Saturday, September 30, 2006

Tips #5 - Budget for the party

How much you decide to spend for the party is an important consideration. With the estimated amount of money, you need to decide how much to spend on each item like party food, cake, games and activities, craft items, prizes, goody bags etc. This is more critical if you have a small budget to work on. The more you outsource to organiser, the more money you need to spend. But having a small budget will not stop you from having a funfilled party for your child. You may have to do more preparation and get the party items yourself and select an inexpensive venue big enough to accomodate your guests. Some fast food chain also provide party ground and food at nominal charges.

Tips #4 - Child party theme

You may choose a birthday party theme and work on this theme during the party. This makes the party more fun and organised. There are many themes to choose from. For the girls they like fairy related themes like Princess, Barbie and The Magic of Pegasus, Butterfly Garden, Pooh's Fun Celebration - Disney, Dress-Up Party and Build-A-Bear Workshop etc. These themes are generally more appealing to the little girls. On the other hand boys like themes like Firefighter, Knights, Batman Party, Cars & Trucks, Cowboy Birthday Party and Baby Einstein Birthday Party etc. Other common themes includes Clowns Party, Animal Jungle, Beach Ball Party, Magic Show Party and Musical Birthday. These are just some suggested themes. Upon decided on the theme, you could organise the party within the theme. Example, decoration, cups, plates and activities selected could be as closely related to the theme.

Wednesday, September 27, 2006

Tips #3 - Preparing guest list for your child birthday party

Your child will be most happy if all his/her friends could come to the birthday party. Should you invite only his/her schoolmates, neighbours or enrichment classmates? Well, you need to know where the party is going to be held and the space available. So make sure your number of guests is able to fit into the party ground. In other words, ensure that you do not over invite. Usually we like to invite as many friends as we know, but keep in mind that we should have a guest list that we could manage.

Another tip for the guest list is that generally, children like to play with slightly older kids, the rule of thumb is your child age plus one or two years. If you invite children of very different age groups, they may have different interests and you will have difficulty choosing a theme that will suit all of them. A successful party is one that all the children play and have fun together, so it is important that the age groups are not too far apart. For very young kids age one to seven, you may have to invite their parents or guardians as well. However, if the children are old enough to take care of themselves, it is not mandatory that you invite the siblings or parents of your child's friends.

Monday, September 25, 2006

Tips #2 - Timing for child birthday party

Sometimes, deciding the timing for your child birthday party and duration of the birthday party can be a difficult decision. Generally, a child birthday party lasts for about 2 to 3 hours. The best time for the party is 12 noon to 3 pm or 3 pm to 6 pm, if meals are provided. However, if you are not serving meal, then 1 pm to 3 pm or 2 pm to 4 pm could be considered. If your party is for the toddler or young kids who nap after lunch, it may be a good idea to have the party at 10am till 12 noon.

Sunday, September 24, 2006

Tips #1 - Your child and birthday party guest age group

You have to know the age group of your child and your invited guests. From their age group, you will then choose a theme for the birthday party that suit them. All children and even teenages like birthday party, but their interests differ as they grow up. So it is important for you to consider this before you start to look at anything else. The rest of the key points on planning will follow the same thought, you need to ensure your choice is suitable for the age group.

Saturday, September 23, 2006

Child birthday party tips

Video - Whose birthday is that

To organise a child birthday party, we need to consider the followings:
#1 - Your child and birthday party guest age group
#2 - Timing for child birthday party
#3 - Guest list
#4 - Child party theme
#5 - Budget for the party
#6 - Party location
#7 - Activities for the child party
#8 - Child party food
#9 - Help you can get to organise the child birthday party
#10 - Sending invitation
#11 - Planning schedule for the child birthday party
#12 - Getting your child involved
A brief description of each of these tips will be posted in subsequent blogs. Coming to you soon….look out for them!

Wednesday, September 20, 2006

Significance of child birthday party

Pinata Birthday Party Video

What birthday party means to a child and its significance

All of us was once a child. Nowadays, children are very lucky, they are exposed to new things and learn very fast. They also make more friends in child care centre, child enrichment class, swimming lesson, or other child activity programme. They are very lively and loveable, and this is the time that they would share with their friends their joys and happiness. So having a fun filled child birthday party is something that a child look forward to every year. This gives him or her fond memories of the good old days as they grow up.

The joy of receiving gifts from their friends as well as from their parents coupled with the valuable and enjoyable time they spent together is something that will last in a child memory.

With more and more families having only on
e or two children, a child will long for companion, celebrating birthday with just the family member may not have greater impact than organising a child birthday party with friends. Some may feel that a child birthday party is too difficult to organize. This is not true. With help and reading the articles in this blog on child birthday party, you will find that planning a child birthday party is worthwhile to spend a little time to do so. Once you miss the chance, you will not be able to turn back the clock. So give your child the best, you will not regret spending a spectacular day together having a dazzling birthday party with your lovely child.