A kid birthday party is something well worth planning and having, but what looks like a piece of cake, a kid birthday party, may turn out to be quite a hassle, and eventually not serve its purpose. The last thing you want is to be completely exhausted and in need of a two weeks vacation after you had a kid birthday party.
If you even planned and gave a party you know that this kid birthday party is going to require some preparation, and some planning. This is what this article about, some basic ideas about a kid birthday party and what you need to do to through a great party without throwing two weeks of your life away. I hope that some of the kid birthday party tips and advice will help you organize your party better so you can have lots of fun planning it and even fun at the party.
For your kid birthday party you probably have some idea of what you want, some things you want more than others, but one main thing is clear, in your kid birthday party you want everything to be just right, and you want your guests to have a good time.
The key for a successful birthday party is planning and preparation, from the guest list to the invitations, decorations, menus and games – you can do it all without forgetting a detail. And, you can do it seamlessly. Once you get organized, you will no longer dread those children’s parties.
Every good event starts with a plan. And that is exactly where we are going to start, but before you put your plan on paper, you have to think through the basics. Start with a budget, how much are you willing to pay for this, do you think the kid birthday party should has as many people as guests, or do you prefer a more intimate and small birthday party. What kind of birthday party food do you think we be appropriate for this event? Do you want to stick to all party food or do you want to have some adult food for the parents as well?, would you consider having someone at the kid birthday party to keep an eye on the kids, or do you prefer to do that yourself?…
Let’s review a general list of the things you have to consider:
Budget – Do you want to plan an extravagant party or something simple?
Date – Pick your date carefully, so it does not conflict with family birthdays, anniversaries, school field trips, etc.
Location – Is this party at home, in a rented facility or a public place?
Do-it-Yourself or Buy Services? – Will you do all the planning and work yourself, with help from family and/or friends, or will you hire someone to plan and execute the party?
Number of Guests – How many adults as guests or chaperones AND how many children.
Menu – What kinds of foods will you serve and what ingredients will you need to buy. How much food will you need?
Invitations – Will you send invitations by postal service, email, have your child hand them out at school, or simply call and invite them on the phone?
Games and Activities – What activities will you plan to keep the children entertained?
Decorations and Supplies – This includes items like plates, cups, forks, table cloths, decorations, items for ‘goodie bags’ or favors at the end of the party. This list should also include chairs and tables (either yours or rented, or borrowed).
Schedule – Finally, to pull it all together, you’ll want to develop a party ‘schedule’.
Once you write all these things down, and start to think about how to plan your kid birthday party you are on your way. The key issue here is preparation and planning, give yourself enough time to execute all your plans, and have a great kid birthday party!