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In just a few short weeks, my three year old will be turning celebrating his fourth birthday and with so many of his pre-school friends being born around the same time, the birthday party invitations have been flying home. I fear I have many years of hosting children’s birthday parties ahead of me but thankfully, I love organising a good get together and I can’t wait to organise my son’s future birthday parties to make his special day one to remember.
Planning a birthday party can be stressful. But it doesn’t need to be. Here are my top five tips for organising a stress-free birthday party.
Order a birthday cake – We all know you can’t hold a birthday party without a birthday cake so commission a baker to make one for you. My son has asked for a Lightning McQueen birthday cake this year and there is no way in the world I’d be able to come up with the goods. To alleviate the time and stress that making such a cake would cause, I’ve asked a local baker to make me a cake featuring his favourite Cars character. A few pounds well spent here is well worth saving a 5+ hours in the kitchen!
Hire a venue – With all the best intentions, I would never hold a birthday party for my son at home. I couldn’t imagine the mess, the constant watching over sticky fingers touching the walls or treading in sandwiches into the carpet would give me palpitations. Save yourself the stress and hire a local venue to hold the party in. Venuefinder is a great way to find a suitable local venue to hold your party. You can search results by location, room capacities and price to come up with a range of suitable venues for your party needs. [Read more…] about Top tips for hosting a stress-free birthday party