GUEST POST: How to Organize a Kid’s Birthday Party


Either your child, or a friend’s kid is having a birthday soon, and you or they want to have a party, and you are the one in charge of planning. Gear up and prepare yourself for a ride, since you will have some work to do. You can use these advices to help you with the upcoming event.

First of all, you need to do some house cleaning. Pick the room for the party and start cleaning up all the fragile things or objects you do not wish missing, broken, or misplaced. Kids are loud, and are wont to touch everything, so you better keep the things you do not wish touched away from them. It might be a better idea to have the party in the yard, but that means being at the mercy of the weather. And when cleaning, use a less toxic product. Sometimes kids drop things like food and immediately pick them up and place them in their mouths, so you do not want any chemicals in the carpet piles where it could reach the kids’ organisms. Use green cleaning products, or the “magnificent four” of home cleaning products – baking soda, vinegar, salt, and lemon juice.

Now it’s time for the invites. It is important to know how many people will be coming, and the invites are a great way to count them up. Get the names of all your kid’s friends, and get their parents’ phone numbers to see if they will be able to make it. If you will be sending paper invites instead of making the phone calls, invite the maximum number of people you are willing to have around the house. If you want to be green and waste less paper, send evites, but only if you are sure that the invited person will receive it.

Once you have the number of guests, start with the preparations. Decide on food and drinks – preferably something easy to clean after the party, because you know that it will be everywhere around the house, – decide on a cake, and order. You can customize the cake even to fit your child’s preferences. For example, if he or she is a SpongeBob fan, make a SpongeBob cake.

Do not forget about entertainment! Your kid and his or her friends will not stand idly about, eating and drinking in wait of the party to end. They need their attention fixed somewhere rather than everywhere. And if they do not get entertainment, you can be sure that the kids will be all over the place, seeking their own entertainment. Get the old-fashioned clown, a magician, or maybe a cartoon movie to keep the kids’ attention away from the house so that you will not have to call a professional cleaning agency to clean up everything afterwards.

Birthday2Think about some decorations as well. All the usual things – balloons, ribbons, party hats, etc. Old but classic, as they say, and it still works for a reason. The kid will not appreciate the presentation either way, all it wants are the presents. After that, you are all done and ready for the loud and cheerful event.

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Ella Andrews is freelance writer and home décor specialist. She gets inspiration to writing mostly in interior design, beauty recipes and DIY projects.

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