Every single parent will do everything in their power to plan a fantastic and memorable birthday party for their child. No matter whether they are celebrating the first of tenth birthday, the struggle is always present. From décor, food, the invitation to fun and games, many know that it is not an easy task. However, there is no need to break a sweat into organizing your kid’s party, just read on and follow these steps and everything will be easy peasy.
Make a concise plan
Okay, you need to sit down first and take everything into consideration. How many guests will there be? What prompt will you get? How much food do you need? And above all – what is my budget? You must start there in order to avoid discomfort and anxiety. Set a clear budget, consider your total and stick with it. When you have placed all on paper, and when you have set out the plan, then you will be able to continue with the rest smoothly.
Send out invitation
Once you have set your budget, you are now aware of your options. So you would know how far you can stretch and how many people and kids to invite. Before sending out the invites, make sure that you involve your kid. You can even ask your kid to help you with the invitations and even create DIY birthday invitations, draw something or stick stickers. Also, have in mind that we live in the area of e-invitation, so it would be perfectly okay to send your guest an email or Facebook invite.
Consider the food
When it comes to food, try to make it fun and tasty. The best idea would be to make small bite-size food, which kids would grab in a go and continue playing. Finger food is a perfect option. If you can’t seem to find time to make everything on your own, then you can, for example, order from catering companies such as Fast and Fresh Catering. You would get freshly prepared food delivered on time, and it will certainly fit your budget. Another idea is to simply order pizza (every kid loves pizza) and cut it into small pieces. Just get paper plates and cup, as well as colorful napkins.
Let there be cake
Yum, yum! No party is complete without a delicious birthday cake. You can DIY your own cake, just search for some jaw-dropping recipes. But, an easier option is to order it. When you know how many people will be coming and the budget, then you contact some professionals. When you order a cake, you avoid having added stress and last-minute panic, because it can be hard to bake a cake as your kid desires. Let your child decide the theme, color of fondant and icing. Later, you only need to buy candles.
Amusement and adventure
There can’t be a birthday party without fun and games. You can call an amusing entertainer who will utterly light up the party. Clowns, DJs, magicians or any other entertainer will definitely keep your mini guests entertained. On the other hand, there is nothing wrong with old-fashioned party games. You can gather the little ones around and play musical chairs, pin the tail on the donkey. Older kids will like the traditional, but challenging, scavenger or treasure hunt, or simply to do some craft work with pastel or clay. In the end, if the weather outside is perfect, then just “set them free”.
Some unpredictable things will always pop out. If you plan in advance, get food, decoration, cake, and entertainer on time, then your kids will do the rest because they know how to play and have a blast.
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Jasmine Anderson is a lifestyle and beauty blogger based in Australia. She is an incurable daydreamer, who finds inspiration in little, everyday moments. Spending time at her cozy home office with her two cats, writing her blog, is her favorite thing in the world.