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 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
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
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!