Are you looking to throw your birthday girl the best party she’s ever had? Are you wondering what aspects of a birthday party will make it more memorable? If so, then you need to look into planning the most important factors of a children’s birthday party.
Doing so can help you plan for every facet of the party. The cake, the guests, the location, and other factors that will make the party one for your baby girl to remember.
See below for several key tips and tricks for throwing an amazing birthday party for your daughter. They’ll wish that the day would never end, and so will you!
Get Creative Gifts
There are two types of gifts that a child is looking for: the gifts they’ve been begging you for and the surprise gifts that will knock their socks off.
To make this a birthday party that your baby girl will remember, you need to have a combination of both.
Accomplishing the first type of gift is easy. Simply purchase a gift or two that she’s been asking your for in the last few months. These gifts will make her scream and smile with so much excitement.
The second kind of gift will require a bit more thought. Think through different creative gifts for daughters that your little birthday girl might enjoy, then act on it.
Gather the Correct Guest List
The guest list for the birthday party is vitally important. You want to make sure that everyone is there that your little girl wants there, and none of who she does not.
Too many parents make the mistake of inviting everyone at the risk of hurting someone’s feelings. But doing so might have bad consequences if your child and another kid don’t get along.
If your daughter and her friends are really young, then try to schedule a party time for the early afternoon. Keep it to two hours or so. That way, it’s long enough to make it worth everyone’s time, but short enough to avoid bickering and cranky kids.
Ask your child who she’d like to invite to your party several weeks in advance. That way, you can work on connecting with the parents on social media, texting, or calling them to put it on their calendar.
Let your little girl join in on the fun of inviting her friends by creating invitation cards for her to hand out to her friends at school.
Pick the Location
Before you go picking a time and date for your little girl’s party, you’ll want to first pick the venue for it.
If it’s at your house, then you have the luxury of doing it whenever you’d like to. However, if you want to throw it at a venue of some sort, then you’ll be at the mercy of the dates and times they have open. Book it weeks or months in advance to have more options.
Ask your little girl about 2 or 3 places that she’d be interested in having a birthday party. This can give you some options to plan for.
Is there a new kids movie coming out that she wants to see? Book a party at the local theater. Are her and all her friends active and tomboy-ish? If so, then consider throwing the party at a skating rink, gymnastics facility, or kids party venue.
Choose the Theme
The birthday party theme that you choose will dictate a lot about the party that you throw. For example, if you choose to have a movie-watching party at your house, you can turn your entire home into a movie theater for a day.
If you decide to go with a princess and princes theme for her party, then the house shall be turned into a royal castle for her highness and all her guests!
Try to keep the theme of the party as general as possible. That way, you can coordinate the cake, the decorations, the activities, and the food to all gel with the theme.
Don’t Overstuff the Itinerary
It doesn’t matter whether you’re throwing a 2-hour party or a slumber party, try not to overstuff the itinerary for the party.
Instead of having a new activity for all of the kids to do every 15 to 30 minutes, set an activity for each hour of the party with a few backup activities (just in case).
Remember, no kid comes to the party excited about the random activities that you’ve planned for them. They’re just excited to get the chance to play with their friends.
That said, make sure to keep each game to a 15 to 20-minute time span. Any longer than that, and you’ll lose their attention completely.
Construct the Menu
Your children’s birthday party food list doesn’t have to be as extensive as the menu for your adult tailgate parties.
In fact, the simpler the menu is, the better. But just make sure to have a definitive menu by the time you send out invitations. That way, if any kids attending have allergies or need other food options, you can accommodate with plenty of time.
Keep it simple. Opt for things like pizza, hot dogs, chicken nuggets, sandwiches, or order a bunch of kids meals from your daughter’s favorite fast food joint. Whatever you provide, the kids will love it!
Organize Your Children’s Birthday Party In Style Today
Now that you’ve seen all the different tips and tricks on how to organize a dynamite children’s birthday party, be sure to put it to good use.
Start by booking the venue and budgeting for everything that you want to include such as gifts, party favors, food, decorations, and so forth.
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