Your child is at an age where they are old enough to want a party, but it can feel overwhelming and may even fill you with dread.
There are so many options out there for a child’s party that it’s hard to know where to begin but planning your child’s party for the first time doesn’t have to be as big as you may want it.
All children care about is celebrating their birthday with their friends and this can be done no matter how big or small. For your first time, try not to overdo it or compare from other parties you may have been to. There are no rules and you do what you feel is best for your child.
Here are some ideas of how to plan your child’s party for the first time:
Ask your child what type of party they would like – getting them involved will give you an idea of what they would like and will help with your budget.
Think about how many guests you would like as this will help with your venue and costs.
Do some research – ask for recommendations from parent’s who have done a party before, and get a vibe of what is trending and popular at the moment so that you know all the children will enjoy themselves.
Get quotes from providers that can help you with your party such as entertainers, venues, caterers, balloon artists etc.
Decide on a date, time and place to host your party and write a guest list.
Send out your invites with plenty of notice and I recommend over inviting to make up for any no shows or last minute cancellations.
Get organised – pay deposits, write a list of anything else you need to do leading up to the party and chase up any RSVPs so you have an idea of numbers.
Enlist any help from family and friends on the day so you don’t feel like you have to do everything and try to get to enjoy the party with your child.
It’s easy to feel daunted by planning your child’s party but you do what you feel capable of and it doesn’t have to be all bells and whistles for them to have a good time and make memories with their friends.