Planning A Child's Birthday Party.

Planning your child's birthday party can be really exciting but it can also be really stressful. There are quite a few things to do to plan a party and making sure everything goes right. Although you probably won't relax at all on the day until your home and resting (after the kids are in bed). There are a few things to think about whilst planning your child's party.

You will need to choose a theme for the party. Most people go for the child's favourite colour, TV shows, Characters, Film or just what they see in the shop. Knowing the theme of the party will help you with your banners, balloons and invites.

You will need to think if you want anything at your child's party such as a special character, entertainer or a bouncy castle etc. You will need to book these in advance as usually things like this get booked up pretty quick.

You will need to get your party invites ready and sent out atleast a week (two weeks is best) before the party so you're not crossing over anybody else's plans which will stop them coming to the party. The last thing you need it hardly anybody turning up after the effort you've put in to planning.

Ideally the best place for a birthday party is somewhere local and somewhere people can get to easily. If it is local but hard to find then you could always leave your number and directions on the invites for people. You need to think how many people you have invited and choose somewhere which is big enough for everyone and anything you've booked. Again, you will need to book a place in advance.

Planning a birthday party can be quite expensive, I've easily spent £100+ and I think it's pretty silly spending that much on a party and then presents on top of that too. You could easily go around looking in shops or online for cheaper things and bargains for the party. You could set yourself a budget.

Again you will need to book a cake in advance. The choice of cake can go with your theme and you could yet again, look around for a price that will fit your budget. You will need to know how many people are coming to the party to know how much food to buy but always buy a little bit more than you think but don't buy too much as there are always left overs in parties.

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  1. great post. I used to stress for weeks before big J's parties. there was so much to do and remember. as he got older they seem to get less stressful and his 13th party this week was a doddle. Unfortunately the stressful parties will start up again soon as my youngest starts to attend nursery and then school eek. Thanks for linking up #ToddlersAndTeens

  2. It's such hard work planning a party isn't it! I find it enjoyable though, especially seeing how much they enjoy it on the day :) #ToddlersAndTeens


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