Planning A Memorable Birthday Party!


I love birthday celebrations. Since becoming a mom almost four years ago I’ve had the chance to plan and celebrate three birthday parties for my eldest son. We will be celebrating his fourth birthday this year and our second child’s very first birthday.

I really enjoy the process of organizing and putting together children’s birthday parties. There are a lot of little details and it is exciting to think about what your little one and his friends will enjoy and remember about his special day. It’s all about creating new wonderful memories.

I usually have to book the party’s location well in advance because both of my children were born during the colder months, making it difficult to plan outdoor/backyard parties. Also, having 10 toddlers running around in our house doesn’t sound very fun so picking a place where they can safely play, run and burn energy is always a top priority for us when finding a location.

My son’s most memorable birthday was probably his last one. At three years old, he more vividly remembers what his party was like and who was there to celebrate it with him.

All the little things like finding the perfect spot for the party, getting beautiful decorations ready, putting together a piñata, sorting out snacks, birthday cake and party loot for guests are important and fun to plan but what really makes the party memorable is the time spent with friends and family.

Seeing my son’s little face light up when we all sang happy birthday and watching him blow out his candles with a big smile on his face made all the planning and hard work totally worth it. Watching your little one enjoying a moment like that is priceless.

Slowing down and taking the time to celebrate with our loved ones is what really makes birthday parties fun and memorable. No matter how big or small, if you have the ones you love close to you your party will be a big success.

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Angela V

Founder and Writer at One Smiley Monkey blog
Hi, my name is Angela van Tijn and I live in Vancouver, Canada with my wonderful husband, our two boys and our puppy. I am the founder and primary contributor behind One Smiley Monkey. Welcome to my blog!

15 responses to “Planning A Memorable Birthday Party!”

  1. Great tips/reminders! I haven’t had to plan a kids party for years now as my boy is now 16. But my baby girl will be 2 this August and I’m thinking I should book a place soon. The whole process makes me a little hesitant to even begin. I could always just do something small in the backyard….decisions, decisions…..

  2. Awesome tips, excited to plan our first bday party this summer!

  3. Nice! I’ll be planning my DDs 5th birthday party in October and I guess I have to figure out a location too!

  4. I love planning for my girls parties as well. Lovely blogpost!

  5. When my kids were small, we had birthday parties at home. It was sooo much fun. They were simple and time well spent. (Joy Shop on FB)

  6. I always get so overwhelmed planning parties! Great tips!

  7. Awe birthday parties are so much fun! I always book early as well as my kids birthdays are both in in the spring and there is usually still snow on the ground!
    Love getting all the kids together for a big celebration!

  8. Thanks for all of your tips! I love birthday parties lol (not my own though) Its nice having grandkids, because I’m not completely responsible for their parties but I can help as much as I can or need too!

  9. Love the tips! We still do parties at home and even though it’s a bit of work I still think they are worth it. I love it when my kids are excited seeing me prep for it and then see the expression on their faces when they see it all come together.

  10. Thanks for the tips. Birthday parties are always so much fun.

  11. Always have an extra something to do incase the time line goes a bit faster then planned

  12. Thanks for the tips! Our LO will turn 2 next and we’re just starting down this road..

  13. love it ,great tips , it will help with my grandsons party , thanks for sharing he would love it 🙂

  14. I love your tips and I agree that the best part of all is watching the child as everyone is singing to him/her as the lighted cake is ;put in front of them, and the family all being together and being so happy for you and your family, especially the birthday child.

  15. Thanks for the great tips,he s going be a heartbreaker

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