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! For gift ideas, discover a fine selection of local artisan toyys and books for kids at our companion project, The Wine & Country Shop. Located in Ivy, we carry elegant gifts for every occasion including Virginia wines & artisan foods, games and beautiful accessories for gardening, cooking and enjoying life in the Virginia countryside.

 Bakeries
 
ALBEMARLE BAKING COMPANY
434-293-6456.

BEN & JERRY'S
Cakes made of ice cream and party hosting.
1112 Emmet St N, Web Site: http://www.benjerry.com/charlottesville
244-7438.

BREADWORKS
434-296-4663.

CARPE DONUT
434-806-6202.

CHANDLER'S BAKERY
434-975-2253.

FAVORITE CAKES
434-974-9229.

FOODS OF ALL NATIONS
434-296-6131.

HOTCAKES
434-295-6037.

MALIHA CREATIONS
434-973-3183.

MARIEBETTE CAFE AND BAKERY
434-529-6118.

PARADOX PASTRY
434-245-2253.

SLICED. CAKE BAR
434-242-5501.

THE PIE CHEST
434-977-0443.

VIVI'S CAKES AND CANDY
434-242-9511.

 Catering
 
C & O RESTAURANT & CATERING
434-971-7044.

DOMINO'S PIZZA
Web Site: http://www.dominos.com

EDIBLE ARRANGEMENTS
434-975-5333.

FEAST!
Owner-operated specialty food store that connects local farmers and artisan food producers with consumers.
416 W. Main Street, Suite H, Web Site: http://www.feastvirginia.com
434-244-7800.

GOOD WAFFLES & CO.
434-327-9827.

GREAT HARVEST BREAD CO.
434-202-7813.

GUADALAJARA
Serving their Mexican cuisine family recipes to yours. Four convenient locations: 434-977-2676 E Market St.; 434-979-2424 Fontaine Ave.; 434-293-3538 Town and Country Lane; 434-978-4313 Greenbrier Dr.
Web Site: http://www.guadalajaramexicanva.com

HARVEST MOON CATERING
434-296-9091.

IVY PROVISIONS
434-202-1308.

KILWINS CHOCOLATE KITCHEN
Locally owned and operated, offering chocolates, fudge, ice cream and more.
313 East Main Street, Charlottesville, Web Site: http://www.kilwins.com/charlottesville
434-234-3634.

L'ETOILE CATERING
434-823-1435.

MISSION BBQ
434-260-7740.

MONA LISA PASTA
434-295-2494.

ORZO
434-975-6796.

THE CATERING OUTFIT
434-951-4699.

WAYSIDE TAKEOUT
434-977-5000.

WHICH WICH
434-977-9424.

 Entertainment
 
ALBEMARLE COUNTY PARKS & REC
434-296-5844.

DAVID GRAHAM, MAGICIAN
434-760-0596.

EXPRESSIONS FACE PAINTING
434-409-4796.

FOXBORO FARM-TRAVEL PETTING ZOO
804-307-2955.

FRECKLES N' FRIENDS ENTERTAINMENT
434-971-5812.

POWERPLAY
434-964-7024.

TELL ME ABOUT IT MYSTERY TOURS
434-760-0525.

THE CREATIVE WAGON
434-390-9301.

WES ISELI, MAGICIAN
877-987-4201.

WILD EARTH ENCOUNTERS
540-447-4879.

WOODWORKING FOR CHILDREN
434-979-1220.

 Inflatable Rental
 
BOUNCE PLAY-N-CREATE
Daily open play, special events, birthday parties, weekend laser tag and toddler time.
127 Seminole Court, Web Site: http://www.bounceplayncreate.com
434-973-1111.

CVILLE INFLATABLES WITH SUPERFUN ATTRACTIONS
434-374-1386.

POWERPLAY
434-964-7024.

 Party Locations
 
7 TIGERS TAEKWONDO & HAPKIDO
434-296-9933.

ABERDEEN BARN
Charlottesvilles premier steakhouse since 1965. Serving Roast Prime Rib, Angus Steaks, Seafood, fine wine & cocktails.
2018 Holiday Drive, Web Site: http://www.aberdeenbarn.com
434-296-4630.

ALBEMARLE COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF FIRE & RESCUE
434-296-5833.

AMF KEGLER'S LANES
434-978-3999.

BALLETSCHOOL
434-975-3533.

BEN & JERRY'S
Cakes made of ice cream and party hosting.
1112 Emmet St N, Web Site: http://www.benjerry.com/charlottesville
244-7438.

BOUNCE PLAY-N-CREATE
Daily open play, special events, birthday parties, weekend laser tag and toddler time.
127 Seminole Court, Web Site: http://www.bounceplayncreate.com
434-973-1111.

BRIGHTSIDE FARM
540-642-6693.

BUILD-A-BEAR WORKSHOP
434-964-1998.

CAMP FRIENDSHIP
800-873-3223.

CARTER MOUNTAIN ORCHARD
Orchard with mountain top views, apple and peach picking, fall activities, hayrides and entertainment.
1435 Carters Mountain Trail, Web Site: http://www.chilesfamilyorchards.com
434-977-1833.

