Parties are like road trips : Getting there is half the fun.
The party itself has so much joy, endless possibilities, laughter, hope….or is it just me? Planning it, however, can be frustrating if you don’t know the ropes.Michelle Boyi, a mother of two, offers us tips for planning parties for her children.
Involve the child(ren). Always ask them what they would like. Some kids know exactly how they would like the party to be like. If you go with your child’s preferred theme, it will definitely save you time , money and effort.
Keep it simple. Thanks to Pinterest, mums might feel tempted to serve four course meals. If you know you’re not a gourmet Chef, don’t be pressured into starting something that you can’t pull off. Remember that kids will be happy with a small, simple party as long as you make them feel special.
Clean bathrooms. Whether or not you will have the party at home or at a public venue, ensure that there will be enough water for flushing the toilet on the day. You could arrange to have water stored in advance just to be on the safe side. If your party is quite large, it may be advisable to rent a portable toilet and have it placed outdoors.
Write a budget and stick to it. It is important to write down everything you want for the party and adjust it to fit your budget. This way, you will be able to buy the most important items such as cake and snacks before blowing every penny on decorations.
Prepare educational activities for the kids. You could have a DIY corner, a list of games, skipping ropes, and a small band. Just make sure that you have prepared as many activities as possible that will keep the kids entertained throughout the party.
For more practical ideas or to find an event planner who will do it all for you, head over to our celebration services page.