Planning for a Birthday Party

Two weekends ago we hosted family and friends for Tallen’s fifth birthday party. Hosting birthday parties can seem like an overwhelming task, but a little preparation can go a long way!

Here are some tips and tricks on how to throw a birthday party your little one will remember.

4-6 Weeks Before

  • Choose a date/time/location
  • Select a theme/invitations
  • Mail/send invitations
  • Menu

2 Weeks Before

  • Create a to-do and grocery list
  • Delegate tasks
  • Select bakery and order dessert
  • Purchase decorations/centerpieces
  • Reserve special items; photographer, inflatable, etc.

1 Day Before

  • Prepare food items
  • Pick up items from the bakery
  • Clean the party area
  • Decorate

Birthday Party

  • Set the desert/treat table
  • Cook/reheat food items
  • Greet your guests
  • Party!

Post Party

  • Mail/send Thank You Cards




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