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.
- 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.
- 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:
Cache Valley Fun Park
Eccles Ice Center
Elevation Rock Gym
Logan Aquatic Center