So, your child’s birthday is just around the corner, and you want to make sure everything is all perfect. After all, who doesn’t want to see their precious little one beaming away with delight because of something you - their parent - has put together.
Whether you’re planning to throw them a surprise or let them in on the planning, here is a list of things you should keep in mind no matter the option you’re choosing.
Work on your budget
First and foremost, ask yourself; how much are you planning to spend on the party? Come up with a number and stick to it.
Once the budget is taken care of, you can book a location: Are you looking for an indoor location or an outdoor setting? How’s the weather? Book according to your budget, and deduct the amount for the location. Next, you decide on other things like birthday theme, guestlist, venue, date, invitations and birthday cake selection.
Sending out Invitations
Now that you have decided the list of guests you need to invite, it is time to send out invitations to them.
Go ahead and be creative - sprinkle sparkles and stick on stickers. Think like a kid again and let yourself loose. Your kid’s friends are going to be so impressed that they will be utterly speechless.
If not, better yet. Let your child take over the stage and be the artist that they’ve always dreamt of. Who knows, you might even find a hidden talent among all the drawing and crafting.
Plan the menu
Before you get started on the menu, you have to ask each one of your guests’ parent of any possible food allergies in their children.
Afterwards, you can continue on to plan the menu. Include foods that kids usually love eating, maybe a mini pizza, club sandwiches, mini burgers and slices of fruits. If you do not want to cook, hire caterers.
Make sure you get in touch with a packaging supplier who provides takeaway food boxes in Singapore - you’re going to need it when the guests are all full but are still dying to stuff in a few bites - just not at that moment.
Order a birthday cake
After the lists of guests have been confirmed, and you’ve double checked with the families about who will come and who won’t, it’s time to order a birthday cake.
Now, sit back and recall about all the times that you’ve ate desserts with your child. You should be able to get a rough idea of what flavour your kid likes.
Decide on a theme
The party theme determines everything. Is it going to be magical themed? Or BBQ themed? You have to decide on it from the very start.
In that way, everything else will turn out smoothly. Whether it’s party supplies or decorations, you will know what to get when you’re out shopping.
Plan on the games
Interactive games are mandatory to keep the young ones busy.
The typical ones include; conducting a scavenger hunt or pinning the tail on the donkey. However, if you have set a higher budget, you can all the more hire party entertainment. You could think about hiring a magician or even a party clown.
They are way more experienced and know what games are best for different age groups.
Plan on giving goodie bags
Show your appreciation to the guests by giving them goodie bags. There is no need for anything costly, it’s really the thought that counts at the end of the day.
So, anything from a food item to a small toy would do. Some other things you can add start from candies, chocolates to stickers.
Planning birthdays for the kids can be hectic, but the smile, the happiness you see on their faces during the party makes all the tough work, worth all your hard work.
Try to follow the tips mentioned above to break down the tasks into smaller ones. This will avoid the last minute chaos.
Now, all that’s left to do is to have a blast at the party!