Children love being the center of attention and there’s no more perfect time to be just that than during their birthday. If you’re struggling to plan for yet another birthday, try these top tips on organizing a themed birthday party. Start out by determining how much money you want to spend for the party. Remember, once you choose a theme you’ll want to have decorations, tableware (plates, napkins, cups, and tablecloth), food, beverages, birthday cake, invitations, and games. Decide how much you can spend for each item and don’t go over it. There are plenty of ways to have a great party without breaking the bank. Next sit down with the birthday child and ask them what they would like for a theme. They may want to have a character party with their favorite cartoon character, movie, or something along those lines. If that’s the case, it’s possible there may already be decorations and tableware available. Try to find matching invitations, plates and cups with that theme. The other … [Read more...]
Not Just Another Birthday Party!!!
In case I haven’t told you, I am the mom of four children ranging in ages from 6 to 21. Not only that, I live in a small rural community in West Virginia. Suffice it to say, the Hott calendar is filled with many birthday parties on the weekends. Sometimes, there are multiple friend’s birthdays at the same time. Then, add to that piano recitals and gymnastics; ours is a busy household as I am sure yours is as well! We are just completing a round of celebrating birthdays for three of our children. The “birthday season” snuck up on me this year! Can you believe it?! I don’t know how that could have happened; because, after all, the dates haven’t changed! And believe me, I absolutely love to go to birthday parties and more than that… I LOVEto host them for my kids! Here at the Hott House, we find any reason we can for a celebration, even daily sunsets! So for birthdays, the Hott’s have hosted all kinds; from special guests like Barbie, Spider Man, and Hannah Montana to Narnia, … [Read more...]
Tips for Throwing a Child’s Birthday Party
On February 16th my daughter, Anya turned five! Wow, time flies! I can remember the day she was born and now she is a big beautiful five year old who can write sentences and count by 10’s. So this year she wanted a big birthday party. I’ve had birthday parties for her before but they were mostly family and relatively small, but this year was special it was a milestone. It was time to plan a birthday party! I looked into renting an area where a group of kids could get together, play, eat some cake and have fun. The amount it cost was absolutely ridiculous! I looked into having it at a tea house that was $350.00, a ballet studio for $650.00 and everything else was close to $300.00 I struggled with the idea of paying that much for a party plus the other costs associated with birthday parties. After much deliberation and time running out we decided to have a tea party at home. Here are a few tips I learned about throwing a child's birthday party Plan Ahead of Time! Preparation is key to … [Read more...]