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.
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.
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.
Book your entertainers and side activities.
Design your invitation (remember to include an RSVP number), choose your party venue, decorations, and souvenir.
Make a down payment.
FOUR WEEKS BEFORE YOUR PARTY DATE
Order Food and Cake.
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.
Pay your suppliers in full.
TWO WEEKS BEFORE YOUR PARTY
Finalize program with your host.
Buy your prizes, loot or party décor, if applicable. Always go for items that are of good quality when shopping for party supplies.
Update your guest list and adjust your food order if necessary. Take note of Ingress/Egress times.
ON THE DAY OF YOUR PARTY
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.