As a parent planning a kid's birthday party is one of the essential roles of parenting.
While wanting to celebrate every milestone that your child makes, each birthday comes with the start of a new year and is always one that should be celebrated.
However, the planning process for many is quite a stressful task to undertake.
Although many can opt for hiring a party planner, there is a special touch only parents are able to put into party planning, which can make it a special and memorable one for your child and their friends.
To make the whole ordeal easier, here is a breakdown of all the steps to ensure the party is a hit!
Picking a Theme:
The first step to party planning is picking a theme. A theme is a great way to add some fun and life to the party and can make decorations and outfits all the more fun for everybody. The best way to figure out a theme is to talk to your child and base the theme around their current liking, which can range from dinosaurs to their latest favourite television show.
Budgets and Checklists:
Right before planning the birthday party, it is critical to sit down and set a budget. A budget will prevent overspending and also have money set aside to ensure smooth party planning. Additionally, making checklists is the best way to stay updated and not forget the little details required from the party. At any point, when thought or detail that needs to be looked over arises, note it down.
Finding the Venue:
Dubai is home to multiple iconic locations, perfect for a child’s birthday. If you plan on hosting it at home, the process is easier as you can manage all the details over the span of days leading to the birthday party.
However, with booking a venue, it is important to check in advance for availability and make a booking to ensure that the place of your choice for the party is confirmed and can help plan the details around the venue.
Invitations are a crucial step in planning a party as there is no celebration without other people attending. Invitations can range from sending a message to your child's friends or calling them up individually to invite them to attend.
Additionally, creating an invitation is another option to invite people and are easy to create. With multiple sites from Canva to Pinterest offering templates, all you have to do is pick an invite that matches the theme, fill it out and send it!
Decorations are a special touch that takes the party to the next level. Based on the theme picked, the decorations can align based on it and can range from buying them to DIY's.
With so many resources now available, from shopping online to buying decorations from stores, the options are endless.
No party is complete without food, and most venues provide food as part of their packages. Although for house parties, snacks with junk food are the best way to go about it, as kids will be running around playing and will not want to sit and eat a whole meal.
The cake is also an essential part of ringing in the milestone, and booking a themed cake from your favourite bakery store will make the party all the more special.
There is nothing better than ending the amazing party by handing out party favours to all the children that attended. Based on the number of children invited, if it is a smaller number, the party favours can be small gifts that cater to the child’s likes. Although if it is a big group, fill up the bag with little trinkets from clothes to chocolates, that are sure to keep the kids excited.
Although planning a party can seem like a difficult feat to accomplish, one of the best ways to make it a great one for your child is by talking to them and finding out what they would prefer and basing the party on that.
Party planning can be easy when following all the steps and planning in advance, and it is never too early to make it a great one for your child.