How To Organise Kids’ Birthday Party At Home?

How To Organise Kids’ Birthday Party At Home?

When organising a birthday party for your son, daughter, or relative, you want to make sure everything is on point. We want to provide the coolest cake, the best birthday flowers to decorate the space and put on display, and do anything else we can to ensure their party is perfect.

While there are many places you can have your kid’s birthday party, why not have it at home? There are plenty of great ways to have your child’s birthday party within the comfort of your home, and still have it be a great time for all involved. Not only that, but not having to rent a venue can save you a lot of money, too.

With that in mind, this article is going to take a closer look at how to best organise a kids’ birthday party at home.

Have a Plan and Some Theme Ideas

The first part of organising an at-home birthday party for your child is having a plan. You want to write or draw out what you would like the day to look like, and develop some steps and things you need to do to bring that idea to a reality. Think about the things you want to do, a theme that your child will like, and things like that.

There are many at-home activities you likely did with your children during the pandemic, so why not reuse some of these or use them as inspiration for things to do at their birthday party? Just because things are happening at home doesn’t mean it can’t be a fun time. By having a plan ahead of time and spending some time thinking about themes early in the process, it can make things much easier later on once the party is approaching quickly.

Consider the Space You Have

Of course, when planning and organising the party, one of the primary things to think about is how much space you have. The options for a party in a large space can differ greatly from the options you have if your home and/or yard are small. Of course, a party in a small space doesn’t need to be bad, you just need to be more careful and selective about what you do.

If you organise a party without considering things like the space you have, you may have ideas, events, or games planned that simply won’t work or will not be as fun or successful as you had hoped they would be.  This is something that is easy to forget about and not think about, so you need to be careful and ensure it is always in your mind.

Create the Guest List

Next, you need to think about the guest list and figure out who your child wants to invite to the party. Make sure to ask for their input, and ensure to send the invitations with enough notice to ensure everyone can RSVP. It is a good idea to make note of what things you will be doing at the party, and when it starts/ends, so other parents know what to expect and to make sure everyone is comfortable with what is going on at the party.

How many people you invite should often depend on how much space you have to work with, and the kinds of things that you have planned. The last thing you want is to invite a ton of your child’s friends, only to not have enough space to do the things you had planned to.

Set a Budget


While not having to rent out a venue to host the party will save you a pretty penny, it is still important to set and have a budget. You should look at how much you are comfortable spending, and ensure you stay under that amount. There are many ways to save when buying birthday decor and/or gifts, so take advantage of them if at all possible. Do some research on how much certain things may cost, and work your budget around that information.

Of course, what good is a budget if you don’t stick to it? As a result, make sure you do all you can to not spend more than you need. It can be very easy to overspend on things for a party, so make sure to abide by your budget as best as possible and don’t give in to overly expensive things you don’t need.

Don’t Forget the Goodie Bags

Another important part of any child’s birthday party, whether at home or at another venue are the goodie bags. Whenever kids leave a birthday party, many come to expect a little goodie bag full of treats. You certainly don’t want to disappoint them, so make sure you create some goodie bags to give away to the attendees.

These don’t have to be large and expensive, as many children are perfectly happy with a bag filled with some treats and maybe a small toy or two. When it comes to goodie bags, make sure that you have enough for all the children attending so no one is left out.

Make a Checklist

Whether you are organising a birthday party or another event of some kind, making a checklist is a wonderful way to stay on top of things and ensure nothing gets missed. They are very valuable for keeping you on track, and are very easy to make.

A birthday party checklist can keep you on top of things and ensure that nothing is being missed or forgotten. As for what you can include on this checklist, it can be anything from the things you need to pick up, things you need to buy, people you need to reach out to, and anything else you don’t want to forget about ahead of the big party.

In conclusion, we hope that these tips have been able to assist you in organising the perfect kids birthday party, right at your own home.

Kate Dyson

Kate is the Founder of The Motherload, the 'owner' of one husband, two daughters, two cats and one rabbit. She loves wine, loathes exercise and fervently believes in the power of women supporting women. Find me on instagram: @themotherloadhq

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