Holiday Celebrations : How to Plan a Child’s Birthday Party

Hi, I’m Teri, and in this segment, we’re going
to talk about how to plan a child’s birthday party. Now a child’s birthday party, if done
right, is something they’ll remember for years, something very special to them, so let’s do
it right. My best advice to you is to choose a theme, and stick with that theme and incorporate
it in everything that you do with this party. Write down, starting with of course, the invitations.
Now the example I’m going to use is a princess party for a young girl. Maybe between the
ages of about five to ten. So you can buy your own invitations. Disney sells some great
princess invitations, or you can print your own up on the computer, very inexpensively.
Now in the invitation, it’s a great idea to invite the other children to dress up like
their favorite princess, or if there’s boys coming, their favorite prince. And then, write
down, from the plates, the napkins, the cups, you want to try to follow that princess theme,
and then when it comes to times when you want to play games with the kids, use and incorporate
that princess theme in the games, as well. And it doesn’t have to be difficult. For example,
Duck, Duck, Goose, could now be step-sister, step-sister, step-sister, Cinderella. And
instead of Pin the Tail on the Donkey, it could be Pin the Tiara on the Princess, or
instead of Musical Chairs, it could be Musical Thrones. Those are a few examples right there,
and then gift bags, you can just buy some simple little um…these are wings, these
are gem rings, tiaras, colorful suckers, get a nice decorative bag. Place these all in
there, and voila! You have some great goody bags as well, for the kids to take home. Memories
from your princess party, and that is how to plan a wonderful children’s birthday party.

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  1. You're method is too expensive. If you hold a crappy birthday party, then you'll not only save money, but you're less likely to spoil your kid. And they won't expect much from subsequent birthdays.

  2. Slap 5 bucks in balloons in the yard. Turn on the BBQ. Pile the kids in the yard. Place hotdogs on the grill. Let the kids go mental with a soccerball or football. When they've eaten, played and they're all worn out, bring out the cake you baked for 5 bucks and let them have an icing smearing fight with the leftover cake. Rinse the kids off with the gardenhose. No theme, good old fun. Balloons, hotdogs, soda, and a self-baked cake. 25 bucks, fun had by all. Repeat for 13-years. End of story.

  3. …. DUDE I'M LOOKING ON HOW TO PLAN FOR MY 11 YEAR OLD FRIEND'S PARTY… I'll dress up as a zombie princess!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! -_-

  4. I used to LOVE it when I was younger and people had parties like this instead of controlled princess themed banquets 🙂

  5. Well, this madness has ruined the appreciation for the simple things in life for hundreds of thousands of kids. Going overboard and going into DEBT for a kids birthday? Are people insane?

  6. Exactly! Also 8 years olds don't want to sit down and eat sandwiches on princess plates – they'd much prefer to run around with water pistols in the garden!!!! Why does no one understand this????

  7. "Why does no one understand this?" .. because we live in a superficial part of the planet where we want to impress everyone and keep up with the Jones'. Its about time we ALL go back to the grassroots and start doing everything on the simple and not on the fancy. If we did this street by street, school by school, area by area, you 'd see a broad shift in mentality. But hey, Im a dreamer.

  8. I know I'm going to sound like an idiot now, but – who are the Jones' and why do I want to keep up with them?

  9. “Keeping up with the Joneses" is an idiom in many parts of the English-speaking world referring to the comparison to one's neighbor as a benchmark for social caste or the accumulation of material goods. To fail to "keep up with the Joneses" is perceived as demonstrating socio-economic or cultural inferiority.

  10. P.S. – if you're not a native English speaker, then you wouldn't know this expression. Its widely used in Canada and the United States. I guess you're from another part of the world, so don't feel like an idiot.

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