I’ve been planning my boys’ birthday parties for eight years now, only because my oldest is eight. Don’t get me wrong; I don’t have any event management skills. I am, however, very crafty. What I’ve learned over the years is the best parties are the ones you plan in advance. Yes, it’s true; I plan six months out. You don’t need to plan that far out in advance, but give yourself at least a couple of months to plan for your child’s birthday party. Why? Because the more organized you are, the more fun everyone at your party will have.
Is there any activity that strikes as much fear in the heart of parents as that of planning a child’s birthday party? If you have friends who pride themselves on Martha Stewart-like capabilities, you may feel negligent if you haven’t picked out your theme, personalized invitations, and artisanal birthday cake at least six months in advance, never mind deciding whom to invite and what games the kids will play.
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