Posted by Maureen Mullen at Tuesday, December 22nd, 2020 - 01:15:10 AM in Birthday Party
The tendency to hand out invitations in public places tracks through the grades. In the hubbub that followed a middle school play, I witnessed one preteen distributing birthday party invitations to a delighted crowd surrounding her. Glancing around, I noticed other youngsters also watched the excitement, and were not as pleased about it.
Be creative with the food! While birthday cake and punch is fine, for a casual gathering, it doesn't take much more effort to make the party food really shine. If you are worried about budget, you can ask each party guest to bring a favorite party dish (or something reminiscent of the birthday boy or girl), to add as a potluck favorite. A taco, soup or potato bar, can feed a lot of people, without putting a major dent in the budget, and best of all most of the food can be prepared ahead. For a really easy solution for food, you can have the party at the birthday celebrant's favorite restaurant, just be sure to let the each of the party guests know the menu prices, if you won't be picking up the tab.
Planning kids birthday parties is stressful! There is so much to do, so many things to take care of from selecting a theme to picking cute birthday girl outfits. As a mom of two girls, I feel the pain of any parent who is in the middle of planning their child's birthday party! I know that as a parent, you always want the party to be perfect because you know that your child will remember it for the rest of her life. In the following paragraphs I will provide useful tips and step-by-step instructions on how to plan the best party for your kids. My goal is to make your job easier.
Make sure to send invitations early. Kids and parents seem to have very busy scheduled these days, so it is always a good idea to invite ahead of time. Two great places to order kids birthday party invitations are Etsy and TinyPrints. Etsy is the best place to start if you are looking for unique party invitations that will be a perfect match to your kids birthday party theme. There are plenty of shops that create custom invitations.
For girls, think about having a tea party. Simple tea party etiquette tips and guidelines will help make your child's birthday tea party a great success and one they will remember fondly for years to come. You might want to make an etiquette guideline list and send it along with your invitations, informing your guests that you will be following this list of tea party etiquette guidelines. Be creative! Make it FUN!