Cheltenham Family lifestyle Photography - How to plan an epic Birthday party

great things to keep in mind when planning a kids birthday party.

Congratulations! You have survived another year of parenthood and now it’s time to put on your dancing shoes and have an epic day! Before you start planning the decorations keep in mind what this is all about: FUN. Here are a few tips to we hope will help you to get it all together.




1.- Find 5 games that are age appropriate: in my case I always turn to Pinterest for these and I search “ Minute to win it for a X year old” . Remember to keep the challenges simple and maybe have a practice run before the party to make sure that these games are engaging and age appropriate.

Ballpit available for hire in Melbourne metro via  Kinfolk  | Balloons available from  Moonshot Balloons

Ballpit available for hire in Melbourne metro via Kinfolk | Balloons available from Moonshot Balloons

2.- Keep your theme simple, choose 3 colours maximum and stick with them, this way your party will look more cohesive and plain colours are easier to match and to find a variety of products rather than textures.

Balloons by  Moonshot Balloons,  Event planning and coordination  Kinfolk events

Balloons by Moonshot Balloons, Event planning and coordination Kinfolk events

3.- Request older kids to assist round everyone up and assist on the day to create teams and take turns.

Miffy books available through  simple.form  | Grey cushions from  Closely Knit  |   silverlinings_hire  White low picnic table

Miffy books available through simple.form | Grey cushions from Closely Knit | silverlinings_hire White low picnic table

4.- Remember to create a quiet space, some young kids can get overwhelmed by the excitement of a party, and others will need a break at some stage. You can create a quiet corner with a craft table or colouring.

Custom Miffy tags available from  T-Leaf Collections  | Cake by  Dani treats and sweats  | Custom Cake topper by  Sunny Street Creations

Custom Miffy tags available from T-Leaf Collections | Cake by Dani treats and sweats | Custom Cake topper by Sunny Street Creations

5.- Try to put your child down for a nap during the morning if you have the party in the afternoon, this way the star of the party will be ready to take on all the action.

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A great way to remember this milestone is also through a Family photography session at home or on location. Lifestyle photography is a fun genre of photography, and I aim to record moments for you that are filled with authentic emotions and fun moments. I am currently offering sessions at home and some of the suburbs serviced are: Camberwell, Hampton, Sandringham, Malvern, Cheltenham, Mornington, Mt Eliza, Dromana and Beaumaris. You can always drop me a line if you have any questions!

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