9 Steps To Plan The Perfect Birthday Party For Your Daughter
Birthday parties are fun, especially for children. They play with their friends, enjoy being the center of attention, and love receiving gifts. Parents enjoy it too, as they reminisce the time she was born.
For the children the party is fun. For the parents, not so much. They become stressed and overwhelmed weeks prior. It requires you to plan every detail earlier so that your girl can have the day she dreamt about for months.
Luckily, if you plan in advance following these nine steps, you can have a smooth and easy-to-plan birthday party for your girl.
- Determine your budget
Before you even start with planning, define the budget. Knowing how much money you want to allocate for this event is helpful for almost everything you need to do. With a budget at hand, you know how much you can pay for the location, decorations, cake, or the number of guests you will invite.
- Select the party’s theme
It adds a more festive feeling if you organize the party with a theme. It usually is something your daughter has interests such as a cartoon character, her favorite game, or her favorite toy. Anything that makes your girl feel in her wonderland.
- Select the location
Are you planning on hosting the party at your house? Make sure to create a perimeter of the party with balloons and other decorations. It will stop kids from going in and out of the rooms. If you plan to host it somewhere else, decide if it will be open-air, at a private venue, or in a local community center.
Pick a location that is affordable to you and is fun for your daughter to spend her birthday.
- Make the guest list and send the invitation
With the location set, you need to decide on the number of guests. Your budget will determine the number of guests at the party. You also need to plan if the party will include grown-ups or just the children.
When you confirm the guest list, send out the invitations. You can buy the invitations or craft them together with your daughter.
- Order food and the cake
The cake is the most memorable part of the party. It usually matches the theme of the birthday. For example, if the birthday theme is Frozen, then the cake will be with Elsa.
Also, you need to cater the food for the party. Make sure you know if there is anyone with food allergies or dietary restrictions. If there are, call their parent to advise you on what food is convenient for them.
- Make sure you have a helping hand
You may be a super mom and plan everything yourself. But on the day of the event, you can’t do it all alone. It is too much responsibility for you to manage the kids and keep up with the organization. You can call a family member, another parent or hire a babysitter.
- Buy or make your decorations
If you organize the party in a private venue, there is a good chance they will provide the decorations. But if you plan it at home or in a public place, you need to prepare the decorations. The decorations should match the theme of the party.
Some of the most common decorations used for birthday parties are:
- Birthday banner/signs
- Make a list of activities
It is always winsome to come to the part prepared with activities and games to keep the kids entertained during the party.
There is a sea of party games for girls. But before you choose them, make sure the activity is suitable for the ages of kids at the party. Make sure you select activities that keep the kids engaged with each other.
- Make a checklist for the day
Even though you have it all planned, the big day is always stressful. You have to coordinate with the cater, the cake, the venue, and the guest arrivals. To make sure you won’t forget something, prepare a checklist of things you need to do during the day. The checklist will let you enjoy the day with less stress.
Planning a birthday party for your daughter is resources and time-consuming. If you start planning it following these nine steps, the party organization will be less stressful or overwhelming.