The Ultimate Kids Birthday Party Checklist

kids birthday party checklist

If you’re planning a birthday party for your child, our kids birthday party checklist is the perfect place to start. From choosing a theme to sending out invitations, we’ve got you covered. 

Use this checklist to check off all the party essentials you need and get tips and hacks on how to stay organized, prepared, and ready for a fun-filled birthday experience both you and your child will love. With our help, you’ll be able to throw the perfect party that your child will never forget.

Kids Birthday Party Checklist 

  • Select a date
  • Create a guest list 
  • Choose a theme or activity
  • Send out invitations
  • Plan the food and drinks
  • Decorate for the party
  • Select entertainment for the party
  • Goodie bags and party favors

Selecting a date

Pinning down the date of your kid’s birthday party is the first step to planning an epic party. Ideally, you would want to host the birthday party on the day your child is born. It’s more meaningful and memorable, but depending on the day of the week the birthday falls, if your child has school, the availability of friends and family, you may either opt to host the party on the weekend before or after your child’s birthday.

Most parents opt to host their child’s birthday party on the weekend. This provides more flexibility for both parents and friends of the birthday boy or girl.

Whether you decide to host your kid’s birthday party on the weekend or during the week, Luxe Gather provides options to suit your needs with specials for weekday celebrations. 

Create a guest list 

After you have locked in a date for your kid’s birthday party, it’s time to get to the guest list. Figuring out who you want to invite and how many people is important so you can plan accordingly.

If your child is old enough to communicate, you can get them involved in choosing the guests to invite. Ask them who they would like to invite to their birthday party. Kids are usually pretty excited to share the friends they want to invite. 

Choosing a theme or activity

Your child’s birthday is the perfect opportunity to let their personality shine. Choose a theme or activity that they will enjoy and get them involved in the planning process. 

When choosing a theme for your child’s birthday party, the sky’s the limit! Popular themes include dinosaurs, princesses, superheroes, and more. If your child is stuck, take a look at their current interests for inspiration. If you’re stuck for ideas, take a look at our list of 100+ birthday party themes for kids.

Sending out invitations

Once you’ve chosen a theme, it’s time to start sending out invitations. You can either create your own invitations or purchase them online or from a local party store. Be sure to include all of the important information, such as the party’s date, time, and location. If you’re stuck for ideas, take a look at our downloadable birthday party invitations.

Planning the food and drinks

No birthday party is complete without food and drinks! You can either make your own food or order catering. If you’re making your own food, be sure to consider any dietary restrictions that your guests may have. Consider serving juice, soda, water, and coffee for the adults for drinks.

Decorating for the party

Now it’s time to start decorating for the party! Depending on your chosen theme, you’ll need to purchase or make decorations. Popular decorations include balloons, streamers, and banners.

Entertainment for the party

No birthday party is complete without entertainment! You’ll need to decide what kind of entertainment you want to provide for your guests. Popular options include hiring a clown or magician, renting inflatables, or having a movie marathon.

Goodie bags and party favors

Goodie bags and party favors are a great way to say “thank you” to your guests for coming to the party. Popular items to include in goodie bags are candy, toys, and miniature games. For party favors, consider personalizing them with your child’s name or initials.

Hassle-free birthday parties

We hope you found our kids birthday party checklist useful! Birthdays come once a year, and ensuring your child feels loved, special, and celebrated is important. That’s why we created the Luxe Gather Mobile Spa Birthday Party experience. We bring the party to you to create unforgettable memories both you and your kids will love. The perfect done-for-you service lets you sit back and relax while the kids have a blast. 

All our spa party packages include digital invitations, manicures, facials, hair styling, makeup, singing, dancing, activities, princess fairy party hosts, entertainment, and fun to create unforgettable memories to make your girl feel truly special.

Save yourself hours of time planning birthday parties with a mobile spa birthday party and birthday experience that brings the party to you.

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