There’s no doubt that your kid’s birthday party is a special day for everyone involved. There’s also no doubt that it can be extremely stressful for a parent! With so much to think about, it can be more than a little overwhelming but if you start planning with plenty of time in advance and take things step by step, you have the recipe for a day that will live long in the memory. Take a look at this advice for planning your kid’s birthday party.
Try to start two or three months before so you give yourself ample opportunity to make arrangements. Sit down with your son or daughter to decide on the theme of the party and any special activities they would like to do on the day. Once this has been decided, start to put together a guest list. Bear in mind that some activities are better with fewer people, not to mention it will end up cheaper if you are on a budget. If this is the case, try to keep numbers down. Make some enquiries about entertainment and book a venue if you need one. Speak to other parents of find out their availability. It will be very disappointing for your child if they kind out one of their best friends can’t make it.
Base Your Planning Around the Theme
Use the theme as a starting point and start choosing decorations that match up with this. Take a look at these other ideas. Also, plan out what kind of food you will be serving. It’s nice if the cake matches up with the theme of the party as well so click here to find some options you have. It’s now time to start sending out invitations which you can do in the post or in person. Try to include an RSVP option to make it easier to keep track of who can make it and who can’t. Make a rough plan to work out what is happening throughout the day. Remember that things can change and try not to worry if everything doesn’t go completely according to plan.
Make Your Final Preparations
Start by cleaning the house from top to bottom and then decorate your home. Buy any food, drinks and other supplies you need. My advice is to keep things simple as kids are usually big fans of food like pizza and chips. This kind of food is also much easier for you to prepare so you can reduce stress when it comes to the big day itself. Also think about any goody bags you would like to hand out at the party.
The Big Day
Set out all your furniture so it is perfect for everyone to socialise and bring in any extra seating you need. Greet all your guests as they arrive and start with the activities you planned. Don’t forget to take plenty of pictures and videos throughout the day as it is easy to get caught up in all the activities and forget!