Why Run Around At The Last Minute?
By following these 9 steps your kid party planning experience will be lots more fun.
You'll take 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 over place at 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 on date of their party.
Make sure your party date won't conflict with any holidays or other events.
Also consider best time of 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 of 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 liked movie Shrek, you can base an entire birthday on Shrek theme.
This is 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 be 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 and location of your party.
But 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!