As a kid, there is nothing more exciting than your birthday party day. But as a parent, there are few things more stressful than throwing your child a birthday party. With a long list of tasks to complete, including decorating, preparing food, baking a cake and organizing games, it may seem like you will never be ready for your child’s birthday bash. Luckily, Total Entertainment has a few ideas that will take some of the stress off of planning the big day!
Let Your Kids Create the Invitations
Instead of worrying about purchasing and addressing a bunch of invitations, let your children make their own. Whether they make them on the computer or create them out of construction paper and markers, this will save you a lot of time and let your child feel involved in the planning process. Write out all on the party information (date, time, address, etc.) on a piece of paper to ensure they don’t miss anything, and let your child have some fun.
Set Up Ahead of Time
It is never fun trying to set up for a party the morning of – running around cleaning, getting your kids ready and preparing food – which is why we recommend doing some setting up ahead of time. Prepare food a day or two in advance, so all you have to do is throw things in the oven as the party starts, and do all your decorating the night before to keep you from stressing too much on the morning of your child’s birthday party. Need some quick cleaning advice? Check out our recent blog post here.
Outsource Where You Can
Another great way to ease your party planning stress is by outsourcing. Whether you have dinner catered, head to your favorite local bakery for the cake or rent some incredible party supplies, the easiest way to reduce your stress is by eliminating projects you have to complete.
Here at Total Entertainment, we have some incredible rentals for families of all ages and parties of all themes, including carnival games, face painters and inflatables. Visit us online to learn more and give us a call at 978-777-2050 to start planning your child’s best birthday party yet!