Below are some gems of wisdom from these parent specialists to those just getting started on the party circuit…
The rule of thumb passed on by experienced Parents would be to invite the exact same amount of party guests as your child’s age. Resist the lure to invite every child in your child’s classroom. Be discrete and prevent hurt feelings by sending invitations home rather than passing them out in school. A manageable party is a more satisfying one both for you and for the party attendants!
CELEBRATION TIME AND DURATION
For older school age children, a 2 to 3 hour celebration at any moment of day is a safe wager; night celebrations and sleepovers are well-known options for pre teens.
An hour is adequate for toddlers and preschoolers when nap times are still an issue. When the birthday kid will undoubtedly be best capable to manage all of the excitement and freshest, plan your party, perhaps a morning brunch is better.
Consistently include an RSVP date and phone number in your party invitations. A call on or after your RSVP date is totally acceptable, in the event of a guest failing to RSVP. Occasionally mail is delayed and other mishaps happen, and you also must be certain the invitation was received. Moreover, realizing the precise guest count is for preparation purposes necessary.
Children may occasionally express their authentic, and never necessarily courteous, feelings of a present they’ve received. To your kid, explain in advance of the celebration that it is essential to thank all of the gift-givers with equal enthusiasm, irrespective of precisely what the present.
Allow it to be early before kids are tired, cranky, should you plan to open presents in the bash and hyped with sugar. Of course, this issue may be avoided entirely by opening the presents after guests have departed, a time-saving practice which stops the humiliation of the party child making ungrateful remarks.