Are you planning to throw the most perfect party for your child, but just thinking of it already makes you dreadful? We know you may have seen the ideal Pinterest parties and the lovely Instagram stories, and we totally understand if some of you feel overwhelmed before you even embark on it.
It’s one of the most stressful things a mother can do for her children, it may even have you wondering if it’s even worthwhile to throw one. But stop right there! There will always be another way and it doesn’t have to be stressful. In this article, we are going to discuss with you planning tips to achieve a very special party for your child without feeling overwhelmed and stressed out with every decision. Here are ways you can have fun planning your child’s party:
Pinterest/ Instagram Inspirations
Like what we’ve previously mentioned, it would be a big help to get inspiration from Instagram, Pinterest, gather useful information from blogs and scroll through the unlimited ideas. However, the most important thing here is to apply the words easy, simple, and quick in your searches. These will give you a lot of ideas that will not consume all of your time, won’t need loads of added extras, and they aren’t going to leave you feeling engulfed by the task ahead.
Organize Ahead of Time
Sometimes, you just brush things off thinking that your kid’s birthday is slightly a way off yet and you don’t need to worry about it for a while, but you must not fail to remember that you are required to send invites out ahead of the party. With that, you must identify your venue, the time, and even the theme if you want to incorporate this in your invitations. If you need a kid’s party entertainment coordinator, then you may want to book that in advance too.
At first, it may appear overwhelming but as soon as you start thinking about these things a month or two before the party, this will provide you time to enjoy the process without any pressure. It will also give you the chance to include your child in picking what type of party they want. Take note that the party should be all about your child and at this point, all you need to worry yourself with is what will make your kid happy.
Include Your Child in the Party Preparation
It’s actually nicer to involve your child when planning for his/her party. Kids may straightly tell you the flavor of the cake that they love and they have particular birthday party ideas. Talk to them about which party theme would they want, whom they wish to invite, and the location to have the event. For instance, you may want to give your child a choice between two outdoor playgrounds.
Also, it’s better to create the invitation with your child, and if you have extra time, go out to purchase one. If you have decided to produce your own party invitations, little children can colour, paint, or draw on them while older children might help to create the invitations on a computer.
Organize the cakes, food, and drinks that will be served at the party. If there’s a party theme, then we suggest prepare or buy snacks that agree with the theme. For example, if the theme is a princess party then you can bake some crown/tiara cookies. It would be great to involve your kid by baking the birthday cake or cupcakes together.
Consider Who Will Be There
After you’ve planned all you possibly can in advance, it’s about organizing for the real big day. One of the greatest ways to do this is to think about who will be attending and what they will be doing. Remember that your child is the one who matters most– it’s going to be their celebration after all. So you need to make sure that your child is enjoying and having fun. Here are some of the things you may consider these things when coming up with a kids’ party guest list.
- There are some people who believe that the number of guests should be the same as the age the child is turning. This is why small groups are usually suggested for little children. If you think that it’s necessary to reciprocate for other kids’ birthday parties your child has been to, then it would be best reciprocating with a fun play date.
- If you are considering to include extended family, then go ahead and try having a children’s party and then a separate family potluck or party.
- Always think about inclusion. You may want to be understanding when it comes to children’s feelings. If you choose to host a huge birthday party, you may either invite the entire class or don’t give out invitations at school. It’s okay to invite just your child’s close friends, but the invitations should then go out by post or email.
There are a lot of aspects you need to consider when planning a child’s birthday party and stress shouldn’t be one of them. You must remember that every family is special and the ultimate goal is to arrange a happy and memorable birthday party for your child.
Author Bio: Ivandrea Ollero is a daytime writer for Superheroes Kids Party Entertainment, a Sydney-based company that offers the best kids party entertainment and a fully-tailored show with kids party entertainers and characters to choose from. She is also a content crafter who researches and writes custom content about travel, fashion, finance, business, home improvements, health, and beauty, in order to provide helpful information and tips for her readers. Ivandrea graduated from St. Scholastica’s College, Manila, with a Bachelor’s Degree in Broadcast Journalism in 2016.