How to Host a Successful Birthday Party for Kids Who Have Never Had One
Birthdays are an incredibly significant moment in a child’s life, yet they can also be stressful for parents. Planning, sourcing and hosting all fall on one person – it can seem like a monumental task!
Some parents are gifted in handling the details of organizing a birthday party, while others find the process overwhelming. They might lack friends or relatives interested in throwing an event, feel uneasy spending their own money for hosting, or simply dislike doing it themselves.
Thankfully, there are plenty of resources to assist you throughout the entire process and it doesn’t have to be as stressful as it seems! With just a few key points, you’ll be able to create an unforgettable birthday party for both you and your children that they will remember for years.
Mistake #1: Get Too Expensive – While kids naturally want to be spoilt and enjoy their presents, that doesn’t mean you need to break your budget in order to make it happen. Instead, set a realistic budget and stick with it.
By being flexible with your party theme and spending less on decorations or favors, you can avoid overspending. Furthermore, by skipping expensive rentals and services that aren’t worth it, you’ll save money.
Once you’ve secured a venue and chosen an approximate date for the celebration, it is essential to book it now and confirm that all guests will be available on that day and at the time selected. This way, you can ensure everything runs smoothly on the big day!
Once you’ve selected your date, it’s time to begin brainstorming the kind of party you’ll host. You could opt for a casual affair with just your closest friends and family, or have many people that would enjoy attending the celebration.
No matter what you decide, you’ll need to determine how much food and drinks will be needed at your party. Either do it yourself or hire a caterer. Depending on how many guests attend, you could do either an informal potluck where everyone brings their own dish to share or have everyone sit down for an elegant sit-down dinner with several entrees and desserts.
It is wise to create a list of all the food and drinks you will need and purchase them as far in advance as possible. Doing this will guarantee your party runs smoothly, without having to stress about running out of supplies at the last minute.
Consider inviting a bartender to create cocktails and mocktails for the party; this can make all the difference when trying to keep your beverage costs down.