Planning a Toddler’s Birthday Party
If there is one thing that all young children have in common, it is their love of birthday parties. These are events focused purely on the children’s enjoyment; this is part of what makes them so much fun for parents and other adults to plan. Finding toddler birthday games, decorations, and food is easy when you take the time to plan the party ahead of time. Instead of waiting until just a few days before the big occasion, begin planning a few weeks in advance. This extra time will help you ensure that every guest has an excellent experience – and that you, the host, are not left without the right number of gift bags or paper plates.
As a party host, there are a few primary concerns that you will need to keep track of, including:
Three Weeks Before the Party
First of all you will need to decide on the day, time, and location of your party. Having your party at home can be the most convenient solution, but it can also require the most preparation. Lots of cleaning may need to be done in order to prepare for your guests; remember that after-party cleaning will also be necessary. At this time, prepare your guest list and send out birthday invitations.
Two Weeks Before the Party
Next you can begin acquiring cooking ingredients for the dishes you would like to serve or placing orders for cake and other refreshments. This is a good time to buy plates and other serving items based on the number of affirmative RSVPs you have received. Make your guests feel extra special with a birthday thank you card as they leave.
One Week Before the Party
Finally it is time to pick up the party favors, the cake, and any final items you forgot. Get the house cleaned up and arrange the decorations. De-stressing the process of party planning takes a little bit of forethought but the results will definitely be worth it.