Planning a birthday party is one of the few duties most fathers hate or avoid to do. There at least two reasons why fathers feel this way. First, they are uninterested in parties. Second, they don't possess party preparation skills.
Is one of your children having a birthday? Don't fret. You don't need to have special powers in order to plan it well and carry out your plan successfully. You simply need to observe the following steps.
1) Determine the number of children your child wants to invite. Does your child want to have a party only with her closest friends? If yes, this will mean a small party for you to prepare. If your child's classmates know about her birthday, it would be best to invite everyone to her party. This will make all the kids happy.
2) Ask your child about the party theme. Never surprise your child with the party theme. She might cry or act up when she sees party decorations which she doesn't like. If you want her to be clueless about the party preparations, ask her friends, cousins or siblings who might know what her ideal birthday party would be like.
3) Choose the right venue. If you're having a small party, you can use your backyard as a party venue. You just have to be creative in decorating it. It would be advisable to rent a place that comes with food and entertainment packages if you're inviting a lot of children and you lack the time and skills to prepare for the party. Just make sure that you have enough budget for this.
4) Choose age-appropriate entertainment. Know whether your child wants clowns, face painters or magicians to grace her party. Again, you will need enough budget for this.