The three steps of planning the ultimate child’s birthday party

Kiran Singh

There are three main steps when it comes to planning the perfect birthday party for your child. With the right planning, this most potentially stressful of occasions could end up being one of the best days of your and your child’s life. If you have a child’s birthday coming up and you’re wondering whether a party is worth the cost and the worry, then panic no more. Here are the three key steps that you need to take before the day itself, and you’ll find that by concentrating on these areas, the rest of the event will follow through rather naturally. Take the time to plan in advance, and you could be hosting the best children’s party of the year.

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Talk to the host

It’s important to remember that although you are the one doing all the planning and paying for all of the costs, your child is still the host of the party. That’s why it’s essential that you talk to them about it. Sometimes, you might be surprised to find that they don’t want a party at all! However, if they do, then having an initial discussion about what they want, and subsequent chats about any new ideas, will go a long way to making your planning much easier. They are going to have their own ideas, and it’s going to be up to you to make sure that they are aware of limitations and boundaries. They might even have some ideas about the venue, which could end up saving you a lot of time and expense.

Set a theme

The best birthday parties have a theme, so it’s worth deciding on one as soon as possible. The sooner that you have a theme settled, the sooner that you can start sending out those personalized invites that convey the theme of the day. Having a theme is a great way to ensure that your child has a better time, and if the theme is tailored to their interests, then the event starts well, even before the first guests arrive. Once the theme is decided, start organising decorations in that theme, Party Giant offers great Party Packages, from a ‘Circus’ theme like shown below, to ‘Frozen’, ‘Jungle Book’ and MANY MANY more – their packages are customised to your needs.

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Circus Themed Birthday Party by Party Giant. Check them out on Instagram.

Organise the basics first

Having an idea of the basics is a good way to start devising a birthday party checklist and itinerary. Your first priorities need to be the essentials. So start with deciding on the date and time of the party. The time of day is more important than you think and will depend on the age of your child and their guests, because no matter how old they are, holding the party at certain times of day could be interrupting important nap time, which will make for irritable and tantrum-ready children. Work out the best time of day, and then start looking at possible venues. Having the date and time already planned will make it easier to discuss ideas with local venues, and whether it’s an indoor or outdoor destination, the more you know, the easier it is.

It’s never been easier to throw a children’s birthday party. With entertainers available at the touch of a button, and the ease of email invites that negate the necessity of costly paper invites, there’s no reason why your party planning needs to cost a fortune. Take the time to follow the three key steps, and your child’s birthday party will be an event that they remember forever.

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