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What excitement, your child's birthday is approaching and you are organizing an event for him. Whether it's a small family event or one that includes a respectable guest list, you, as parents, will have quite a few tasks and issues that need to be decided before the party.
It is important that your child be satisfied and happy at his birthday party, as well as the guests who come to celebrate him and rejoice in your happiness. So how do you take care of all this? Here's the guide for parents planning a birthday celebration for their child:Make a decision:
Concept - yes or no?
There are those who make do with a buffet table for guests and maybe an operator or attraction for children, and there are those who must define a concept that determines the design and accessories for the event. If you have the desire and energy to set up a birthday table that is all, for example, in the concept of unicorns or tractors, you need to take into account that it is necessary to purchase or prepare everything that needs to be "talked about" this concept.
Have you decided you're into a party concept? Make sure to purchase or prepare themed branded design elements well in advance, decorations, napkins, crockery and cutlery, a tablecloth, a designer cake, gifts for guests and the optional list goes on. Of course, if you have already taken care of design according to concept, you must have documentation for all this goodness, so make sure to take pictures and take pictures throughout the event.
This is the place to mention that a birthday concept may be very trendy on social media, but even a "regular" party devoid of special design can be just as enjoyable and even more enjoyable.
Take care of the food according to the number of guests
Every event, even if it takes place in your home, should include refreshments and snacks and sometimes a real meal (depending on the invitees and the time of the event). Calculate the number of guests expected to arrive and make sure the food is enough for everyone. If there are children who come to the party, think about them too and suggest foods that will suit them (not just sweets and snacks). You can prepare the food yourself, order it or distribute it among the guests to the event - a method suitable for relatively small celebrations among the family.
Don't forget birthday cake and candles
The highlight of the event will be the moment the child is asked to extinguish the candles on his birthday cake, so you don't forget to take care of one. Of course, candles (and a lighter or matches to light them) are also a must, so check in advance that you have enough candles, including one for next year.
From the age of two, it is advisable to make sure that the child connects to the clothing you have chosen for him or that you choose together / ShutterStock, Monkey Business Images
What is your policy on gifts?
Would you like each guest to bring their own gift? Prefer to collect money from everyone to buy one big gift? Oppose gifts on ecological grounds? Think about this long enough before the event, and let the invitees know if you have any special preferences. If you decide to be old fashion and allow everyone to buy a gift to their heart's content, it is recommended to make everyone's life easy and post an updated list of gifts or simply say, Dogri, what gift to buy, to anyone who asks you.
At the same time, your thoughts should also be subject to how to open the gifts: after the event in private? During the event in front of everyone? It's entirely your decision.
Choose a location depending on the weather
Does the birthday kid celebrate in January? Or in late August? Parties for children celebrating during winter or in the height of summer should be held, without question at all, indoors. Too cold, rain or extreme heat - such conditions do not allow to hold a party outside. And what about children born in the fall? If it's a time of year when it might rain, stay up to date with the forecast, and if you choose to celebrate outdoors despite the chance of rain, you may want to have a closed place for backup. In fact, only parties for children born in October-November or May-June can definitely take place outside the home (and that, too, should always be checked, whatever the surprise).
Make sure your child is comfortable in his clothes It's true that you want him to be the most handsome and festive, but you should also check that your child is comfortable in his
birthday clothes and that he likes them. On a one-year birthday, you may be able to choose the (beautiful and comfortable) outfit for your child, but from the age of two, it is advisable to make sure that it connects to the outfit you have chosen for him or that you choose together.
And most importantly: release the stress at the event
even if not everything goes as planned, something is forgotten or broken or the child is too excited about the status and hustle and bustle around him, release the stress and your tendency to perfectionism. You can't control everything, and in order for anyone present not to feel uncomfortable due to your disappointment or dissatisfaction, you need to breathe, let go, and maybe even be able to enjoy yourself.
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