Schae Richards, community editor

Kids’ birthdays often bring friends and families together for a fun celebration. Along with celebrating these sweet milestones, can come a lot of unnecessary work and stress. Here is a birthday party checklist to help you keep things simple while still hosting a fantastic party for your child.

Guests and invitations

  • The number of kids you invite is up to you, but don’t invite more than you can handle in your home or the venue you choose.
  • Have your kids make their invitations with a few craft supplies, or create something on your computer.
  • Send invitations a couple weeks in advance, and request an RSVP, so you know how many guests to expect the day of the event.

Party supplies  

  • Pick up tablecloths, plastic silverware, decorations and any other party supplies two days before the party so you are prepared for the day of the event.


  • Serve your child’s favorite snacks at the party in addition to traditional cake and ice cream.
  • Don’t be afraid to throw in a fruit or veggie tray to have a nutritious snack in the middle of all the sweets.
  • Be aware of food allergies your little guests may have.


  • Keep things simple with streamers, balloons, and banners.
  • Background music may be a good option, depending on the age of your child.

Games and favors

  • Plan two or three simple activities that will keep the kids entertained.
  • Don’t forget to send each guest home with a party favor.

Charged camera

  • Make sure to have a charged phone, camera, or video camera to capture those sweet moments during the  party.
Need an idea for a birthday party location outside your home? These local venues are great options:
Bounce N Slide 

(435) 213-9981

 Cache Valley Fun Park  

(435) 792-4000 

 Eccles Ice Center 

(435) 787-2288 

Elevation Rock Gym 

(435) 799-3902

Highpoint Gymnastics 

(435) 753-7500

Logan Aquatic Center 

(435) 716-9280

 Logan Lanes 

(435) 799-3902

Love to Cook of Logan 

(435) 752-9220

Smithfield Recreation Center  

(435) 563-0048

Sports Academy 

(435) 753-7500

The Jump Zone  

(435) 755-5867