Learn how to host a birthday party your kids will love without the stress of trying to get it perfect. 

Know What Details They’ll Notice and What Details to Save Time On

Learn how to host a birthday party your kids will love without the stress of trying to get it perfect.

Ask Questions.

If you ask your child to talk about the theme of their party, they’ll elaborate on the characters or details that mean the most to them.  Instead of making 3 Fondant Paw Patrol Characters you saw on Pinterest, save time and focus on only the 1 they talk about most!

It’s all in the Activities.

Focus your time, money, and energy on the main attraction. Is the party at an indoor play place, movie theatre or in your backyard for an epic water fight? Event hosting 101 – the experience makes the event! Focus your resources on the execution of the activity rather than the decorations as the kids rarely notice them anyway and you’ll have more fun with them than worrying about impressing a parent you rarely see.

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Focus your time, money, and energy on the main attraction. Is the party at an indoor play place, movie theatre or in your backyard for an epic water fight? Event hosting 101 – the experience makes the event! Focus your resources on the execution of the activity rather than the decorations as the kids rarely notice them anyway and you’ll have more fun with them than worrying about impressing a parent you rarely see.

Research

Read up on other people’s experiences before you try! There is likely someone out there who has already been the guinea pig for your big idea, and they’ll help you navigate what to do and not to do.

Be Frugal

 Short-term decorations don’t need to last forever. Never shy away from the local dollar store for supplies and decorations. The kids are going to remember the activities, not the $7 balloons.

Be Frugal

 Short-term decorations don’t need to last forever. Never shy away from the local dollar store for supplies and decorations. The kids are going to remember the activities, not the $7 balloons.

Use Canva

If you’re looking to personalize your invitations, goodie bags, or party decorations, Canva is an online tool that allows you to Customize your whole party for FREE! Check out Calgary Lifestyle Blogger Kristin Davies and how she used Canva for her son’s Fortnite birthday party.

Test it Out

Always make a small batch first if you are trying an extravagant confection for your kids party! Instagram and Pinterest make cookie and cupcake decorating look easy, but it can be a very expensive and time-consuming mistake if you aren’t careful.

Don’t Give Up!:

You might not #NailIt the first time or every time. Keep practicing, start small, and soon you will be a #DIYMaster! Record the things you tried that worked, didn’t work, (we all relate to a good #PinterestFail) and were or weren’t noticed by the kids! Every time you prepare for another big party you’ll be better, faster and more effective than the last time!

Check out our post about hosting a Gift-Free party ideas here!