Some of the most magical childhood memories you can create for your kid will be at their birthday parties. However, depending on the catering plan, the number of guests, theme and venue, you may soon become overwhelmed or stressed out due to the costs, time and stress involved in planning a party for your child.
Typically, parents are busy with both family and work-life so it can be easy to forget something important when organizing a party for your kid. Fortunately, if you follow and make note of the advice below you can save yourself from a few headaches and make party planning easier and fun.
What to Do With the Waste
In addition to having a good time, another result of a party is the numerous black bags filled with cardboard, napkins, cups, food scraps, paper plates, popped balloons, paper straws and wrapping paper. The amount of waste produced from medium to large kid’s parties is usually too much to fit in your standard kerbside municipal collection bin so to avoid leaving it outside for a long time you should consider different ways of getting rid of garbage after a party such as taking it to the local dump, private collection or renting a small skip bin. Before disposing of party waste you can reduce what you are putting in your general waste by separating recyclables and taking them to a local collection point.
Choose a Convenient Day
In an ideal world, your kid’s birthday party would be on their actual birthday, although unfortunately, this isn’t always the case as many factors can affect a party’s date such as guest’s scheduling, school and the weather. To ensure all of your child’s friends, their parents and your family can attend, it is worth moving the party to a day that suits most people so your kid’s party is memorable and special for them.
Select a Theme
Choosing a theme for your child’s party will make it easier to think of ideas for decor, entertainment, food and presents as you can base them on it. Some popular examples of themes for kid’s parties are carnival, circus, fairy tale nautical, princesses and superheroes.
Pick a Venue Early
There are several location options for a kid’s birthday party, for example, you can host it at your home or go to an amusement park, local restaurant or even somewhere outdoors like a swimming pool or waterpark. Whichever choice of venue you go for, you should make the decision and reserve the venue at least one month in advance. Booking a space early may be a requirement for some venues and it also provides you with ample time to deliver invitations, purchase gifts, plan catering and prepare decorations.
Keep to a Budget
Even though you want to make sure your kid has an amazing birthday, it is a good idea to set yourself a budget early on so you don’t unexpectedly overspend or waste money on things kids might not care about at a party anyway. A simple way to cost out a party is by breaking down the expenses into different categories which should include catering, decorations, entertainment and gifts.
Planning your kid’s birthday party can be fun and rewarding especially when it comes to the special day and they are enjoying the party with their friends. On the other hand, organizing a kid’s party can be a bit daunting, stressful and time-consuming so early on in the planning stage it is worth reading advice on important things to consider.