Thursday, April 22, 2010
I think the one thing we struggle the most with arranging a party is not the money we spending or the amount of time it takes to organize a birthday party but the get the perfect idea or themefor your child’s birthday party.
Well, don’t stress because ideas can be harvest all round you. Don’t believe me, well let me show you where you can find ideas and most of them can be found in your own home
We all have easy access to internet which supplies us with a large amount of information and find ideas for birthday parties is one click away. There are a lot of birthday party websites example. www.birthdaypartydirectory.co.za which will provide you with ideas for theme parties, ideas for cakes and much more.
A lot of creative ideas will come from magazines, look at the colours that are being used in adverts, kids clothing or customes being advertised, show that may give you theme ideas. If you see something nice, cut it out and save it in a file,even if you not planning a party now but it may help you in the future.
Movies, books and TV
If it is a book you reading or even a movie you watching, you will be surprised with the amount of ideas that will come to you. Just be careful of information overload and not able to make a decision on what you want to do.
Interacting with people
I am sure you have a lot of friends with kids who had to arrange parties for their kids so go speak to them and get some ideas. Your friends are able to tell you what works and what to stay far away from. The best is to learn out of others people success or failures.
But don’t wait for the last minute, start early to gather ideas and save them in a secure place. Don’t take too long to decide on a idea. Before you make your final answer, ask yourself the following questions: How much time do i have, how much will this cost me, do I need external help to make this idea a reality, is it practical, will the kids enjoy it and is it save.
Tuesday, October 6, 2009
There will be many memorable moments about your child as they grow up and one of the them will be the first birthday party.
The first birthday party will the first of many memorable moments you will have with your child. It will be best to start planning as early as possible and gather as many first birthday party ideas because this event will only happens ones in your child’s life. Get family members and friends to be active involved with the planning and executing because there will be most likely going to be problem solving before the event. I will mention a few important aspects to ensure that your child’s first birthday party will be unique and successful.
Sending Invitations to friends and family
There’s no point of planning this great first birthday party if nobody is going to be there so the first most important step will be to create and send the invitations as early as possible so that your friends and family have enough time to plan and keeping that day open.
Be creative when it comes to the invitations, you will save a lot of money by doing the invitations yourself and by doing so, it will make it so much more special. Things you can do is like putting a photo of your baby on the outside of the invitation and inside write small message like special moments you had with your child and give a short description of what your child had meant for you, what is the meaning or how did you decide on your child’s name. Don’t be afraid to use colours and different fabrics to make the invitation interesting.
It is better to deliver the first birthday party invitations by hand but for the people that is not living close to you, post it to them and follow up to make sure that they have received there invitation.
Birthday Party Food and Decorations
Now you have to start to think about how u going to feed your guest. There are two ways you can go about this, one will be where you will take your guest to a nice restaurant where you don’t have to stress about preparing food or if you have the time, you could entertain your guest at your home. Its good to do some research before hand and get birthday party food ideas and find out from your guest what they would like to have. Try to make most of the food one day prior to the party, this will give you more time to sort out other things you didn’t plan for or came up the last minute.
Don’t forget the first birthday cake because the cake will be the center point of attention at some point of the party. Here are a few first birthday party cake ideas which can help you to decide on a cake.
Another thing that you can do one day prior to the birthday is the decorations, this takes quiet a bit of time and work so make sure you have enough hands to help you. Use colourful balloons and streamers to decorate your place. There are people that will help you with supplies and ideas so it will be good to see what they have.
For the mommies that are working full time and having a problem of planning all of this, don’t stress because there are professional people that has done this for many years, there are many services that can help you with the food, decorations, planning, invitations, entertainment, cakes.
Birthday Party Entertainment Ideas
This is going to be a exciting and fun day for the adults and children you it will be a good idea to have some sort of entertainment for everybody. Keep in mind that we are working with children here so you should choose something where they not going to hurt themselves. Getting a clown would be my first chose, kids love them and it’s the safest form of entertainment for them. Another great idea that most people use is jumping castles, it something that is going to keep the kids busy the whole day and at the same they getting exercise for there young growing bodies.
Everybody enjoys music and it helps to get your guest in a party mood so I will recommend to get a Dj because they have a large variety of music to choose from.
What ever you decide to do for your child that day, I ensure you that all the time and money you put in will be worth it at the end of the day.