5 Party Planning Tips for Busy Parents

8:54 AM

As parents, you will appreciate the need to be everywhere at once. If you are not working, then you are looking after your children or running errands or doing chores. Along with all this, you also have to make time to enjoy your family and make the best memories you can.  
When it comes to parties, there can be a lot of organizing and planning, and you might feel you don’t have enough time to make it special. However, here are a few ideas that can help you create a special party without taking a lot of time.  

Have a Shared Party 
If you have a friend whose child has a birthday around the same time, you could arrange a joint party for the both of them. It will mean less work for the parents, and you can also share the cost.  
You might need to arrange a larger venue as there might be more children attending, but it will cut down considerably on the workload.  

Ask for Help 
It might sound obvious, but just having someone else help you with some of the arrangements can make a huge difference. Ask a friend or family member if they can do some of the preparation to lighten the load. They will most likely be happy to help, and it means you can do the things you want to do to make the party special.  

You don’t have to spend a lot of time getting the invitations ready, why not use a website to create them for you. You can then email them to all the people you want to attend, which will save posting them.  
For your child’s friends, why not make up some flyers that they can take to school? Sites such as Adobe Spark can show you how to make a flyer, and they have many ready-made templates you can chooseThey can give them out to whomever they want, and it will have all the details already on the flyer.  

Organizing party games and other entertainment can not only take the time to prepare, but it also means you are busy doing this on the day rather than taking part in the fun.  
A good way to get around this is to hire a professional kid’s entertainer. They will often have set prices for a particular amount of time, and they will keep the children entertained while you enjoy the day.  
You can also have other things organized such as a bouncy castle or another inflatable. You can hire these quite easily, and they will be set up for you by the owner.  

Party Bags 
Even with party bags, you can save a little time by ordering pre-filled varieties. You can choose from a selection that you think will suit the party, and they will be delivered ready to go. It also means you won’t have to shop around for toys to put in them. 
With a few simple ideas such as these, you can save time and effort for your child’s party while still giving them the celebration they want. 

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