Let’s face it. Planning a birthday party for kids can be quite stressful.
There’s the guest list, party theme, drinks and snacks, cake options and entertainment to manage. Then of course, you have to keep the guest of honor in mind when planning the party.
So if you’re planning a birthday party for a toddler or preschooler, it’s important to keep a few key factors in mind to help the party be a success. Because this is the age where overstimulation and sugar can lead to tantrums and tears.
What exactly does a successful party look like?
A happy birthday boy or girl and a stress-free parent!
That’s pretty much what it comes down to. Yes, all those other things like food, decor and entertainment will be covered in this ebook, but when you’re looking back at the party the next day, week or year, you’ll realize that what truly makes a party successful is that your child is having fun enjoying their special day and mom and dad aren’t stressing the small stuff.
Plan Around the Birthday Child
Once you make this your mantra, the next step will be to look for those things that your child enjoy on his special day. Think about their personality and favorite activities when planning what kind of party to host.
Is he or she into race cars and active play or and or does your child prefer arts and crafts and sensory activities?
Do you have the space to host a party or will you have to look for a kid-friendly venue?
Does your child do well in large groups or is he better one-on-one with only a few friends?
These basic questions will help you narrow down what type of theme works best and whether your party should be indoors/outdoors and just family or school friends and neighbors.
And it may seem like an obvious step, but always plan around the birthday child in mind because the last thing you need is an overstimulated toddler.
Use a planner to keep manage the stress
One of the best ways to get started is with a little planning. Keeping important dates in mind, and starting your to-do list is key! This will make sure you have everything covered!
Buy the Kid’s Party Planner
Take the stress out of planning your kid’s birthday, with this party planner pack.
Includes 10 printable pages:
- Birthday Tracker Schedule
- Party Decor
- Party Planner
- Party Food Shopping List Recipe List
- Thank you card information Notes