If you're in the midst of planning a birthday party for your child, you're probably really excited about the big day. To help make sure that your child really enjoys the party, you're probably focused on preparation. These are a few tips to help you prep for your son or daughter's outdoor party.
Clean up the Yard
First of all, you'll want to clean up your yard. Not only will a clean and tidy yard look better on the
day of the party, but picking up lawn debris makes a safer environment for the kids. In addition to picking up smaller items, keep an eye out for larger hazards in your yard. For example, tree stumps are often overlooked but should be removed to prevent injury on your property. Additionally, cutting the grass helps cut down on pests that might otherwise invade your yard on party day.
Ensure There are Ample Bathroom Facilities
You'll definitely want to make sure that you have enough bathrooms for everyone. If you want to
make sure you have ample bath…
It can be tempting to have children be allowed at the party. You might want your staff to be able to bring their kids and have them socialize without having to get a babysitter. However, understand that if something happens to the child, such as a slip or a cut at the office, then you could have liability concerns to worry about.
Consider sending out a memo before the party, at least a week before the event. Set the expectations of what people can bring and how they can behave. You want them to let loose, but you don't want anyone to go overboard. With children, it can be helpful to let parents know if there will be entertainment or not, as this could be a way that they would decide whether or not they will bring them. If you’re going to be renting out a bounce house or other similar entertainment for kids, be sure to let people explicitly know!
Whether or not to allow alcohol is one of the bigger decisions you will have to make. If you do allow it, co…
Party favors are an excellent way to thank your guests and to add a personalized touch to any event. There are so many different ways to do party favors these days that your imagination is the limit. Here are some ideas to get you started. Personal Touch When thinking of favors for your next party, consider providing guests with items personalized for the occasion. You can customize any candy bag or candy wrapper - while kids won't turn down a bag of treats if it's presented in a boring lunch sack, it would add an extra touch in taking the time to add special packaging and personalized wrapping. This will help create a memorable experience and make even a few small treats and toys feel like a grand prize. When personalizing, you merely need to pick out something you like, add a saying, date, or name and ta-da! You'll have a unique piece just for your party.
For a personalized favor, you could collect small items that are meaningful to the party host (e.g., a deck of car…