Over the past 13 years, with five children of various ages, I have organized a total of 45 birthday parties. Due to the rising cost of outside-the-home parties, we have had many home parties that were just as fun, inexpensive and customized for the birthday child’s desired theme. Involving the birthday child also gives them a valuable appreciation for the effort required to host a party.
Okay picture this, 5 four year olds in your house for two hours with, cake, snacks, craft materials, games…you’re thinking complete chaos, right? Not necessarily. The difference between an average, hectic, “are-we-done-yet” party and a creative, exciting, “do-we-have-to-leave-now” party is in the planning. Here are the basic steps to help get you started and come out the other end in one piece.
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