How To Throw A Birthday Party For Your Child
Are you thinking about possibly throwing a birthday party for your child sometime in the near future? If so, perhaps you are feeling a bit overwhelmed and not quite sure about how to get started with the whole party planning process. This is not a problem, as I will be more than happy to assist you with this.
The first thing you will want to do is select a theme for your party. The reason for this is that having a specific theme in mind makes planning a party significantly easier. For a little girl, a tea party theme or a princess theme would be sure to delight her and all of her friends! A little boy would most likely really love a pirate theme or a Wild West theme for his party. For preteens or teens, a karaoke party or watching a movie complete with popcorn and candy would most likely be a huge hit! However, I would highly recommend that you let your child help pick out the theme, as that way you will be sure to throw a party that they are sure to enjoy!
You will want to be sure to mail out the invitations for your child's party as early as possible. The sooner you get them sent out, the more likely it is that most of your guests will be able to come to the party. Also, there are websites that allow you to send free electronic invitations via email which makes inviting your guests super easy! Knowing in advance how many guests will be attending the party is very important so that you know how much food to buy. If the party is quickly approaching and you still haven't heard back from a few people about whether or not they are attending the party, it's best to err on the side of caution and buy a little extra food just in case they do decide to come after all.
If you are on a bit of a tight budget, you can get away with serving just cake, ice cream and some light appetizers if you plan to have the party in the late afternoon. The reason for this is that with a late afternoon party, people would have already eaten lunch before they showed up and so there would be no need to serve them a full meal. Another way to save money on your child's birthday party is to purchase party supplies such as streamers, paper plates, cups and plastic eating utensils at your local dollar store. Most dollar stores actually have a pretty great selection of party supplies, so there really is no need to spend much more on your party supplies by getting them at your local party store. Your local dollar store is also a good resource for finding inexpensive yet great good bag favors!
I wish you the best of luck, and I hope that you, your child and all of your guests have a wonderful time at the party!
by: Danielle BrooksAbout the Author:Danielle Brooks is a freelance writer who loves to entertain. When entertaining she likes to use sengWare dinnerware