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How To Plan A Birthday Party For Your Child

If you are a busy mom, organizing a party can be fun but tiring!  To make sure you give your child the best party, we’ve come up with a timeline and checklist to guide you in your party planning.  This is to help you organize the things you have to do, from the biggest to the most minute details.

 checklist 2 graphics

 
TWELVE WEEKS BEFORE YOUR PARTY DATE

 

Prepare your budget and determine the number of persons you wish to invite.   Make a list of things you need like venue, entertainment, food, décor and loot bags.  Put an estimated amount you may spend on each.

Grand Barnyard

Look for a party venue.  Consider where your guests would be coming from.

EIGHT WEEKS BEFORE YOUR PARTY DATE

Choose a party theme.  Ask your child for ideas if he can already understand party themes.

batman theme

Book your entertainers and side activities.

Magician

Design your invitation (remember to include an RSVP number), choose your party venue, decorations, and souvenir.

decorations

Image courtesy of Gigi Galisim

Make a down payment.

FOUR WEEKS BEFORE YOUR PARTY DATE

Order Food and Cake.

Cake

Image courtesy of Cupcakes by Sonja

Send out party invitations.   The earliest time you can send out your invites is one month before your party while the latest is two weeks before.

invitation sample

 Pay your suppliers in full. 

TWO WEEKS BEFORE YOUR PARTY

Finalize program with your host.

Program

Image courtesy of Bamba Rivera

Buy your prizes, loot or party décor, if applicable.  Always go for items that are of good quality when shopping for party supplies. 

Souvenier

Update your guest list and adjust your food order if necessary.  Take note of Ingress/Egress times.

ON THE DAY OF YOUR PARTY

Group Photo

Check if all ordered items are in the venue, coordinate the program with your host and have a blast with your guests!  Go around, greet your guests and enjoy your child’s birthday party.

 

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