Planning a party can be stressful. After all, you need to think about the cake, the party bags, the venue and even your budget too. If you are feeling a little overwhelmed, then it helps to break everything down into smaller steps.
Set a Date
When setting your date, try and make sure that everyone is free for that day. There’s nothing worse than planning a big event, only to find that most of the people who were due to come have other commitments. It also helps to make sure that you give people plenty of notice when it comes to the party too so that they can keep it free in their calendar.
Find a Venue
If you are on a very small budget, then try and rent out a local function room. You might also want to consider hosting the party at home if you want to save even more. Either way, when you have decided on the venue, you need to make sure that the owner is okay with you decorating the space, and also find out the earliest time you can arrive at.
Brainstorming remains to be the best way for you to plan out the perfect party. You can write down tons of ideas and you can also work with your child too. Think about invitations, party bags, décor and more. If you are stuck, consider searching the internet or even ask your child about their interests. If they love dinosaurs for example, then having a dino-themed bash would certainly be the perfect solution. If they love cars, why not look into getting some kids ride on cars and electric vehicles?
It doesn’t matter whether you have a high budget or whether you’re strapped for cash because you have to make sure that you have an entertainer who can keep your guests engaged. It may be a good idea for you to hire a mascot, or even a clown. Balloon animal artists are also another consideration, and you’d be surprised at how much kids love them!
Choosing your child’s birthday cake will also come with a variety of options. Consider hiring a professional if it’s a special birthday, as this will give you plenty of great photo opportunities. If you are on a small budget, you can easily pick something up from the supermarket. They come ready decorated and you can even add your own spin on it when you get home.
You should never plan a party without any food. It helps to ask parents if their children have any allergies and it is also a good idea for you to have a huge range of options. Small hot portions can appeal to children, but if you are doing the food yourself, then it’s always a good idea for you to have cold food instead. That way, you can prepare as much of it as you can in advance, and you can also make the whole process way less stressful.
Disclosure: This is a collaborative post.