When planning a kid’s birthday party, parents would carefully consider giving time to all the preparations needed. Aside from that they should also try to follow a timetable for the tasks to make sure that everything is organized and planned for very carefully. One of the best ways to do this is to come up with a birthday party checklist.
A birthday party checklist is important because it can help parents get their act together in a more organized manner. Having a checklist to follow can help them keep track of their tasks and try not to forget anything else important for the party. Here is a sample of the possible things that parents should include in the checklist three to four weeks before the actual event.
Three To Four Weeks Prior
There are some things that parents should consider doing three to four weeks before the birthday party. Most of them may affect the subsequent tasks later on. First of all, there is the birthday theme and d?cor to consider. This can be done with the help of the birthday celebrant to pick and decide the appropriate theme for the event.
After deciding on the theme, parents should now try to come up with the budget for the party to determine what and what they can afford to include. A general budget for the mean time would be fine. Next up would be to consider the number of guests that may be coming to the party. Again, this would greatly depend on the general budget the parents have come up with. It is also important to consider if the party is good enough to invite quite number of guests or limit the invitees to make the budget work.
It is also three to four weeks prior to the birthday party that parent should already be ordering the supplies needed for the party. This will include decorations, equipment, etc. Food and drinks as well as what would be included in the party menu should already be decided upon in order to complete the grocery list. Party invitations should also be made and then given out to the invitees. If there are guests that may come from far distances, early notice might even be necessary to allow them to prepare themselves.
Two Weeks Prior
Around two weeks before the birthday party, parents can also start ordering party favors that will be given out to the guests. When the games and other activities have already been planned out, buying the things needed to make them possible should also be undertaken. If the birthday party includes having a hosted program, parents should already try to search for places where things such as sound or film equipment can be rented. It may also be time to look for able volunteers that may help out during the party proper to make things go smoothly.
One Week Before Party
A week before the party is the time to do the general cleaning, if the party venue is the home. Parents should make sure to clear the living room or the backyard clear from possible hazards and obstacles. Safety is important especially if the party would involve children. Ordering the birthday cake can be done a week before the kid’s birthday party.
It would also be time to buy some of the needed non-perishable food items and beverages. The candles and matches should also be made ready at about this time.