Child Party Planner, 9 Steps To A Successful Party

Written by Mike Dougherty "Grandpa Mike"

Why Run Around At The Last Minute?

By following these 9 steps your kid party planning experience will be lots more fun.

You'll takerepparttar stress out of planning, make things easier on your pocket book and you'll have a fun and successful party.

Give Yourself Plenty of Time

If at all possible, start putting together your child's party several months in advance. This will give you plenty of time to put everything together without having to run all overrepparttar 145670 place atrepparttar 145671 last minute until you're worn out, stressed out and find yourself saying "I'll be glad when this is over with."

Your Party Date And Time

Since it may not be practicle to hold your child's birthday party celebration on their actual birth date, you need to consider a few things before deciding onrepparttar 145672 date of their party.

Make sure your party date won't conflict with any holidays or other events.

Also considerrepparttar 145673 best time ofrepparttar 145674 day for your party.

After lunch will mean you won't have to serve food other than snacks, cake and ice cream.

Your Birthday Party Theme

One ofrepparttar 145675 most popular ways to celebrate a child's birthday is with a theme related to something your child enjoys. A movie, a TV show, a sport, hobby, general interest, or a favorite character like a Disney character...

If your child likes Barbie, choose a Barbie theme, if your child likedrepparttar 145676 movie Shrek, you can base an entire birthday onrepparttar 145677 Shrek theme.

This isrepparttar 145678 perfect time to let your child become involved in planning their party.

We encourage you to spend some quality time with your child descussing which theme they are most interested in. But be sure you agree with their choice before proceeding. Your child will only be thinking about which theme will berepparttar 145679 most fun, while you need to also consider what may or may not be practical.

And once you and your child have decided on a kid birthday party theme, everything else will fall into place.

Your Guest List

When considering your kid party planning, experts advise you should invite one guest for every year of your child's age. This keeps your party managable. Other considerations include your budget andrepparttar 145680 location of your party.

Butrepparttar 145681 question of how many guests you should invite to your birthday party can only be answered by you and your child... I suggest you mainly consider your budget and your party location... If you're comfortable with a house full of 20 kids for your child's 8th birthday, then go for it!

Creative Kid Birthday Cake Ideas

Written by Mike Dougherty "Grandpa Mike"

A Creative Dream Come True

A hush falls overrepparttar room as you bring out your child's birthday cake.

With candles glowing, your cake masterpiece sits at its place of honor for all to admire asrepparttar 145669 room fills withrepparttar 145670 oohs and aahs of your envious party guests. Your creative birthday cake is wonderful and it fits your party theme perfectly.

Your birthday child makes a wish and your guests join in singingrepparttar 145671 birthday song followed by cheers and applause. Then it's finally time to enjoy a taste of your delicious birthday creation.

Now that'srepparttar 145672 kind of reaction you want for your child's birthday cake!

Kid Birthday Cake Ideas

Let your imagination run wild when you plan your child's birthday cake because just about anything is possible. Here are just a few ideas.

Princess Birthday Cake

Spaceship Birthday Cake

Skate Cake

Butterfly Cake

Ladybug Cake

Hot Dogs and French Fries Cake

Volcano Cake

Bug Mountain Cake

Lego Cake

Madeline's Hat Cake

Princess Castle Cake

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