Want to throw a great birthday party without a lot of stress? Now your child can have a wonderful birthday when you follow these tips.
Timing is Everything. A children's birthday party can be as simple or as complicated as you want it to be. If you'd rather not go through the fuss of serving a meal, schedule your party to start right after lunch time and ending before supper.
Invitations. Make it easy on the other parents with clear instructions. If you don't want people to spend a fortune on gifts, say so in your invitation. Let parent know that they're welcome to stay for the party. Unless you are very cramped on space, the extra adults will help keep the kids safe.
Invite Early. These days kids have so many scheduled weekend events it is hard for many families to make it to a party without sufficient notice. Try to get your invitations out at least 6 weeks in advance.
Keep It Simple. Don't invite the entire world. If the birthday child is under the age of 3, seriously consider keeping the number of children invited very low. Toddlers are still developing social skills and a very crowded and noisy party can be traumatic for little ones.
Make it easy to RSVP. List your email and telephone number on your invitation. When possible, use online invitations too. Ask for an RSVP at least two weeks in advance. Having the precise number of guests will make planning easy.
Bigger isn't always better. Would you rather go to a great small party or a big boring one? By keeping your invite list small you can afford to give your guests live entertainment and gourmet food.