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Birthday Party Tips

Here are some party tips go smoothly with minimal stress.

Party Tips for Success

Plan a Budget

  • Determine what your budget is. This will in turn determine how many guests and how much to spend per person.
  • This will also determine if you will host it entirely or opt to pay for a location to host it, whether you want to hire entertainment or plan your own activities. It can help you decide whether to purchase or cater the menu, cake or make it yourself.
  • Preparation

  • Make a list of items needed to be sure you have everything you need on the day of the party.
  • Prepare as much of the food as possible the day or night before the event.
  • Always test a game first to make sure you have everything you need to play the game, and to see if you need to adjust the rules, or how far apart the starting and ending should be.
  • Crafts are also recommended to try a sample first. You can see how long it takes, how hard and if there is any required drying time.
  • Supervision

  • Be sure to have adequate supervision especially if you are allowing parents to drop off their child. If you opt to host a party outside of your home, you are often required to sign waivers and have a required ratio of adults to children.
  • In preparation for a game, consider how many adults will be needed. For example: If it's a ball toss, you don't want to be running after the balls and retrieving them as well as helping each child when its their turn.
  • Age Appropriate Games or Craft

    Consider the range of ages of the children attending. Take the age of the youngest child and base your level of difficulty starting with that age.

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