Wish I could take credit for this creative Beach Birthday Party + Planning and Preparing Tips since it is so thoughtfully put together, but I can't. It was created by the super talented Pam, who is my brother-in-laws mom. Now if you don't have a “Pam” or know a “Pam” you totally need to find one! She provides a memorable get-together with fabulous detail to every occasion that when you leave your heart feels full, loved and inspired from all of the personal touches she puts together for guests. She has been putting together my my nieces and nephews birthday parties for a while and every time I wished I had my camera to document her creativity. So this is the start to sharing her inspiring and heartfelt celebrations.
Here are a few of the details to inspire your next party. And she does this for fun, but totally should be a party planner!
First we have the adorable gluten free cupcakes made special from the birthday boys momma, Tara. How cute are these displayed with the little surfer guys on them!? Lovely how Tara put together the teal, green and orange colors for the surfer the dessert. Details are everything when it comes to creating a successful party. Chalkboard signs, hidden messages and party gifts were spread throughout the house and poking around ever corner.
More details include handmade sign holders for the beach signs. And a birthday boy who is all smiles!
TIPS FOR PLANNING AND PREPARING A BIRTHDAY PARTY
This guide will help you start planning out your next party, keep things on track and avoid last minute chaos.
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8 weeks ahead:
Set the date and time. Plan invite list, location and theme. Book any details needed such as venue and entertainment if needed.
3-4 weeks ahead:
Send invitations with an RSVP date.
2 weeks ahead:
Prepare all party decorations. Plan menu. Order favors when you know how many kids are able to come. Get decorations & paper goods ordered and/or made.
1 week ahead:
Prepare freezable foods. Get last minute drinks, plastic ware, tables and table cloths needed. Charge camera battery. Make sure you have all decor. Make sure all games are ready. Confirm any entertainment bookings.
2 days ahead:
Food shopping, make necessary food. Assemble party favor bags. Prepare agenda for the party day. Decorate the house.
1 day ahead:
Make cake and frosting, but decorate on day of. Make any food you can in advance such as slicing vegetables.
Day of the party:
Prepare fresh food and drinks. Decorate cake. Get party set up with balloons. Play music and add signs throughout the house for gifts, bathroom, food. Set up the food table and lay out food. Have a pen and paper ready for taking notes on who gifts are from. Get the birthday child ready and have fun!!!