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How to Plan the Perfect Birthday Party for Your Child

Is your child turning a year older this year? As kids get older, it can be hard to plan the perfect birthday party for them. That’s why it’s important to have the right tips to help you plan for this special day. Check out some of these tips to get started on planning the perfect birthday party for your child.

#1. Start Early

It’s hard to plan a perfect birthday party when you’re running behind on the planning part. To ensure your child has the ideal party, make sure you start planning as early as possible. If you like to procrastinate, start planning at least 8 weeks before the actual party date.

#2. Choose from Several Themes

It’s important to nail down which theme you will use for the party as early as possible. If your child loves Spiderman and Batman, you should figure out which one will be used for the party. To be honest, getting kids to narrow down which theme they want for their party can be hard, so you might want to start on this process early as well.

#3. Make Cake vs. Order Cake

Ah! The dreaded decision that mom has to make every year. Will you make the cake this year or order it? There are drawbacks to both, but ordering a cake definitely has its perks. Maybe you can switch on and off each year, so your kids get the best of both worlds.

#4. Invitations

This is a big part of planning the perfect birthday party for your child. It can also be the most stressful part of planning a party. Always keep in mind that fewer people will show up than the amount of invitations you’ll send out. Try to send out the invitations early enough, so people can plan to come to your party. The last thing you’ll want to do is send out invitations too late. Feel free to call everyone and remind them about the party, they won’t mind.

#5. Enjoy the Party

Adults get so worked up about planning the perfect party that they forget to enjoy the actual birth of their child. If there is one way to plan the perfect party it would be to stop stressing out and just enjoy the party in itself.

So what do you do to plan the perfect birthday party for your little one?

Annmarie John
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  1. My kids had the best parties when they were little and I did them all at home. I wish I was blogging then. Now they just get one or 2 friends over.

  2. I always let them help decorate and make them the host. It makes it a little more special to them I think!

  3. Planning my kids' parties was fun but I always stressed out about the details. If I could do it over again, I think I would relax a little more.

  4. Great advice. I love planning parties. .Always have the person of honor help out also.

  5. Such great tips! I miss all the birthday parties we used to have for my kids when they were little!

  6. I loved home parties! They were my favorites!

  7. I have always had my parties out and now my children are too old for birthday parties but if they were to have a birthday party these tips would be very very helpful.

  8. Great tips. I always make our cakes homemade they taste so much better!

  9. I might sound crazy but I hate parties. Way too much stress for just a few hours. We tend to celebrate on a more intimate level with a "special day out".

  10. Great tips for planning (and enjoying!) I'm horrible about all of it... my husband usually takes are of the details.

  11. I was always let the kids tell me what theme they want.

  12. This tips are great! I wish I would of had these when I was planning my daughter's parties when she was younger!

  13. I had so much fun planning my kids parties, my husband used to tell me I was planning my birthdays and not their but they loved it too now they are teenagers and they want to go out with friends or eat pizza for the birthdays. It sucks.

  14. My biggest tip for party planning is to NOT go overboard. And no junk for goodie bags!

  15. I think you know in our house it's an ordeal!
    Our problem is that we don't start early enough and usually there's a last minute scramble.

  16. These are great tips for stress free party planning. I think we could apply these rules to adult parties too!

  17. I am in total agreement about starting early. I remember for my niece we were scrambling around trying to get things together for her 3rd birthday. It was truly stressful because we almost couldn't get the cake she wanted because we waited so late.

  18. What great tips!

    We do small family parties. We've never done the big "invite everyone" parties except for my girls' first birthdays. I did start the planning early but I kept things super simple.

    Thanks for sharing (and for linking up to the #SHINEbloghop).

    Wishing you a lovely weekend.


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