Here are some steps you can refer to when planning your party.
Step 1: Check your budget constraints
Before you start planning your birthday, set a budget. Setting a budget helps you identify how much you can afford to spend when hosting a party. You can also allocate a different budget from the total budget set for the party. Setting a budget is very important as it can directly affect the food you serve and the number of people you invite.
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Step 2: Choose a party theme
You know your child well and will know their preferences as well. Try to keep the theme of the party as close to their taste as possible. The theme of the party also includes the dress code, food, drink, and overall decoration.
Some unique birthday themes are:
- vintage treasure hunt
- Marvel’s Avengers Theme
- contemporary themes
- western culture theme
- space exploration
- wild life wonders
Choosing a theme can be a tedious task. We encourage you to include your child’s feedback and opinions here.
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Step 3: How to select date and day
Most parties are best all day on Friday night and Saturday. With this in mind, you can hold the party on the Friday night or Saturday closest after your birthday. You can also
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Step 4: Space Available and Room Needed
You should also choose one place where everyone gathers for cake cutting and celebrations. Also, identify a room to use for the party. The guest room and living room can be used to host parties. If you want to keep your bedroom clean, host the party in the middle half of the house.
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Step 5: Guest list and invitations
Check your budget once before setting up your guest list. If you are planning a family/friends birthday party for your child, try to accommodate as many from both sides as possible. It is very successful because children, including children, can meet and play together.
Send invitations a week before the scheduled party to allow enough time for return from invited guests. Follow up with a gentle reminder two days before the party. Design beautiful and sophisticated invitations. The invitation can be a soft copy.
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Step 6: Food and Snacks
This is one of the most important factors when planning a party. Your meals and snacks will leave a lasting impression on your guests. Also, include drinks in your list of food and snacks. If you’re planning a full house party, you can even cook frozen foods like wedges, chips, and French fries.
Create a menu before you start cooking and try to make a limited amount of food. This is because it is the most wasteful thing at any party.
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Step 7: Plan games and fun times
The most fun part is planning and organizing games for the kids attending the party.
Step 8: Goodie Bag
Place chocolates, pens, and various other things in goody bags for departing guests. It’s not required, but you can thank your guests for giving you this opportunity.
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Other frequently asked questions
- How long is your child’s birthday party?
If you’re celebrating a toddler’s birthday, two hours is plenty. If you are celebrating a school kid’s birthday party, 3-4 hours is good for him to play with everyone.
- Should you open birthday presents during a party?
It is graceful and kind to open the gift when you receive it. However, it is also kind of you to accept all gifts and not reject any that your child doesn’t like.
- Which comes first, the food or the cake cutting?
Cake cutting is a priority, after which everyone can be fed.
Disclaimer: The Times of India journalists were not involved in the production of this article.