First and foremost, planning a party can be really exhausting. Many things are involved such as decorations, centerpiece, souvenirs, vendors, and a whole lot more.
A month ago, we celebrated our sons Baptism. For us Catholic it's our tradition to be baptized, and there's always a small celebration afterwards.
We planned his party 4 months before the event (l'll explain why so early). I'm also giving credits to my husband for helping me out with my project. Yup! He's a huge help. We did mostly everything. The souvenirs, party favors, and everything else. I fell in love with crafts not too long ago. I am a DIYer. one day I found myself in a corner putting pieces together, experimenting. Our themed for our sons baptism celebration became "Hot Air Balloon". We wanted something unique.
Here are the guidelines I followed for my sons party.
2. Venue. It's important to block/ hold the date in advanced reserve date, you might be required all depends where to pay a deposit fee either banquet halls, restaurants, rec. park facility, etc. so make sure there's always a spot reserve for your event.
My sons party was held at Max's of Manila Hawaii. A Franchise restaurant originated in the Philippines
3. Invitations/who to invite. We made our own personal invitations at home since we have a printer. My Husbands and my side of the family was our main priority.
4. Theme. What's your ideal theme? We wanted something fun, interesting, unique.
5. Souvenirs. Research. Find something that isn't perishable. For me I bought some mason jars, we spray painted it to add color. Plan couple days before the party to put it all together, purchase some fresh flowers a day or two in advance and place them in each water filled jars simple no need to hire a professsional florist. Another souvenirs I made was a resemblance of a hot air balloon. We didn't really want balloons because its cliche so we used oriental paper lanterns instead. Making the hot air balloon lanterns was a lot harder than I thought. The straws were falling to keep the lanterns up. I had to put all sorts of glue just to make sure it didnt fall. But it came out nice in the end, I loved the outcome, and the guests loved it. We put some bundles of candies to add colors. Also printed images of my son for table display.
6. Dessert Table. My husband and I helped each other on this one. His and my creativity made everything possible. Bought all the decorations at Walmart. About the cake, I printed some images from Pinterest. After finalizing our cake design peg. We sent some images to my husbands co-worker who's a Pastry Chef which made our planning much easier.
That's pretty much about it. So go ahead. Research. It's not too early to start anyway. Hope this helps a little. 😊
Have fun planning your kiddie party! any suggestions, questions, feedback please feel welcome to.