Send a ‘save the date’ to any important guests if it’s vital that grandparents or a best friend attend.
Book any entertainers or other suppliers you require.
Investigate suppliers such as cake makers, check the notice they require for orders.
8 weeks before the party
Decide on a theme.
Start jotting down any ideas or assemble a Pinterest album of inspiration related to your theme.
6 weeks before
Order cake or finalise plans to make the cake, check you have any equipment or borrow/ buy.
Order your Humble Hostess pack!
Invite extra guests if you have had a lot of declines.
Keep an eye out for anything connected to your theme that might make good decorations or party bag fillers.
2 weeks before
Make a list of attendees for catering, keep a note of parents’ contact details in case of emergency. Note any allergies you’ve been informed of.
Your Humble Hostess pack comes with ideas for games, food, party bag fillers to match your theme, read it through and start planning.
Plan the party food.
Plan party bags, order party bag fillers and any decorations or items for games/ prizes/ piñata.
1 week before
Confirm with venue, ensure any payments made.
Confirm with any suppliers e.g entertainers.
Make a shopping list for food and other requirements (e.g candles)
Plan party games.
Get ahead by filling the party bags, wrap Pass the Parcel, any other preparation for games.
If making the cake and any cake decorations can be made ahead of time start the prep.
Pick out outfit for the birthday girl or boy.
2 days before
Shop for food.
Finish any party game prep or filling of party bags.
The day before
Make/ collect cake.
Collect any supplies ordered e.g. helium filled balloons or helium canister.
Make on the day
Fresh items such as sandwiches.
Finish party food prep.
Fill balloons with helium.
Things to take on the day
List of children attending and the parents’ phone numbers.
First aid kit.
Extra napkins/ cups/ straws.
Sellotape/ double sided tape.
After the party
Large glass of wine!
Comment below if there's anything I've forgotten!