It is that special time of the year, where children suddenly get very excited and eager for presents – it is their birthday! There is a lot of fun to be had, a lot of happy times and games, with friends coming over and presents lined up and ready to be opened. It is truly a big day for your child, so you must make sure it goes well. And for that to happen, you need to do some careful planning. Birthday parties can be really unforgettable, but they can also become rather chaotic, if you are not careful.
Here is a simple guide to help you plan and organize the process step-by-step to ensure that the party goes smoothly and problem-free.
- Start the preparations early – give yourself ample time to organize the activities that surround a birthday party. Start the planning process at least few weeks before the party itself. That should be enough to get the basics done, and still have room for change in case something unexpected happens.
- Decide a location for the party – as a general rule, parties at home are cheaper and many people choose this option. It is natural, as no one knows better than you how to organize the tables and what to put on them. One thing you must take into account is the space you have available and how many people it can take. Backyards make perfect locations, but if yours is cluttered with stuff, it might be wise to consider house clearance service. Having the needed space is a requirement that you must fulfill, otherwise turn your sights to a restaurant or a kid’s entertainment center for the party, but be prepared with a bigger budget.
- Guest list – decide on how many people will come to the party. Obviously your child will dictate who will attend, but when it comes to the number of guests you should have the final word. After all, the more guests you have the more food and drinks you need to consider. Besides, more people require more space and more clearance after them. Consider the invitations, whether you will buy a ready-printed one or make them yourself, if you are feeling creative and have the time to do it.
- Decorations and menu – decide on a theme for the party and work around it. This will make it easier to decorate and get an appropriate menu plus dishes and cups for the food and drinks. If you are having younger people, make sure their parents are aware of the menu and they approve it. Don’t forget about the cake – the main attraction. It needs to be fitting with the theme and your child’s interests.
Decide on time for the party – this depends on children age, but you normally would want to start earlier to have enough time for clearance after that. If the children are preschool age, start it early. Party duration will also vary accordingly. Do consider also the times at which parents will be able to pick up their children and make sure you have their phone numbers.
There is a lot that must be done before a party. You need to plan and organize a good number of things for the party but also after it (consider house clearance professionals). Make sure you have enough time for it all, to guarantee truly amazing and fun times.
About the Author
Nancy Baker is home décor and organizing enthusiast with considerable experience in writing. She is always tempted by idea of sharing her personal vision of combing parenting and household maintenance with more readers worldwide. Her present article is focused on some helpful tips about domestic clearance and de cluttering.