Here is a List I am going to use to get myself straight and maybe it can help you with your birthday month too:
1.) Budget how much money I’m going to spend
2.) Pick the times and Dates of the events
3.) Book any locations that are going to be used
4.) Order or make invitations
5.) Mail or Pass out invitations
6.) Delegate some of the responsibilities
7.) Start making cakes, or order them
8.) Plan the meals for the baptism, guests, special birthday dinners, and Easter
9.) Make a grocery list
10.) Make a gifts list and order any gifts that need to be ordered: Also Add Easter Gifts to the List
11.) Go Shopping
12.) Make a list of needed decorations and start making and ordering them/Make Programs
13.) Prep any foods that can be done before hand and freeze some things like desserts or casseroles
14.) Finish decorating cakes a couple days in advance, and put them in the freezer/fridge
15.) Plan any games or activities and prepare any items necessary
16.) Go in before hand and decorate and have things set up/Print and Copy Programs
17.) Finish foods and setting up
18.) Clean House
19.) Get everyone ready including nice Hair
20.) Enjoy the Celebrations!
*Number One tip! Write it all down and plan a time for it all. Do not leave it up to chance, but be prepared to be flexible when things do not turn out the way you planned.
I use COZI family planner to organize my To Do Lists, Menu’s, and Shopping Lists. It is an online Calendar as well as an App for your Phone or Tablet. It is nice to have everything in one spot!
What do you all do for birthday’s? Did I forget something that you like to do when planning for parties?