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Birthday Party Planning Made Easy!

Planning a birthday party? Birthday parties are among my fondest memories. Any time you have a gathering of family and friends you create memories. Parties are great fun and shouldn't be ruined by a lot of stress for the person getting it together. Let me help you plan a stress-free party to remember!

Kid with party blower

The key is to PLAN AHEAD!
Sit down at least one month in advance and decide the exact date of the party, if possible. You'll then be ready to make a list of who you want to invite. This will give you an idea of the number that will be attending...something you'll need to know.

Decide on the theme of the party and how much you want to spend. You'll need to go ahead and purchase your party supplies early in order to have co-ordinating invitations. Send the invitations one to two weeks in advance.


Pin the Tail on the Donkey
Party Activities - If the party is for a child, you will need to plan a few games or some form of entertainment. If you plan on having the party at a restaurant, you will need to make reservations. Refer to our theme Party Tips for game suggestions.


Birthday Cupcake
Don't forget the CAKE! Make a list of refreshments that you plan on serving and purchase as much as possible ahead of time. Order your cake from your local bakery or grocery store at least one week in advance.


Birthday Presents
Present Time! Next, you have to buy that "birthday person" a gift. If they haven't already given you a hint as to what they want, you're going to need to put on your "thinking cap".


Does all of this planning sound scary? It doesn't have to be if you remember the key--PLAN AHEAD. Before the pressure of running out of time hits, sit down and plan ahead.

Shopping online is a great option. You can shop right from your chair in front of your computer without the hassle of crowds, long lines or hurting feet. You won't have to load the kids in the car or stop for fast food.

Shopping carts online are very safe (and best of all...you don't have to worry about the kids falling out of one!), but if you prefer, most businesses offer a phone-in order option.

Some businesses offer free shipping or free with orders over a certain amount. Even if you have to pay shipping, it is a small price to pay for the convenience of shopping from home. Unless you like traffic and crowds, it's the best option. I have shopped online for years and love it!

So go ahead, sit down, make a list and visit my "Party Pantry" for all of your party and gift giving needs.


Faye Rutledge
www.PartyPantry.com

Birthday Balloon HAVE A GREAT BIRTHDAY PARTY!