Organizing a party can be a mammoth task especially if you are unfamiliar with the format, but don't worry help is at hand. You just need to get yourself organized and have a checklist to ensure you don't forget anything.
Don't forget the date!
The first thing to do is ensure you have the date of the party, whatever kind you are having indelibly imprinted into your mind. Do not forget your child's birthday but with all the stress of organizing a birthday party it may be something you forget. Some people do not hold birthday parties on the actual day of the birthday for one reason or another, and this can be a reason that the actual date is missed too. So double-check and ensure you tick it in your checklist.
Themed birthday parties
You should decide whether you are having a themed birthday party. These are very popular and you can choose from a wide range of popular party ideas. Whether you have a boy or a girl you can still find a great theme. If you don't want a themed party, don't feel pressured into having one. If your child really does not have any popular character that they are fond of, you can just decorate your party venue (or home) in their favorite colors with banners and garlands
You can buy pre-made invitations from the shops, you can make them yourself or you can personalize them online and print them out yourself. You will just need the date and time of the party, the location, the theme if you are having one and of course your child's name.
Every child should have a birthday cake on their birthday or at their birthday party and if you are not baking it yourself (after all, we're not all born with the culinary genius gene), you should ensure you order it from the caterer's in plenty of time. Going the day before the birthday party is not advisable.
Children's parties can get a little out of hand at times, so if you are having it at your home you should ensure the children are supervised at all times, particularly at eating time. Over-excited children and finger food can be a devilish combination. Don't go overboard with the food. Just basic finger foods are enough, such as sandwiches, cup cakes, cookies, chips, etc. Don't forget the drinks too. You can co-ordinate the food to fit with the themed party if you are having one
You will need to keep the children entertained so ensure you have prepared enough party games for them to play throughout the party. Games like pass the parcel and hunt the item are always favorites with all ages.
It is important to ensure you have all the age appropriate favors to give to the children at the end of the party. You can buy these in bulk, which will make it a little cheaper for you and there are so many great items to choose from even if you are on a budget.