Children’s Birthday Party Checklist
We have compiled a no fuss checklist to help plan your childs’ birthday party from A to Z.
Whether you are celebrating indoors or outdoors we have all the tips and tricks to simplify
the steps for an enjoyable day for your child and hopefully a low stress event for you.
6 weeks before the party
Discuss with your child as to which type of party or theme he or she wants
Let your child pick the general idea so you can narrow down decoration and activity
Decide on a budget.
Parties can become larger than life if you don’t stick to a definite budget from the
Decide on the venue
Will it be at home, a park or another venue?
Decide whom to invite
Do you want to keep it small or invite the entire class to the celebration? Remember
the type of party or theme your child decides on may place limits on how many
guests you can invite.
Set the Date
Make sure you check that the essential guests can make it on the preferred date
before setting the date and making bookings. Nothing is more upsetting if a loved
family member can’t make the celebrations or your childs’ best friend is not available.
School holiday dates are not advised as you may find that many friends will be away
Research and book any entertainment/venue you plan on
Plan and book any entertainment sooner rather than later as most children’s party
entertainers are regularly booked weeks to months in advance. Ask friends and family
if they have any recommendations for proven and reliable entertainment. Make sure
that you check for any setup requirements (eg: large area, props etc). This also
includes if you want a photographer for the big day.