balletschoolva.com
975-3533.

BLACK BOX PLAYERS BACKSTAGE TOURS
970-7600.

BLUE RIDGE BEADS & GLASS
823-4237.

CARRIAGE HILL FARM
Horses, riding, pony parties, after-school programs, camps and child care.
870 Carriage Trail, Keswick, Web Site: http://www.charlottesvillehorses.com
296-2672.

CARTER MOUNTAIN ORCHARD
977-1833.

CAVALIER SPORTS CARDS
974-1771.

CHARLOTTESVILLE PERFORMING ARTS SCHOOL
Dance, fitness, 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.

EXPLORATIONS PLAY STUDIO
227-0258.

FAIRVIEW SWIM & TENNIS
973-7946.

FIREFIGHTER PARTY
296-5833.

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.

KEGLER'S BOWLING
978-3999.

KIDS MYSTERY ADVENTURE PARTY
760-0525.

KOHR BROS
975-4651.

LAZY DAISY CERAMICS
295-7801.

LITTLE GYM, THE
Motor skills development classes for ages 4 mo-12 yrs: gymnastics, sports, dance, karate. Parties & camps.
907 Gardens Blvd, Web Site: http://www.tlgcharlottesvilleva.com
975-5437.

MICHAEL'S ARTS AND CRAFTS
971-1072.

OUTDOOR ADVENTURE CELEBRATIONS
760-4453.

PUTT-PUTT GOLF
973-5509.

SPCA
3355 Berkmar Dr, Web Site: http://www.caspca.org
973-5959.

SPEAK LANGUAGE CENTER
245-8255.

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

VIRGINIA DISCOVERY MUSEUM
Children's museum with hands-on science, history, art exhibits and programs for ages 1-10.
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, 60 classes-all levels.
3114 Proffit Road, Web Site: http://www.wilsonschoolofdance.com
973-5678.

 Party Supplies
 
BALLOONS FOR ALL / SIGNS TO REMEMBER
806-3233.

BOAR'S HEAD DELI MEATS
296-6131.

CASPARI
817-7880.

CENTRAL VIRGINIA RENTAL
977-5916.

FESTIVE FARE
296-5496.

LAKE EMPORIUM
589-6016.

PARTY STARTS HERE
973-7359.

ROCKPAPERSCISSORS
979-6366.

SOCIAL BUTTERFLIES
823-3666.

VIRGINIA TENT RENTAL
296-7595.

 Photographers
 
AMY YANG PHOTOGRAPHY
Email: amy@amyyangphotography.com.
Web Site: http://www.amyyangphotography.com

BECKY VENTEICHER PHOTOGRAPHY
Custom photography specializing in commercial work and everyday, fleeting moments: maternity, newborns, children, relationships.
Email: becky@beckyventeicher.com.
Web Site: http://www.beckyventeicher.com
327-8095.

CANDACE SCHONER PHOTOGRAPHY
989-5480.

CELESTIAL SIGHTS PHOTOGRAPHY
466-2241.

CRAMER PHOTOGRAPHY
242-6074.

DOMINIQUE ATTAWAY PHOTOGRAPHY
806-7263.

DONNA MARIE PHOTOGRAPHY
985-2604.

EARTHDARLING PORTRAITS
Professional photographer specializing in baby, maternity, newborn, children's portraits and birthday parties.
Email: kerry@earthdarlingportraits.com.
Web Site: http://www.earthdarlingportraits.com
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.

MARY B. PHOTOTGRAPHY
806-6734.

MEMORIES BY MELODY
214-0382.

MEREDITH COE PHOTO
218-2308.

MICHAEL HIGGINS PHOTOGRAPHY
979-2664.

OLDFIELDS PHOTOGRAPHY
987-6600.

RACHA ZEIDAN PHOTOGRAPHY
989-3230.

ROB GARLAND PHOTOGRAPHERS
293-3332.

ROBERT RADIFERA PHOTOGRAPHY
Wedding, portraits and commercial photography with twenty years of experience.
Email: robert@radifera.com.
Web Site: http://www.radifera.com
245-8547.

SUE MARTIN PHOTOGRAPHY
293-9337.

SUSAN PARMAR PHOTOGRAPHY
Web Site: http://www.susanparmar.com
409-2442.

THE PHOTOSMITH
882-1030.

TSS 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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