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.

CHANDLER'S BAKERY
975-2253.

FAVORITE CAKES
974-9229.

HOTCAKES
295-6037.

MALIHA CREATIONS
973-3183.

MARIEBETTE CAFE AND BAKERY
529-6118.

PARADOX PASTRY
245-2253.

PEARL'S BAKE SHOPPE
293-2253.

SPLENDORA'S GELATO
296-8555.

SWEETHAUS CUPCAKES
422-2677.

WHOLE FOODS MARKET
Sells quality all natural, organic and local food and products.
1797 Hydraulic Road, Web Site: http://www.wholefoodsmarket.com
973-4900.

 Catering
 
A PIMENTO CATERING
971-7720.

BELLAIR MARKET
971-6608.

BLUE RIDGE CAFE & CATERING
985-3633.

C & O RESTAURANT & CATERING
971-7044.

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

EDIBLE ARRANGEMENTS
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
244-7800.

GREAT HARVEST BREAD CO.
Breads, sweets, sandwiches and catering, gluten free options and more—simple, handmade and wholesome.
1701 Allied Lane/McIntire Plaza, Web Site: http://www.greatharvestcville.com
202-7813.

HARVEST MOON CATERING
296-9091.

IVY PROVISIONS
202-1308.

KILWINS CHOCOLATE KITCHEN
234-3634.

L'ETOILE CATERING
823-1435.

MONA LISA PASTA
295-2494.

THE CATERING OUTFIT
951-4699.

WAYSIDE TAKEOUT
977-5000.

WHICH WICH
977-9424.

ZAZUS
293-3454.

 Entertainment
 
ALBEMARLE COUNTY PARKS & REC
296-5844.

DAVID GRAHAM, MAGICIAN
760-0596.

EXPRESSIONS FACE PAINTING
409-4796.

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

FRECKLES N' FRIENDS ENTERTAINMENT
971-5812.

KNOCKERBALL CHARLOTTESVILLE
964-6040.

METAMORPHOSIS FACE ART
589-8906.

PERFECTLY POSH
801-441-1744.

PETER JONES, STORYTELLER
978-3603.

TELL ME ABOUT IT MYSTERY TOURS
760-0525.

WES ISELI, MAGICIAN
877-987-4201.

WILD EARTH ENCOUNTERS
540-447-4879.

WOODWORKING FOR CHILDREN
979-1220.

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

JUMP 'N MORE PARTIES
566-1223.

KNOCKERBALL CHARLOTTESVILLE
964-6040.

 Party Locations
 
ACAC
978-3800.

ALBEMARLE COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF FIRE & RESCUE
296-5833.

AMF KEGLER'S LANES
978-3999.

ATA LEADERSHIP MARTIAL ARTS
Teaching valuable leadership life skills through martial arts along with self defense and physical fitness.
243 Zan Road, Web Site: http://www.ataleadershipma.com
973-3000.

BALLETSCHOOL
975-3533.

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

BUILD-A-BEAR WORKSHOP
964-1998.

CAMP FRIENDSHIP
Traditional residential camp, challenge adventures, equestrian programs, sports & facilities rentals. ACA accredited. Est. 1966
Web Site: http://www.campfriendship.com
800-873-3223.

CARRIAGE HILL FARM
296-2672.

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
977-1833.

CAVALIER SPORTS CARDS
974-1771.

CHARLOTTESVILLE BALLET ACADEMY
Professional ballet company, dance academy and nonprofit dedicated to promoting lifelong health and well-being.
1885 Seminole Trail, Suite 203, Web Site: http://www.charlottesvilleballet.org/academy
973-2555.

CHARLOTTESVILLE PERFORMING ARTS SCHOOL
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.

DURBIN & GREENBRIER VALLEY RAILROAD
Five Mountain Rail Adventures depart the historic depots of Elkins and Durbin, West Virginia, April-December.
PO Box 44, Durbin, WV, Web Site: http://www.mtn-rail.com
866-651-4296.

FAIRVIEW SWIM & TENNIS
973-7946.

FOOTNOTES STUDIO
242-0605.

FRIENDSHIP GYMNASTICS
589-5867.

FRY'S SPRING BEACH CLUB
296-4181.

GEARHARTS FINE CHOCOLATES
972-9100.

GREENWOOD CENTER ROLLER SKATING
296-5844.

HEAVENLY ACRES CAMPGROUND
985-6601.

HIDDEN CREEK FARM
985-4309.

HIGHLANDS GOLF PARK & PIRATE PETE'S MINIATURE GOLF
Quality golf range offering youth camps and lessons. Fun miniature golf—parties and group rates available.
Route 29, Ruckersville, Web Site: http://www.highlandsgolfpark.com
985-2765.

JUMP!
284-8248.

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. Parties & camps.
The Shops at Stonefield, 2075 Bond St #140, Web Site: http://www.thelittlegym.com/charlottesvilleva
975-5437.

MARKET AT GRELEN, THE
A casual cafe, garden shop, workshops and events, pick-your-own farm and much more.
15091 Yager Road, Web Site: http://www.themarketatgrelen.com
540-672-7268.

MICHAEL'S ARTS AND CRAFTS
971-1072.

MY CHOCOLATE SHOPPE
995-5428.

PETIT BEBE
244-9500.

PIEDMONT FAMILY YMCA
Camp sites at Jefferson School, Albemarle County Schools and Crozet YMCA
442 Westfield Road, Web Site: http://www.piedmontymca.org
974-9622.

PUTT-PUTT GOLF
973-5509.

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

SPCA
973-5959; 293-8475.

SPEAK LANGUAGE CENTER
245-8255.

SWEETHAUS CUPCAKES
422-2677.

THE PONY CAFÉ
977-7365.

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.

UVA ALUMNI HALL
Email: caa3e@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
All levels, ages 3-adult, ballet, jazz, tap, hip-hop, children’s program, contemporary/lyrical, 50+ classes.
3114 Proffit Road, Web Site: http://www.wilsonschoolofdance.com
973-5678.

WINE AND DESIGN/ART BUZZ KIDS
218-3112.

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

 Party Supplies
 
CASPARI
817-7880.

CENTRAL VIRGINIA RENTAL
977-5915.

FESTIVE FARE
296-5496.

PARTY STARTS HERE
973-7359.

ROCK PAPER SCISSORS
979-6366.

SOCIAL BUTTERFLIES
823-3666.

VIRGINIA TENT RENTAL
296-7595.

 Photographers
 
3 CATS PHOTO
Email: beth@3catsphoto.com.
303-709-7290.

ASHLEY PARSLEY PHOTOGRAPHY
813-340-2690.

ASM PHOTOGRAPHY
987-3483.

BECKY VENTEICHER PHOTOGRAPHY
327-8095.

BUTTON DOWN PHOTOGRAPHY
987-5910.

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.

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.

LAURA MERRICKS PHOTOGRAPHY
825-3194.

LINDSEY ZOVKO PHOTOGRAPHY
Email: lindseyzovkophotography@gmail.com.

LIZ KNUTSEN PHOTOGRAPHY
533-0307.

MARY B. PHOTOGRAPHY
806-6734.

MEMORIES BY MELODY
214-0382.

MEREDITH COE PHOTO
218-2308.

OLDFIELDS PHOTOGRAPHY
987-6600.

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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