Planning a birthday party for a kid is not an easy task. There are a lot of elements that need to be considered in to make sure that the day ends up a really special and laughter filled one, and it needs to stay within budget as well. When working with budgets, generally going to an external event organizer and also book a place somewhere else for the party will eat out a hefty chunk of the money allocated. So instead, trust in your and your partner’s abilities to juggle tasks and also the combined creativity to plan a great celebration.
Getting the opinions of the birthday guest
Before you plan anything you will need to sit down with your kid and ask for his or her opinion on what they expect for the birthday party. This should be done for all cases except a birthday party and use these discussions to decide on the theme, types of activities, decorations and who they want to invite for the party. Generally the whole class and neighborhood kids will be on the invitees list.
Two months or prior to the event, you will need to start researching places to get the equipment and such at this stage as well.
Prepare all the necessities
Whether it is custom vinyl stickers or the trampoline, you will need to start ordering everything a month or more before. You will also need to prepare the menu for the event and start gathering the ingredients at this point. You will most likely end up getting help from friends and family to do the whole of the cooking if the party is big, but have everything ready at least a month before. All party tricks, performances, equipment, decorations and others have to be on the grocery lists and get the shopping done as you get closer to the birthday event. If it is an outdoor party then you will need to get services of a professional marquee provider and such as well. Even if it is outdoors, prepare for a weather emergency and have provisions allocated for moving indoors.
Especially in the cases of custom made stickers or performers, you will need to book as early as possible to get everything ready for the date. See this post if you are looking for stickers.
Make a schedule for the event that you can pass out during the event and stick to this schedule. Make sure that you have allocated as many of your kid’s wishes as you can. It is a good idea to send the schedule with the invite if you have done it at the beginning.