Thursday 8 December 2022


 One of the most critical days in a child's life is their birthday. It's a day that they get to celebrate and enjoy with friends and family. Planning a child's birthday party can be a daunting task, but if you follow these five tips, it can be stress-free and fun for everyone!


Start Early

The earlier you start planning your child's birthday party, the more time you will have to plan and prepare. Things like booking a venue, ordering supplies, and even sending out invitations can take some time. Starting early ensures that everything you need is ready in plenty of time for the big day. In addition, starting early allows you to take advantage of any special offers on supplies or venues that may become available.

Set a Budget

It's important to set an overall budget for the party so you can plan accordingly. Your budget should include any venue costs, decorations, food and drinks, entertainment, and goodie bags. Also, don't forget to factor in potential unforeseen costs, such as last-minute changes or additional supplies needed. Once you have your budget set, it will be easier for you to make decisions about what type of party and how many guests are within your means.

Also, if you do have some flexibility in your budget, you can also look into hiring professionals to help with the event. Things like a caterer, entertainer, or decorations expert can really take the pressure off and make sure that everything is top-notch.

Choose A Theme

Choosing a theme for the birthday party is a great way to help focus your planning and decorations. Your child can help decide on the theme, allowing them to feel included in the process and excited about their big day! Some popular themes include superheroes, princesses, pirates, dinosaurs, or even just choosing a fun colour scheme like pink and purple or blue and yellow.

You could also make the theme centred around one of your child's favourite hobbies or interests. This way, you can make sure that their special day reflects what they love and also keep them engaged in the planning process.

Plan The Activities

Planning activities for the party is a great way to keep the kids entertained and ensure that everyone has a good time. Depending on the age group of your guests, activities could include anything from indoor softplay at Snakes and Ladders to outdoor sports or craft activities. If you're hiring entertainers, such as face painters or magicians, be sure to plan enough activities to fill any gaps between performances.

Send Out Invites

Once you've got the theme and activities planned, it's time to invite your child's friends and family. Make sure to send out invitations early enough so that everyone has plenty of notice and can make arrangements. This is especially important if you are planning a destination party, such as at a theme park or zoo - those tickets tend to sell out quickly!


  1. I loved planning my kids birthday parties when they were younger but they didn't want parties for long!

  2. These days are over for me now mine are all grown up, but I did help out with my granddaughters and had forgottten how tirring it is and stressful getting everything ready