How to Plan a Perfect Birthday Party for the Kids at Home: Tips and the Check List
Arranging a birthday party at home, needs prior planning:
All of us enjoy being invited to a party, or hosting a party. We want to celebrate, even the little joys, every achievement and happy moments, and keep our sweet memories, for a lifetime.
And why not? You get an opportunity to unwind, to socialize, to make new friends and overall to de-stress yourself.
The same is true for the children.
- Birthdays are perhaps the most important days in their calendar, whether it’s their own birthday or their friend's birthday.
- The parents being aware of this, make sure to make this, the most memorable day for the kids and themselves.
- My kids are all grown up, but I do remember all the fun and enthusiasm, while planning the fun birthday party for them, at my home.
- It all used to start much in advance, when they enthusiastically participated in making the list; of the delicious food items, to be prepared at home, or ordered from outside.
- Children love sharing, and I remember the large packets of chocolates and snacks, which they used to distribute, in their classes, and the school assemblies.
- New dress, new shoes, new ideas of decorations, and so much more, was arranged, or bought from the market.
- And, what to say of their long - long list of friends, and the return gifts.
- Those were the days of camera rolls for the photography, and not the digital images, as we have these days.
- I have a precious collection of the photographs, of each of my children's birthdays.
- Here, I am sharing some of my precious memories, of how I used to plan these birthday parties at home.
Have you tried arranging Theme Birthday Party for your Kid?
The check list for arranging the birthday party of the children at home:
Here are some tips, if you are planning for your child's birthday party at home, or a hotel, or in a garden.
Make it a grand one!
- First of all, make a list of the invitees.
- Discuss with your child also, if he/ she is above 5 years of age.
- If the children being invited are too small, you will have to invite their parents also.
- If the party is only for the children, then make sure, someone from their family drops them at the venue of the party, and later on, picks them up, so that they are back home safely.
- Note down the telephone numbers and address of their parents. It might be needed later on.
- The invitations would look nice and exciting to the children, if they are handwritten or hand made, with colorful designs.
- The invitations should be sent at least 4 to 5 days in advance. The guest also has to prepare to come to the party; buying gifts, choosing party dress etc.
- The venue should be decided, keeping in mind the guest list.
- Children parties are best organised at home. They feel at home and enjoy to the maximum.
- If you have a big lawn or garden—wonderful. You will have to get it cleaned and arranged with chairs, tables etc. on the party day.
- Remember, children need lot of open space, to play, to move around. So, make arrangements accordingly.
- If you are arranging for an indoor party, be sure choose your most spacious room for that. It would be good to keep the central part vacant.
- Children are a little choosy, when food is concerned. And obviously, you want them to eat and enjoy, what you serve. So, you have to be a little careful here, in the selection of dishes. Who wants leftovers?
- Your child will be a good guide for you. Keep those items, which the children enjoy eating.
- For this special day, forget about the nutrition part, which is always there in a mother's mind, while cooking for her children.
Simple cake recipe, source: You tube
Ordering for the Cake:
- This is perhaps the most awaited moment, for the parents, as well as the children.
- Remember to order, in keeping with the number of children or adults, invited for the party.
- Make sure, it is delivered at the right time, to avoid the last minute tensions.
- You on your part, have to keep the cake table ready, for its arrival.
Grocery and Decorations:
- Make a list of of the items required and do your shopping, at least two days in advance.
- Enough number of cutlery, plates, napkins, tablecloths, towels etc. should also be arranged.
- Even if you have them at home, they should be cleaned and assembled, beforehand.
- Decoration items, such as balloons, colour papers, birthday caps, toys, return gifts etc. should also be listed and arranged.
- Make a 'TO DO LIST' and You can tick mark, yes, for those items, which you have arranged.
- You would obviously want to cherish the memories of your child's special day.
- For that, remember to charge your cameras, arrange for the extra memory cards and batteries, if required.
Non alcoholic rainbow drink for kids , source: YouTube
*Today is Your Birthday and it marks an extra turning point in your years because it will be filled with prosperity and success, Happy Birthday to You!
*One, two, three, four, five;
Five candles on your cake;
Blow them out and make your wishes;
And we send you birthday kisses.
Have a Happy Birthday!
Do you prefer arranging birthday party for kids--
Fun activities and games for the birthday parties:
- The Children have loads of energy. So, you have to keep them busy, busy in some activities or the other activities. Pre plan the activities, keeping the age groups in view.
- Tune in to some happy music of their choice. You may not like noise, but children love it.
- You can arrange for some fun games, with which they are familiar.
- You can even arrange for some puppet show or magic show.
- Keep one to two hours for the activity time.
- Everything may not go as you have planned. Do not be upset about that.
- What matters is that everyone should enjoy and have fun and remember the occasion with a smile on their faces.
Let them do what the children want;
Play, dance or even make noise;
Enjoy to the fullest with the kids;
And don't worry about the tidiness or cleanliness.
Arrange Birthday Party At Home
Enjoy the Happy Birthday Song, Source: You tube
© 2012 Chitrangada Sharan