We all have birthdays, our family, our friends. Often we need ideas on how best to celebrate these occasions. I decided to compile some ideas and links that will make this task much easier and fun.
Birthdays are big events for kids in particular. Most of us love celebrating the people they love most birthdays. When it comes to planning, you can never have enough birthday ideas, party planning tips, or birthday reminders.
Whether you’re planning a party for the big kids or the littles, the collections of birthday ideas and planning tips below will inspire any party you have.
How to Plan a Fabulous Birthday Party: Tips, Tricks & Ideas
Shop around your home first, before buying party decorations, games and party activities!
Try Camping or Fishing?
Pull out your tent and chairs, set up a campsite in your backyard for a camping themed birthday party and do a food picnic style.
Do your kids live at the pool during the Summer?
Turn on the sprinklers, fill up a small pool, roll out the slip-and-slide you already have in your garage, and tell guests to wear swimsuits for the afternoon birthday party.
Get creative and use what supplies you already have, to make the birthday party fun and affordable.
How to Throw a Surprise Birthday Party| Tips & Ideas
Birthdays are a big deal - who doesn't love celebrating the people they love most? And we know that when it comes to planning, you can never have enough birthday ideas, party planning tips, or - let's face it - birthday reminders coming out the wazoo so we don't miss a single one.
Simple Games For Kids
Simple games like baseball, soccer, hula hooping, blowing bubbles and playing on a playground will always win the hearts of little kids.
Don’t splurge on a brand-new game or big bounce house rental when kids will be happiest playing with their friends and the simplest of toys.
Here are a fun list of games to teach self-regulation and impulse control and these are favorites that are always a hit:
- Musical Chairs
- Duck, Duck, Goose
- Hot Potato
- Three-Legged Race
- Freeze Dance
- Freeze Tag
- Simon Says
Plan a birthday bash for your child with these tips, cakes, crafts, and theme ideas.
Should I serve alcoholic or non-alcoholic drinks at the party?
Serve a variety of drinks. Not everyone wants to drink even it is a weekend. Serve both kinds of drinks and let your guests choose. They'll appreciate it even more that you've thought of them when you planned your menu.
Is it really ok to ask my invited guests to help out during the party?
Absolutely. You can ask a really close relative or friend to come in early to help you set-up the food, decorations, tables, and chairs. The party will go on more smoothly if you delegate some of the work.
How do I become the perfect host?
Make sure you go around and talk to all your guests. They came to the party to share your special day with YOU. Don't stay with a group too long because the other guests may feel unattended.
How do I get to have fun at my party when I worry about how it's going?
That is the importance of delegating some of the tasks to other people. It will relieve you of some of the stress so you can have fun too. After all, it is your birthday bash, so celebrate!
Party Host's To-Do List
Pre-planning: A month before the party
Preparing for a party with extra time is the best way to guarantee that you'll have a relatively hassle-free birthday party after.
- Choose the date. The ideal day for a party is over the weekend. This ensures that your guests will be available. You can pick the weekend before or after your actual birthday.
- Pick the venue. If you want an intimate party with just friends and family, then host the party at your house. If you want something more formal, then go with a restaurant or hotel function room.
- Your guest list. Make a list of all the guests that you want to be invited to your party so you won't forget anyone.
- Send your birthday invitations. Once your venue and date are set, send out your party invites to your guest list.
- Budget. Avoid spending too much money by having a budget set before starting your birthday party planning.
DELICIOUS PARTY TREATS
You can make mouth-watering caramel popcorn for the whole company. If you want to resort to portion-sized treats, you can make delicious souffle in your microwave. There's no birthday party without a birthday cake. What is the difference between an ordinary cake and a birthday cake? Colorful decorations, of course!
Check out how to make surprising decor with isomalt, chocolate or cream. Another surprising party treat is colored popsicles.
Use Skittles or any other colored candies to make colored powder and mix the powder with ice cream! Watch this video up to the end and learn how to make yummy candy letters and figures for your birthday cake. Cover them with sprinkles and make them look even cooler.
Party Tools and Printables
- Grocery list (PDF)
- Party tips & hints (PDF)
- Invitation (PDF)
- Thank-you card (PDF)
- Birthday Banner and Bucket Labels (PDF)