Complete Kids’ Birthday Party Checklist

Need a party planner for your child’s birthday? Whether you start 4 months before the big day, throw it together in 2 weeks, here is a list of things to do to throw a successful birthday party.

Use the list as is, or save it in your free Cozi family organizer so you can add to do items to the calendar, make a shopping list for supplies, and see it all on your iPhone or Android phone to get things done on the go.

 


Complete Kids’ Birthday Party Checklist

  • SIX WEEKS BEFORE
  • Choose a theme with your child
  • Determine the guest list
  • Reserve your party venue or hire a party entertainer
  • FOUR WEEKS BEFORE
  • Prepare your invitations
  • Ask for an updated class list from your child’s teacher
  • Determine games, activities and menu to match your party theme
  • If ordering a cake, place your order
  • THREE WEEKS BEFORE
  • Mail invitations
  • Purchase party supplies, especially if ordering on-line
  • Arrange for extra help, if necessary
  • ONE OR TWO WEEKS BEFORE
  • Create a party flow schedule
  • Purchase more party supplies as needed
  • Call families who have not yet responded to your invitation
  • THREE DAYS BEFORE
  • Purchase food
  • Purchase batteries for camera
  • Charge video camera
  • Call entertainer to confirm appearance and expectations
  • Call party venue to confirm all details
  • Assemble party favors
  • ONE OR TWO DAYS BEFORE
  • Bake cake or pick up pre-ordered cake
  • Confirm help if using extra help
  • Decorate home or gather decorations for party venue
  • Prepare make-ahead food
  • ONE WEEK AFTER
  • Send thank you notes!

See more shopping lists and checklists in the Cozi List Library.

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