One Day Before the Birthday Party _ The day before the party, go through the birthday party checklist from the weeks before and confirm booking with the entertainment, venue, and any food delivery service (like pizza). If the venue is your own home, some of the final birthday preparation will be cleaning. Make sure anything dangerous or fragile is put away. Once the party area is clean, it's time to make a mess in the kitchen. Prep any party snacks or appetizers and start baking the birthday cake. If the birthday party is for a younger kid, make sure they are prepared to say "thank you" for every gift.
Organize the Fun _ Spontaneity is always fun, but for a preschool birthday, scheduling (with some wiggle room) is the way to go. Try planning activities over a short time span __ 10 to 15_minute intervals. And if you have anything special planned, do it before the cake, a surefire sign that the soiree is winding down. Remember, simple is best when you are dealing with young children with short attention spans, so you want to try to avoid activities where kids have to wait for their turn, especially if there are lots of other kids at the party. Think bubbles, coloring pages, and books, freeze dance or even a craft station, complete with clay, paper, glue and other assorted items that kids can create with. Try to have at least one adult helper for each activity.
by Howard W. Hall on Jul 12, 2018 Birthday Cards