With four children and the oldest being 13 years old we have attended (and thrown) LOTS of birthday parties. I have to admit, despite being extremely organised before having the Beans, I am actually very much a last minute planner these days so it all tends to get a little bit chaotic in the run up to the party but I’m very pleased to say they have all been a majority success!!
In my experience planning a kids birthday party can be as easy or as hard as you make it. We all want to give our children the best party that we can but that doesn’t mean we have to compete with the celebrities of this world. I doubt the children who attended their parties have enjoyed them any more or any less.
This time around when planning Little Bean’s 7th Birthday Party I found a great tool online to help make life a little easier, The Argos Birthday Club helps you to plan the party, get creative and most important of all – celebrate the impending birthday. There is a free downloadable party planner which will not only help you to keep a track of who is coming, who is doing what and what you need to buy but it will also help to keep the costs down because you can tick things off as you buy them so you aren’t doubling up unnecessarily.
Once you know how many people are coming to the party, the fun part starts . . . choosing the theme, the partyware and decorations. On the Argos Birthday Club website you can choose from a myriad of designs but to make life a little easier you can slim down your choices by searching according to age, gender and/or Themes. They also have a huge range of party bag fillers, balloons, balloons, masks, cutouts and face paints.
The Argos Birthday Club is packing with helpful information on how to plan a kids birthday party from what food to prepare, to throwing a party outdoors and even great ideas on the perfect party games. I also found this video helpful offering very down to earth advice.
This year Little Bean had a Jewellery Making Birthday Party which she and her friends loved but in the past she has enjoyed Soft Play parties, Roller discos and good old traditional ‘hire the Village Hall, play games and eat cake!”. Each birthday party is another milestone in your child’s life so enjoy it as much as you can and try not to sweat the small stuff. It will be over before you know it (and then you can crack open the Wine).
DISCLAIMER: We were sent the Zebra Passion Party Pack free of charge. All words, images and opinions are my own and may not be copied without my permission. I have not been instructed what to write.