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5 Party Planning Tips for Your Kid's Next Birthday

July 27, 2011 by momfarah
shefinds | Kids


That’s my son above celebrating his 7th birthday this past weekend with four of his closest friends.  It was the first year we threw him a party at our home with kids, and although he only had five friends over, boy was it a lot of work– before, during and after the party. Yes, even with just five kids, which is less than the suggested “1 kid per year” rule you read about all the time.

But I’m glad to report that everyone had a good time, especially my son. So while it’s still fresh on my mind, here are some party planning tips for your kid’s next birthday party.

1.  In addition to cleaning up before guests arrive, put away everything and anything you don’t want the kids to get into.  Really. Out of sight, out of mind.  

2.  Plan to have activities and crafts to keep the kids busy, but know that they might not get to everything. I bought a simple wooden airplane toy model for the boys to build and ended up putting them in their goodie bags instead. I was quite happy about that, actually.

3. If you’re playing a game, plan on one in which everyone can take home a prize. That way, no one goes home a “loser”.

4. Parents like to know if it’s a drop off party or if you prefer they stay, so mention this in your invitation. I sent out evites and asked guests to specify the number of adults and kids attending so I could plan accordingly.

5. As far as the menu, keep it simple for the kids. I ordered cheese and pepperoni pizza and served it with fresh fruit and juice, and the boys couldn’t be more impressed. For the adults, I added sandwiches and salad, and everyone devoured the chocolate cake.

Have any other party planning tips? Share in the comments below!

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