Hi there! Nice to have you back! Last week I shared #1 of how to plan a birthday party and this week I’m gonna share the second post in this serie with you of what to do or to plan 3 weeks before the actual date! Sometimes it can be really hectic and unstructured around the house that you don’t even know where to start or most importantly, how?! Need some help or inspiration with that? Please read along!
Have a good and crystal view about the planning of your last week’s activities? Way to go! This 2nd week you can focus on what you want to serve your little guests during the day. Since we’ve chosen to held our daughter’s party between 1:00 and 4:00 PM, we don’t have to worry about dinner. Of course we’re not gonna send the children back home starving, so here’s the idea.
I thought it would be practical to serve some mini sandwiches as finger food and build it with funny but healthy ingredients. Think of making a funny face out of cheese, olives, tomatoes etc. There are lots of different and cute shapes to cut out cheese, bread or whatever you like. Just use your imagination! Besides serving cake and sweets on a party, I always love the idea to keep everything in balans and make sure to also give the children healthy non-sweet treats. Nobody ever complained about that! 😉 Go easy on the lemonade will be my advise…they’ll have enough sugar intake! You also want to think about of what to serve the parents who join their child on the party. Don’t forget this step and try not to make it too difficult for yourself. Easy does it!
Cake & grocery list
Gotta admit that i’m not a very good cake baker, so I’m afraid I have to order ourselves a cake online. If you have that possibility too then all you have to do is fill out your wishes and preferences and everything will be taken care of. I love it because it takes so much weight off my shoulders! We’ve always ordered our cakes online and that’s just so easy and convenient. This year we’ll do it again! Now that you know how much children will attend the party (in case you mentioned RSVP on the invitation), you can make sure how big or small the cake should be. Now that you’re a step closer to the day and actually want to remember the missing things, you want to make a grocery list of what you need to buy for the menu, tableware, serving, decorations, etc. Make sure you have that list ready.
If you’re gonna host the party yourself and you have other children who need to be taken care of, you might consider a helping hand. Ask a neighbour/friend/relative who can watch your baby/toddler when you’re busy. You’ll be glad you did it..trust me 🙂 .
Now I’ve shared with you these important steps of what to do 3 weeks in advance. Hopefully you have a little less stress now and will be able to enjoy the lovely side of preparing your child’s birthday! See you next week!
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What is your favourite treat on a birthday party? Please feel free to share in the comments!