Saturday, March 3

MBB - Size & Location


Here we are exactly two weeks from the party date. Of course at this time you should have already decided on a location, selected your theme, invitations and sent them out. But today I just wanted to talk to ya'll about decided on the size of your party and selecting a location.**If you haven't noticed, it's a Mickey theme**

SIZE
Size is always something that people have a hard time with because sometimes we want to invited EVERYONE and other times we want it to be a smaller sized party. Here are some tips to help you decide.
  • Is it a birthday milestone? (1,5,10,15)
  • Is there another family event around the same time?
    • Sometimes there may be a wedding or a big event that you might want to cinsider, especially for guests that are out of town.
  • Available funds?
  • Do you have time and help?
    • I remember two years ago  at this time, I was working, but I had hubs and Elis godmother to help me plan and set up the party. It was very helpful
Those are some easy thing to think of to help you decide because you can't go all out every year. With Vetty, our oldest, one of my fav birthdays with her was at home with cake and presents. Just our grandparents came over and then we saw her favorite movie!

LOCATION
So once you have figured out how many people you would want to invite, you can write out the guest list and then start to decide on a location. Location is  important for every party. Again, thinking about how many people you are inviting and the type of party you want to have can help you decide. There are so many different locations that some people don't even think of. Here are a few different and somewhat odd birthday party locations

  • Public Library
  • Children's Museum
  • Recycling Center
  • Theme Park
  • Park/Beach
My favorite is the public library because most of the time there is a very low rental fee, if any, and they will be entertaining other children during story telling or another activity and you won't have to do much decorating as well. If it is for an older child you might want to think about the local art museum, cooking class or maybe even pottery! Even if your budget is low, finding the right location can help you save lots of money.

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For Eli's party, we decided it's family only and limited it to 30 people. And that is just enough, I counted 29 people on the guest list. And the location we decided on fits 38 people, so if we have a few extra people we would be able to fit them. We are having it at a local pizza buffet restaurant. We have mostly older children and teens. This place has tons of arcade games that they can have fun with instead of playing children's birthday games. We had a party there once before and everything went smoothly.

I hope these tips and ideas help you as you start to plan your next birthday party! For me, planning is always fun and it's the happiness and joy that you see in your children's eyes that make it all worth it. Yeah, sometimes you find yourself pulling your hair out because you forget something or someone sticks their finger in the cake, but it's all good! haha....

Coming up on Monday, I'm going to share with ya'll the invitations and other ideas I have planned for the birthday, you won't want to miss it!

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