Birthday parties are the best gift you can give to your child until he or she is 13 years old. After that they tend to go free and plan their day out with the friends. So you want all their birthdays to be special. Here are some quick tips for birthday party planning.
The first step to plan any party is to set your budget. You must know the last limit to which you can make the expense. Actually if you set big ideas and then they go for a toss due to low budget, it does not feel happy at all. Planning the money before hand lets you know the things that you can actually imply. Then you have to select the right venue. If it is only a few people who can accommodate at home, it is better to keep it home. Another good option is to go for a picnic at a lake side or beach side. And if you have a very high budget, then you look forward to book a banquet or a hotel.
Then you have to plan the theme. There are many themes to choose from – Egyptian, Disneyland, Hollywood, retro, animal world, black & white, rainbow colors, etc. The list is endless as per your imagination. Then depending upon the theme, look for the right decor, music and food. If you are planning the party at lakeside, you can put up some tents and make a camp like party. Here the decor required is minimal. On the other hand at home, you would require a lot of things for decoration. Try to get the decoration items from the garage sale if possible, as that would save a lot of hard earned Dollars. And if the party is placed in a hotel or a restaurant all this planning is not required. They would only ask you the theme and they shall take care of the rest professionals.
Party planning also calls for a lot of knowledge on what the child likes. It is always good to make choice of items & themes that your child likes. For instance, if the child does not like camping, that party is not worth. The party must match up to the choice of the person whose birthday it is. If he or she likes swimming, go for a beachside party with barbecue food. Then if they like boating, a big deck of a ship could give them that aquatic flavor.
Remember one thing – you have to make the party fun for every one there. Even if it’s a kids’ party and their parents have to accompany them, have something on cards for the elders as well. It may be dance, beach sports or any other activity. Likewise if the party is for a grown up and people have to arrive there with their toddlers arrange for some thing to keep their children busy, like a magic show, etc. So, birthday party planning is an art that involves creativity and proper budget. But it is always fun!