But throwing an super fun party for your child can be a breeze – once you know which stress-inducing mistakes to avoid.
Read this quick post to discover 5 common birthday party planning pitfalls (and how to easily avoid them!)
Scheduling food and activities for the same time slot Nothing derails a birthday party faster than a spilled drink or plate of food that (inevitably) gets stepped on. Avoid disaster by scheduling games and entertainment separately from the time when kids eat.
Trying to plan the entire party by yourself Sure you can do everything yourself, but it’s harder and more stressful than you think. Recruit enough help before the party so that you have a chance to relax and enjoy your child’s special day, too.
Choosing a date before finding out if the best friend is free It’s deceptively easy to just invite everyone and hope for the best, but a pro-tip is to check-in with the parents of your child’s best friend before choosing a date is a guaranteed win for everyone.
Planning an outdoor party without a backup plan Avoid huge disappointment by making sure you have a plan for inclement weather that’s better than just “hoping for the best” . As they say in show business, “The party must go on!”
Waiting until the last minute to start planning The sooner you start planning, the more choices you’ll have.
Let my experience performing for hundreds of parties guide you and avoid falling into these 5 common birthday party planning traps
If the thought of having a birthday party for kids in your Norristown house or apartment makes your blood pressure spike, then you’re not alone…
Many parents envision children running around, wrecking the furniture and messing up the carpet.
There’s hope – it doesn’t have to be that way. You can plan a safe, entertaining and inclusive birthday in even the most intimate of apartments.
How? Simply follow these 5 Simple Rules:
Keep it simple. A never-miss birthday party formulaincludes party games, entertainment, pizza, cake, presents and good-byes. If you stay with this tried and true formula, then you’ll see fun, laughter and joy on the faces of kids and adults alike.
Keep it active. Time flies when you’re having fun! Give yourself the ability to set the pace of the party by planning more activities than you think you’ll need.
A good rule of thumb is to have an activity handy for every 10-15 minute block of time.