How to Plan a Child"s Birthday Party

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When you are organizing your child's birthday party there are so many details that need to be taken into consideration that it can be overwhelming to know where to start. This article provides some top tips that will help you to plan and host the best birthday party ever.

Guests

The first step is to figure out how many guests you would like to attend the party. You can start by writing a list of all your child's friends. Be sure to ask your child directly who they would want to invite, as you may be accidentally missing people off of the list. Allow extra room for additional guests and parents too. The number of guests you would like to invite will affect where you will host the party.

Venue

One of the most popular places to host a birthday party is in your own home. You will have full control over the space, and you can decorate it as you wish. However if you plan on inviting a large number of guests and you don't have the space in your own home, then you may have to hire a venue for the party. Venue's can include village halls, large outdoor spaces, or entertainment venues, such as bowling alleys.

Theme

Now it is time to work out the theme of your party. Always put your child first and think of their favourite things. Do they have a favourite movie or TV show? Do they have a favourite colour? Do they have a special hobby? Get your thinking cap on and start to narrow down the ideas that you have for the theme. Some ideas for themes can include:

€ Fancy dress themes e.g pirates, animals
€ Disney princess party
€ Mad hatter tea party
€ Sports parties
€ Arts and craft parties

You can search online for images and inspiration on how to develop your theme for the party. Once you decide on the theme you will be able to choose your food and drink, party bags, and entertainment that all tie in with that theme.

Food and Drink

The food and drink should complement the theme of the party. One of the most important parts of the party is the cake. In order to save time and hassle you should consider hiring a professional to bake a cake for your party. They will be able to give you some ideas on what type of cake can fit in best with your theme. A current trend is to have cupcakes at your party. A great cake maker will even be able to transform your cupcakes into a beautiful style cake for something really special and unusual.

Party Bags

Party bags are a great way to thank your guests for coming to the party. You can fill your party bag with small gifts that will relate to the theme of the party. Some popular gift ideas can include stickers, sticker books, stationery, bracelets, sweets and toys.

Be sure to take plenty of photos of the event so that you can look back and remember the day for many years to come.
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