10 Point Children’s Birthday Party Plan

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Two of my four children have birthdays within 10 days of each other in April. Little Rascal will turn 7 on the 20th and Babaganouski (my baby!) will turn 2 on the 30th.

It has been jibed at me, that for someone who loves to plan that I didn’t do such a great job of planning my kids arrival in this world. We have the April cluster then, Thinker will have his 10th birthday on 27th Nov and and less than two weeks later Possum will be 5 on 10th Dec. There are just some things (like conception) that you just can’t plan!

So when it comes to children’s birthday parties, I have quite a few checklists and spreadsheets that I like to use to help me through these busy periods. I have listed below, my main checklist.

EDIT: Each point is now linked to the post that I have written on the topic. Simply click on the heading to see further details on this point.

This list works like a to do list for me and allows for a methodical approach to planning the parties for the children.

(1). Overall family birthday party strategy.

(2). Party Themes.

(3). Invitations.

(4). Guest List.

(5). Food and Drink List.

(6). Games/Activities Plan.

(7). Decorations and Party Accessories.

(8). Party Week and Day Timetables.

(9). Emergency Plan.

(10). Thank You Notes.

I have links and spreadsheets to share for these points and will do so over the month of April, as I am planning parties for my two boys. On Thursday I will start off with: our family strategy for birthday parties, themes and invitations. Look forward to sharing tips on how you plan successful children’s birthday parties.

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  1. says

    April is also a crazy month for us, 2 of my 5 kids were both born on the 18th, and no they arn’t twins they are 5 years apart :) It’s also my birthday on the 21st, my dad and sil both have birthdays in April and this year we have a wedding to go to as well. All I can say is thank goodness Easter was in March this year…lol!

    I can’t wait to see your spreadsheets etc :)

    Rachel xxx
    A Juggling Mum

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  2. says

    This is a great list. My kids birthdays are two months a part, March and May. The only thing I would add is a gift list. Every time we call to invite more people to the party that is coming up we are asked what does the kid need. Our kids, like many, don’t need any more toys or clothes, so it hard to come up with what they need, and everyone wants you to make it easy on them. For the next party I plan to put a list together of things we could use, like savings bonds, diapers, socks, etc. It seems to be difficult to remember these all in the heat of the moment of inviting. You could use the list for your RSVP calls too. Just a thought I wanted to give ya, thanks for the tips!

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  3. says

    I do something similar with the plan, though not down to timetables on the day, great idea though! I’ve got my girls’ birthdays 8 days apart so I’ve been wondering how to do parties, your idea sounds good when they are a bit older (my youngest is 8 months so not yet!) Thanks for the tips :).

  4. says

    Wrote this comment for the above post, but there seems to be an error in the processing?

    Anyhow – what I said:

    Well, I am glad that I googled you after I got your comment on mine! What a great way to organise – imagine how organised yours are, and then reverse to see how mine generally go!!

    I think I will blogline you – plenty of inspiration here.

    Oh, and thanks for stopping by!

    :) And by the way – April is a wonderful month to have a birthday.

    jeanie’s last blog post..Sparkies, sparklies, tuck-shop sagas and school holidays

  5. says

    A and Guera – May is a superb month to have a birthday – mine is in May too :) .

    A Juggling Mum – Wow and I thought I had a busy April.

    Party Planning, Babyamore, Stacey, Jeanie and Homemaker Barbi – Thanks for dropping by and I hope that the birthday party series helps.

    Mary Green – Having a suggested list of gifts is a great idea, I will incorporate that into my planning thanks!

  6. Realistic Mom says

    Keep it simple- Close family, cake, and a few presents; no need for a ten point guide here


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