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The Ultimate Guide on Kids Birthday Party - Top 10 Tips

Top 10 Tips: Planning a Birthday Party for your Child

- A Beginner’s Guide on Planning and Organising
a Birthday Party Celebration for Kids -

 

Your child’s birthday is coming soon, and you are about to embark on the planning phase. With so many things to consider, we know that planning for a party can be quite daunting and overwhelming. No need to be stressed up, as KidiParty have shortlisted top 10 simple tips on planning your child’s birthday party. This will help you to solve your question on "How to organise a kid's birthday party?"

The Ultimate Guide on Kids Birthday Party Singapore 1 year old - Top 10 Tips checklist

1. DATE & TIME

It is quite hard to pick a date that fits everyone; just set a date when majority of your guests can make it. Also be prepared to be flexible on your venue as your first choice may not be available.

Saturday is usually the best day to have a birthday party. Keep in mind not to plan for the birthday celebration to be after your child’s actual birthday.

Choose a time of the day when you know your child is most awake and settled. Also bear in mind meal times, will the party food be the children’s “lunch” or “tea”?

The Ultimate Guide on Kids Birthday Party Singapore 1 year old - Top 10 Tips party theme checklist

2. THEME

Your birthday party theme will drive most of the other arrangements you need to make so decide this early on. Set a theme for the birthday party: Superheroes, Pirates, Pokemon, Princess, etc. This makes it easier to plan the rest of the stuff.

Older children will have their own ideas about what they want too. If possible, discuss with your child and let them pick a theme. After all, it is their big day.

Check out this Ultimate List of Kids Birthday Party Theme Ideas

The Ultimate Guide on Kids Birthday Party Singapore 1 year old - Top 10 Tips party venue checklist

3. VENUE

If you are not celebrating at your own home, try to book an external venue at least 2 months before. Ring and book the venue as soon as possible as the most popular party times will get booked up quickly.

If you’re looking for particular facilities like a kitchen or car park then do a check with the venue. Also, ask if you are expected to clean up the area after the event. Make sure that you book extra time to set up and tidy up after your party.

Specific party venue such as soft play centres or bowling alleys often have a party package for you to choose from so find out what is included for what price. Browse through different venue rental options in Singapore. Here are top 10 most popular kids birthday party venues in Singapore

Tip! Visit the venue before the party to get yourself familiar with the venue’s facilities.

The Ultimate Guide on Kids Birthday Party Singapore 1 year old - Top 10 Tips party guest list checklist

4. GUEST LIST

List down the people you want to invite and categorise them according to family, relatives, friends and colleagues. This way, you will be less likely to miss out on anyone.

Always find out the final headcount and dietary preferences, so that you can make arrangement with the food.

The Ultimate Guide on Kids Birthday Party Singapore 1 year old - Top 10 Tips party invites checklist

5. INVITES

Save on printing cost by sending out e-invitations using Facebook invites or invites via WhatsApp. This also allows your guests to easily RSVP to you.

Things that must be on your invites:
· Name of Birthday Child
· Details of event (birthday party, is there a theme, etc)
· Start and End Time and Date of Party
· Location of the event with postal code
· RSVP Date
· RSVP contact details (e.g. mobile number, email address)
· Can / should parents stay

Tip! Keep a note (or spreadsheet!) of all the RSVPs.

The Ultimate Guide on Kids Birthday Party Singapore 1 year old - Top 10 Tips party budget checklist

6. BUDGET

Set a budget and ensure that you don’t exceed your budget. If you have to spend more on the venue, you can adjust by making savings on other things such as the party decorations (make it yourself!) or the party bags.

Decide what is absolutely essential for your party – do you want a particular venue or entertainment?

Tip! A joint party with your childʼs friend will keep the costs lower and they will love sharing.

The Ultimate Guide on Kids Birthday Party Singapore 1 year old - Top 10 Tips party food checklist

7. FOOD

Plan the menu according to your selected party theme. Take both adults and children, and any dietary preferences into consideration when planning the menu. If you are not making food on your own, be sure to order early from a food caterer. The key with children’s party food is KEEP IT SIMPLE, especially for parties for younger children. 

Dessert tables are gaining popularity with parents for children's birthday parties in Singapore! Engage quality dessert table catering services for your child's birthday party, and you are also able to customise the dessert table according to your selected birthday party theme. 

The Ultimate Guide on Kids Birthday Party Singapore 1 year old - Top 10 Tips birthday cake checklist

8. BIRTHDAY CAKE

How can a birthday party be without a birthday cake? There are mainly 3 avenues to get a birthday cake: do-it-yourself, shop-bought, or made-to-order. If baking is not what you are good at, getting from an expert baker would be a better choice. Browse through different birthday cake options at KidiParty

Tip! Whichever way you choose, remember to order early, and get the birthday candles!

The Ultimate Guide on Kids Birthday Party Singapore 1 year old - Top 10 Tips party decorations checklist

9. PARTY DECORATIONS

With a little creativity, you can spruce up the venue with props and decorations. If possible, do involve your child in the preparation. Explore more party supplies ideas at KidiParty

Tip! You can use the most basic balloons to create a grand gesture. Choose one colour or several shades, blow up balloons, and attach to wall with double-sided tape.

The Ultimate Guide on Kids Birthday Party Singapore 1 year old - Top 10 Tips party entertainment checklist

10. ENTERTAINMENT

Having games, music, and performances help inject fun into the party. Some game ideas include charades and musical chairs. Even something as simple as, "Guess how many candies are in the jar," can add an extra element of fun. Or you can engage entertainers like magicians or balloon sculptors for your child's birthday party. Alternatively, you can rent bouncy castles to keep the children active! 

Tip! Make sure that every child goes home with a prize.

 

Have fun and enjoy the party.
Spend the time with the people you love,
and make it a memorable birthday filled with fun and laughter.

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