Are you planning a birthday party for your kid but don't know where to start? From decorations, desserts, and fun games to themed paper plates, kids birthday parties can be a challenge to put together.
You'll become a kids birthday party planner, a DIY-er, a cake baker, and an entertainer. Luckily, with a set budget and a little creativity, you can give your kid the birthday of their dreams. Get the party supplies, involve the kids in the planning, and send out the invitations.
To get the party started, here are 5 handy tips for planning the best birthday party of your kid's life.
1. Pick a Theme
Your kids can have some pretty wild requests when it comes to a birthday party theme. Sometimes, they'll want a cartoon-based theme, or something related to their favorite books. Other times, they'll want a theme that's a product of their imagination, and this is where you can get creative.
For most themes, you can get the party supplies such as balloons, confetti and streamers easily online or in stores. If your kid wants something abstract, you can always DIY some of the stuff and improvise the rest.
2. Set a Budget
Setting a budget is a crucial step in birthday party planning because you can easily get carried away. Once you set the birthday theme, break down the individual elements.
This way, you'll see what you'll spend the most on, so you can plan ahead. You can always DIY some things to save some money and stick to the budget.
3. Pinterest is Your Best Friend
If you don't know how to plan a birthday party without losing your mind, Pinterest is your best friend. This platform is magical when it comes to DIYs, finding things on a budget, cake recipes, and fun games.
It does all the thinking for you, but be careful not to get caught up in DIY projects that look perfect in photos. Keep it simple and colorful - kids don't care about the details only you notice.
4. Decide on Food and Cake
The birthday cake is a big part of the celebration and it should match the party theme. You can either make it yourself or order it from a bakery, but make sure to ask the kid about the flavor.
You can go easy on the food and drinks and just order pizza, hot dogs, bite-sized sandwiches, fruits, and everything mini. Kids will not sit down to eat, so you need something that's easy to grab and go.
5. Send Out Invitations
Now that you have everything planned out and ready to go, it's time for the invitations. By know, you probably know how many guests you're inviting, but you should also know how many will actually show up.
If you want the invitations to match the birthday theme, use a free birthday ecard design tool online. You can change colors, backgrounds, images, and fonts and then print them out or send them via email.
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Planning a birthday party for kids can be overwhelming, but with these tips, you'll throw a party they'll never forget!
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