Who doesn’t love birthday parties? They are entertaining and exciting, but do you know how to plan one properly? Sure, you can hire a company that offers kids birthday parties to take care of everything for you. But wouldn’t it be more interesting if you did the planning yourself?
Well, several things need to be planned before the party.
First, you have to decide on a theme for your kid’s birthday party. For example, if it is for an 18-month-old toddler girl, you should give her a baby-themed kids birthday party where she can enjoy with other toddlers and babies aged between 1 and 3. If it is for a 5-year-old boy, you should take the kid to an indoor play center for his birthday party. But please note that playing facilities vary depending on the child’s age group who will be attending the party.
Second, decide on the date, time, and venue of your kid’s birthday party. If you are interested in doing it at home, you need to check with other parents if they have any parties for their children on the same day and what time their party starts and ends. Also, bear in mind that too many kids visiting your house within a short period will be overwhelming and may result in chaos.
Third, you can consider hiring a kid’s party planning company. The company which offers kids birthday party packages to help you with the planning. The children will enjoy their party more if they can play with other children rather than just playing by themselves or watching movies and cartoons all day.
Fourth, plan for the budget. Set a budget for the kid’s party at home or the entertainment center to avoid any financial burden after the celebration. Also take into account that you will be providing food, snacks and drinks during the party. The money you can save from not hosting a kid’s birthday party at home should be equally split between the entertainment center and the food caterer.
Fifth, make sure that you keep enough time for your invitations to go out. Usually, a kid’s birthday party will last for 2 hours or more depending on how many children get invited. If you plan on inviting ten kids, then you should book the entertainment center at least a month before so that they can reserve their spot for your party.
Sixth, get a hold of good birthday invitation cards for kids from an online stationery shop. Make sure that you have a stamp ready to mail out the invitations to your guests. If you want a handwritten invitation, you should start writing them at least two weeks before the party. Get creative with your invitations. Let’s say that you are inviting 6-year-old kids to your kid’s birthday party. The theme of the party is decorated cupcakes so you can decorate a piece of paper with colorful crayons, cut it out in the shape of a cupcake and draw some kids partying inside the cup. Attach your invitation card to an empty box that you can fill up with candies or small toys before handing it over to the guests. This way you won’t have to buy extra party gifts for all your guests.
It is always better to plan yourself rather than relying on companies that offer birthday parties. Use this simple outline as a guide, and you will be able to plan your kid’s birthday party successfully; without having to break your bank account for your child’s special day.
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