There is no reason that planning your child’s next birthday party has to be stressful or overwhelming. However, it can end up that way if you wait too long to decide on the details. We want to ensure you have fun during the planning phase of the party, as well as the party itself. These fun tips we’ve pulled together can help you get things done quickly and without stressing over every detail of the party.
Start Planning Early
If you have a toddler or a child who isn’t yet in school, they may have fewer activities going on. However, for a child who is going to school, you may have to decide on the date of the party while keeping in mind when classes and sports practices are. If you are going to have a small party, get in touch with the guest’s parents to determine what date might work best. If you can give notice of a month or more, that will often make things easier on everyone.
Decide on the Venue
The first thing you want to consider in terms of the venue is whether you want to deal with the mess and clean up involved with a party in your home. When you choose another venue, like a bowling centre, the setup and clean-up are typically provided by the staff, which is one less thing for you to worry about. You might think a home party is cheaper, but that isn’t always the case once you consider entertainment, food, and goody bags.
Base the Party on the Theme
Now that you’ve decided on the basics, it’s time to consider the party theme. Ask your son or daughter what kind of theme they would like the most. This could be anything from a sports theme to a princess theme or a pirate’s theme. After you have a theme lined up, you can easily decide on things like the decorations, goody bags, and birthday cake. Just choose something related to the theme and you can move on to the next thing.
Ask for Help if Needed
While you’re in charge of planning your kid’s party, that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t get to enjoy it too. If you ask a friend or family member to help with one aspect of the party, the entire event will be less stressful on you. You deserve to have a good time so book that bowling centre and bowl around while someone else handles the kids.
These tips will help you start planning your party without getting worried over all the details. You can have a great party without getting caught up in every detail. All that matters is that the guests and birthday kid have some fun in the end.