Are you the kind of parent who has lists drawn up 6 months ahead of your child’s birthday or do you leave it until 2 weeks before and then panic?!
If you fall in to the second category we’ve got a fail safe party plan to take the stress out of party planning, so you can do the important things like celebrate keeping this small person alive for this many years!
8 Weeks Before :
Plan the Date and Time– you want to ensure family and best friends can make it.
Plan the Guest List– Are you going for the whole class or just close friends?
Plan the Help– Many hands make light work!
Plan the Venue– Are you having it at home or do you need to look in to hiring a hall?
Plan the Theme and Activities– Chat with your child about what they would like, are you going to lead the party yourself or take the pressure off and hire an entertainer?
4 Weeks Before :
Send Invitations- Your child may like to design an invitation themselves
Plan the Party Food- Whether it is an elaborately themed party buffet or keeping it simple with pizzas. Make a list of what you will need or order online with your selected delivery date.
Birthday Cake- Professional, Supermarket or Home Made? Birthday cheat- buy a supermarket cake then add your own decorations to personalise it
Buy the Decorations and Party Bags- Things you may need include: balloons, table cloths, tableware, party bags, party bag fillers, banners.
2 Weeks Before :
Contact Anyone Who Has Not RSVPed- A gentle nudge will help you know how many to plan for
Contact your Entertainer- Confirm details and number of expected guests as well as a run through of what time they are going to be there and if they need anything.
3 Days Before :
Purchase Food- Unless you already organised online delivery (clever you!)
Call Party Venue- To confirm details
Assemble Party Bags- You could start an assembly line with the family, a great way to get the birthday child excited!
Make and Decorate the Cake- or pick up your pre–ordered cake
Pack Party Essentials- Make sure you include matches, candles and a phone charger to get those special pics!
Day Before :
Prep Food- Anything that can be done before the day do now
On the Day :
Set up the Room- Decorations up, tables out (including a table for presents), tie balloons outside so guests can find the venue.
Sign in Sheet- If parents are leaving their child it may be handy to have a sign in sheet with their emergency contact details
Enjoy the Celebrations!
The Creation Station Harrogate is here to help take the stress out of parties, we provide award winning Arty and Slime Parties that have been rated 5 stars by parents. To see our Party Brochure email firstname.lastname@example.org