Plan a blowout birthday bash for your little one — and stay sane while doing it! These simple tips and tricks are guaranteed to turn any party into THE party all the kids will be talking about on the playground. Watch the video and read the tips below to get the party started.
Send an Evite invitation
No more buying stamps, collecting addresses or counting on your kid to hand-deliver invitations!
Schedule it around the kids and keep it short
Pick a time that works around a kid’s schedule: avoid parties late in the day or during naptime. And keep it to two hours max — short and sweet so kids don’t get restless.
Base the cost on the head count
Figure out the number of kids you want to invite, then pick the location, favors and food based on the head count.
Pick a party helper
Designate a close friend, family member or babysitter to help you during the bash so you can have fun with your kid on his or her special day.
Make the activities do double (or triple!) duty
Plan activities that can work as decorations and/or favors too — for example, set up a photo booth or create a craft station.
Choose kid- and parent-pleasing food
Offer a mix of healthy snacks, not just pizza and cake.
Prep your child to say thank you — and keep a gift list
Talk to your kid beforehand about being polite … and keep a list of gifts for thank-you cards.
Capture and share the memories
Take plenty of pics and video, then organize and share them with a photo- and video-sharing app.
Send digital thank-you cards after the party
For thank-you messages, refer to your list of presents and personalize the thank-you card with a photo of your child and the friend from the party!