Preparing for a kid’s birthday party should take about a month’s worth in order to ensure that everything goes smoothly. There are certain things that may need to be prepared a good three to four weeks before the actual party. An example would be renting a venue or preparing the menu for the party as well as the program. The couple or so days before the actual party should be reserved for trying to double check things. All the other preparation should be done prior to it.
Two Days Before The Party
Since most of the things have already been well taken cared of, checking out the smaller tasks would be foremost in the tasks at hand two days prior to the birthday party. One of the important small ones include checking for things such as camera and batteries. Surely no parent would want go through any kid’s birthday party without a good quality camera to capture those memorable moments. Checking the camera condition as well as the batteries may be a small matter for some. But it is something that should not be left out in any birthday party preparation.
Confirmation for rented equipment should also be done two days before the party. The reason for this is to make the schedule and the time clear with the rented equipment owner just to make sure that the plans are well understood on both sides. It might also be a good addition to prepare additional garbage bags as well as plastic wrap that will always come in handy at any birthday party.
A Day Before The Party
So, the party is just a day away and the parents should now be making only the final preparations. Make sure that the bathrooms are made clean and sanitary. Possible outdoor playing areas should be cleaned and then cleared of any hazards. Parents can then do some last-minute touch ups to the decorations.
Set out every thing that is needed for the party in a single allocated area. Things such as game and activity materials should be arranged in an organized manner to make them easier to locate and use during the party proper. If flowers are needed, the floral arrangements can be made and ordered a day prior to the party. If the party involves having a caterer, confirmation of the schedule should also be made to clear things up.
Hours Before Party
The early hours prior to the party can be made by giving the checklist another run. After that, the next things to prepare would be keeping everything well organized and confirmed. It is usually just several hours before the party that ordered balloons, cake and ice for the birthday party can be picked up. Considering that these are easily perishable goods make it a wise idea to get them on the day of the party itself.
If the setting in on the outdoors, decorations for the party are usually made also hours before on the day of the kid’s birthday party. The party area should be set up as well as the other allocated activity areas such as the place where the kids would be playing their games. If there are pets in the house, it would also be a good idea to have them well secured in a safe area to avoid possible pet-induced confusion and chaos later on.
If there is time left, a second and final look at the checklist would allow parents to make sure that everything is ok. The last thing to do prior to the kid’s birthday party is to wear a smile and enjoy the festivities.