1. Bring in the experts- To keep stress levels down, you may wish to hire a party planner. Party planners can put you at ease by bringing their knowledge and wisdom in to helping you orgnaise your child's party. They'll know the latest trends, budget-saving secrets and details to help you throw the ultimate birthday bash!
2. Lists are your friends - Making lists take away the worry of trying to remember all the little details. Sit down, think carefully about everything you need to do/ buy to prepare for the party and jot it down! This way you will have no last minute panics!
3. Set a budget- You may already have an idea of how much you want to spend based on the amount you spent last year. Setting a budget can help decision making easier!
4. Decide on a theme- Ask your child to suggest some themes for their party. The theme will influence all of your decisions, so choosing between napkin colours will suddenly take you a lot less time! If you’re concerned about food and drink ideas, base it all around your theme.
5. Invitations - Once you've chosen a theme and planned the party, you can send out the invitations. Send out the invitations at least two weeks before the party and make sure to set a deadline for RSVP's.
6. Relax- Allow yourself one hour before the start of the party to relax and get in to the party spirit.
7. Sign up a cleaning crew - If you've decided to have your party at home, get all hands on deck after the party and the place will be spotless in no time.
Organising children's parties don't have to be stressful. With a little forward planning you will be able to organise a day for your child that they'll remember forever.