Children’s birthday parties are incredibly stressful, or at least, they can be. For kids, one of the most exciting parts of turning another year older is the fact that they get to have a birthday party, for us it’s one of the most stressful parts. The truth is that children’s party planning takes a lot of time, effort, and money, which is why, as parents, we find it so stressful.
However, the good news is that just because kid’s party planning can be stressful, that doesn’t mean that it has to be. If you know what you are doing and are willing to plan in advance, you can ensure that your child’s next birthday party is practically stress-free. Yes, really! Here’s everything that you need to know:
Book a venue that offers a setup and clear up service
One of the most stressful (and time-consuming) parts of holding a birthday party is the setup and clear up. So, why not spend a little more and hire a venue that offers complimentary setup and clear up? That way, all you have to do is drop off any decorations that you want put up, and they’ll be in place by the time of the party comes around. And when the party ends, instead of having to spend an hour or so clearing up, you can head home. Just think how much easier that would make things…
Plan a party that comes with its own entertainment
To make party planning even easier, attempt to plan a do that comes with its own entertainment. For example, if your child loves football, plan a football party and hire a football coach to run it. If your little one is obsessed with princesses, hire a princess entertainer to run the party. Or, if they love swimming, plan a pool party. Instead of having to plan party games, plan a party that comes with its own entertainment. You’ll feel less stressed out for it, that’s a promise.
Order the items for the goody bags online
When it comes to the goody bags, go online and get inspired. You don’t want to give out the same thing as every other party gives out, so it’s worth taking the time to get creative. Once you’ve found some ideas that you like, such as getting each child a name bracelet, a teddy bear with their name on, or getting custom bobbleheads for each child. Get creative, get inspired, and come up with some unique goody bag ideas.
Have the food catered and the cake professionally designed
Spare yourself the hassle of having to make and decorate a cake and make up lots of sandwiches and snack foods and hire a caterer and a professional cake maker. Believe it or not, this won’t be as expensive as you would think and will make party planning much easier and less stressful. Just make sure to inform your caterers of any allergies that any of the kids who are attending may have.
So there you have it, party planning hacks that will make the next kid’s party you plan much easier and less stressful.