Invitation Information _ An invitation should include all the basics __ address, date, time and the guest of honor, but there are other important nuggets that parents may be wondering about. Indicate if a child should be dropped off or if you'd prefer an adult to stay. (Dropping off usually begins around age 5 or 6, but it's still a good idea to let your preference be known.) If parents do leave their children, get a phone number where they can be reached if there are any problems. Also, note if you are serving food so people know if they need to feed their kids, and if possible, let them know what's on the menu to alert those parents who have kids with allergies. Include an RSVP date and don't feel funny about following up with a phone call if you don't hear back.
Determining the Destination _ If you don't have the room or the inclination to host the party at home, there are plenty of places you can go instead, but you should book this type of party several months in advance if possible. Good places fill up quickly, especially those that can only host one party at a time. If you choose to avoid the pre_planned party route such as Build_a_Bear or bowling, consider privately_owned recreation rooms (possibly owned by a church or firehouse), a park (have a rain date), or even your local daycare center. These are great places because they are generally closed on weekends, parents can often hire the teachers to work the party and the kids are comfortable because it is a place they are familiar with.
by Emily K. Gean on Jul 12, 2018 Birthday Cards