Friday, May 18, 2012

Tips for Throwing a Backyard Birthday Party For Your Child

Summer is just around the corner, and the weather is definitely getting warmer. If your child was born in the summer, you may be thinking about throwing him or her a summer birthday party in your backyard. Backyard birthday parties can be tons of fun for you, your child, and all your child’s friends. However, they can also be a little stressful for you because, like all children’s parties, they require effort, planning, and preparation on your part. If you want to throw the perfect backyard party for your little one this summer, here are some tips to make your job as the party planner easier:

1. Send out invitations before school ends

Kids and their busy parents book up their schedules pretty fast in the summer. Because of this, fewer kids are able to attend summer birthday parties. It’s a good idea to send out invitations early, so all the party guests and their parents know when the party is going to happen. Sending out invitations a month or two in advance will give the guests plenty of time to make the room in their schedules to attend the party. Don’t forget to send a reminder email to all the party guests’ parents the week of the party as well.

2. Get some “damage control” supplies

Kids at backyard parties tend to run around a lot more than kids at indoor parties. Because of this, they’re a lot more likely to trip, fall, and scrape their knees and elbows. So, you should have plenty of hydrogen peroxide, Neosporin, and bandages on hand. You should also have all the phone numbers of all the party guests’ parents written down before the party. If one of the children is injured or feels sick, you’ll be glad you have his or her parents’ contact information.

3. Plan for a busy party

The thought of packing your child’s party with non-stop activities and fun may seem stressful to you. However, planning out several activities for the party is actually the best strategy. Keeping the group of kiddos busy in your backyard will help keep them out of trouble. Plus, it will help you ensure that everyone has a fun and enjoyable time at the party.

So, let the party guests know about the party early, don’t forget the Band-Aids, and plan out what’s going to happen at the party to ensure the kids stay busy. Planning and throwing a perfect backyard birthday party for your child can actually be fun for you too!

Author’s Bio: Melissa is a mom and event planner who writes about raising kids, planning parties, and finding the best party supplies, specifically John Deere and Super Mario Bros party supplies.


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