The Best Kids Party Checklist
Mummies, grandma's, aunties, big sisters and girl friends is there a month that someone in your life is not having a kids party. All fun and games to attend but can be a headache to organise. Don't fret we got you sorted, here is a one stop
Complete Kids’ Birthday Party Checklist for ya'll to bring the FUN!
Step 1 What is the kid into?
Choose a theme with your child, don't make the decision without them unless they are under 3 years old (even some 2 year olds will make it obvious who their favourite character or animal is).
Determine the guest list - is this party for children or family
Get your party venue reserved and/or book your entertainer early
Step 2 Contact and prepare
If your child is in a childcare/education setting ask for an updated class list - spelling children's names properly is a must!
Decide on the menu and activities to match your theme
Time to order your cake- even if its someone you know order early don't assume you are the only one asking. If it's shop bought and themed, check that it's available in more than one place to ensure it's with you on the big day.
Step 3 Send and collect
Invitations need to be sent - ask about allergies and have them written down
Time to order and collect or arrange delivery of the party supplies
Send out an SOS for extra help - even if you think you got this, there will be a ball that gets dropped when there was no need.
Step 4 Connect with the people
Agree a party schedule with your help and delegate jobs- someone to welcome at the door, someone manning the kitchen etc
Call invitees that have not yet responded
Check on all your orders call/email cake, party supplies, entertainer and venue
Step 5 Shop for party essentials
Buy the food and drink
Buy your party bags and contents
Make sure all devices are charged, bubble machine etc.
Step 6 The day before the party
Confirm your help is coming and know their tasks
Decorate the party area/venue
Prepare and make any food ahead of time- only prepare what you can store safely at the right temperatures.
Step 7 Party Time
Know who is dropping off/collecting children. Have their allergies written down and a telephone number for their responsible adult before they are left with you.
Store party gifts to one side - to avoid anything being opened or damaged
ENJOY THE PARTY!!!
Step 8 Etiquette
Send thank you notes/texts/emails/WhatsApp's - it is nice to make your guests feel appreciated
Review your top 3 Party accessories. Good or Bad reviews are great for others to make better decisions. If your cake was dry say so, but inform the company first, likewise if your entertainment was awesome let the world know.
Have a realistic budget and stay within it! Prioritise the most expensive items and addressing them first.
Avoid inviting people you or your child does not get on with, its their celebration and memories your spoiling.
Look for discount codes, subscriptions or intro's to get what you can for less!
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