CAVALIER SPORTS CARDS
434-974-1771.

CHARLOTTESVILLE BALLET ACADEMY
434-973-2555.

CHILES PEACH ORCHARD
Orchard & market stand with pick your own apples, peaches, cherries, pumpkins & strawberries.
1351 Greenwood Road, Crozet, Web Site: http://www.chilesfamilyorchards.com
434-823-1583.

CLASSICS GYMNASTICS
434-978-4720.

CVILLE ESCAPE ROOM
434-566-9499.

DECADES ARCADE
434-962-7986.

FAIRVIEW SWIM & TENNIS
434-973-7946.

FIREFLY RESTAURANT
434-202-1050.

FOOTNOTES STUDIO
434-242-0605.

FRIENDSHIP GYMNASTICS
434-589-5867.

FRY'S SPRING BEACH CLUB
434-296-4181.

GEARHARTS FINE CHOCOLATES
434-972-9100.

GREENWOOD CENTER ROLLER SKATING
540-456-4777.

HEAVENLY ACRES CAMPGROUND
434-985-6601.

HIDDEN CREEK FARM
434-985-4309.

HIGHLANDS GOLF PARK & PIRATE PETE'S MINIATURE GOLF
434-985-2765.

JUMP TRAMPOLINE PARK
434-284-8248.

KOHR BROS
434-975-4651.

LAZY DAISY CERAMICS
434-295-7801.

LITTLE GYM, THE
Motor skills development classes for ages 4 months-12 years: gymnastics, sports, dance. Parties & camps.
The Shops at Stonefield, 2075 Bond St #140, Web Site: http://www.thelittlegym.com/charlottesvilleva
434-975-5437.

MATCHBOX CHARLOTTESVILLE
434-284-8874.

MUSE PAINTBAR
434-829-3060.

PUTT-PUTT GOLF
434-973-5509.

SCIENCE MUSEUM OF VIRGINIA, RICHMOND
804-864-1400.

SPCA
No-kill shelter for lost and displaced animals. Community Rummage Store also available. www.caspca.org
3355 Berkmar Dr-Center, 434-973-5959, 943 Preston Ave-Store, 434-293-8475,

SPEAK LANGUAGE CENTER
434-245-8255.

THE HIVE
Arts & crafts bar serving drop in crafts daily, workshops, after school workshops and camps.
Web Site: http://thehivecville.com
434-253-0906.

TRIPLE C CAMP
Daily swimming, horses, climbing tower/zip line, lunches, transportation and much more.
920 Camp Road, Web Site: http://www.tripleccamp.com
434-293-2529.

UNLOCKED HISTORY ESCAPE ROOMS
434-664-1059.

UVA ALUMNI HALL
434-243-2665.

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
434-977-1025.

WILDROCK
434-825-8631.

WILSON SCHOOL OF DANCE
All levels, ages 3-adult, ballet, jazz, tap, hip-hop, children's program, contemporary/lyrical, 50+ classes.
3114 Proffit Road, Charlottesville, Web Site: http://www.wilsonschoolofdance.com
434-973-5678.

WINE AND DESIGN/ART BUZZ KIDS
434-218-3112.

YMCA
Themed parties in play zone, pool or gym inflatable.
151 McIntire Park Drive, Web Site: http://www.piedmontymca.org
434-974-9622.

 Party Planners
 
BUTTERCUPCVILLE, LLC
804-928-1024.

N.A.M.'S PARTIES 4 KIDS
434-295-0397.

 Party Supplies
 
CASPARI
434-817-7880.

CENTRAL VIRGINIA RENTAL
434-977-5915.

FESTIVE FARE
434-296-5496.

PARTY STARTS HERE
434-973-7359.

ROCK PAPER SCISSORS
434-979-6366.

VIRGINIA TENT RENTAL
434-296-7595.

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

AARON WATSON PHOTOGRAPHY
434-202-8031.

AMY NICOLE PHOTOGRAPHY
615-601-0624.

CELESTIAL SIGHTS PHOTOGRAPHY
434-466-2241.

CRAMER PHOTOGRAPHY
434-242-6074.

DOMINIQUE ATTAWAY PHOTOGRAPHY
434-806-7263.

F-STOP STUDIOS
434-973-6602.

JEN FARIELLO PHOTOGRAPHY
Capturing life's moments. Portraits, babies, weddings, life.
313 Second Street S.E., Studio 106, Web Site: http://www.jenfariello.com
434-963-7976.

KMS PHOTOGRAPHY
434-973-1740.

LAURA MERRICKS PHOTOGRAPHY
434-825-3194.

LIZ KNUTSEN PHOTOGRAPHY
434-533-0307.

MEREDITH COE PHOTO
434-218-2308.

OLDFIELDS PHOTOGRAPHY
434-987-6600.

RACHEL MAY PHOTOGRAPHY
540-841-5344.

ROB GARLAND PHOTOGRAPHERS
434-293-3332.

ROBERT RADIFERA PHOTOGRAPHY
434-245-8547.

SERA PETRAS PHOTOGRAPHY
917-576-3964.

TOD COHEN PHOTOGRAPHY
434-973-2960.

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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