Reducing the Stress in Children's Party Organization
- :Dan S Smith
lthough they may only be eight years old, their birthday - going by the amount of effort that is needed to be put in to organize it - may as well be the party of the century. Presents, invitations, food, decorations; organizing a party can be an extremely stressing time for any parent.
Fortunately, the majority of the stress that is incurred when organization a children's party can be almost completely removed by simply carrying out some prior planning.
Saying parents are busy is very often an understatement and therefore it can feel like finding some spare time to organize a children's party is an impossible feat. However, the time that is needed doesn't need to be substantial and you also don't need a computer or a mountain of books to help you plan, meaning that you can organize a children's party, literally, anywhere.
To start with, make sure you carry a small notebook and pen with you at all times. It doesn't need to be anything fancy or particularly large, as long as it has paper in it, the pen works and they can both fit in your pocket or bag. This, for the entire length of time that you are organizing your party, will be your Holy Grail. You should jot down any ideas you have, irrelevant of how small or silly you may think they are and whenever you get a few moments of spare time, be it waiting in the car at the school gates or just before you go to sleep, have a quick look through, review your thoughts and make notes and suggestions next to them all, generally stating whether you think they should be pursued or not.
If this process is carried out for several weeks before the party, in essence, the entire party can be organized in one full weekend.
A week or two before the party, make the time - and this is the only time you will have to solely dedicate to the party organizing - and look at your notebook with a separate piece of paper handy that has all of the relevant headings, such as food, decorations and presents, on it.
From here, you should go through your notebook in its entirety and transfer all of the points that have positive comments next to them to the appropriate sections on the separate piece of paper. This should then allow you to look at the piece of paper and know exactly what needs to be done when and how for each section and simply requires for you to work to the plan you have now created.
If you're about to organize a children's party and you're reading this, you may think that it sounds too good to be true. However, give it a try and you will see how stress free children's party organizing can actually be.
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