Now a days, it is really so much better if we become practical, specially on spending a party. However it's a "fact" planning a D.I.Y and budget friendly birthday party or baptism is really daunting. Not to mention the stress and headache that you'll be dealing with. But you know what? You really have to be patient and organize. Ofcourse, perseverance is a must too! That's why I wanted to share with you what I did in my kids party. I have listed down below some tips in planning to get started.
- KNOW YOUR BUDGET
This is very important. You should know how much you are willing to spend for the party. In that way, you would know your margin, how big or small the event can be and the limit of guests that you can invite.
2. MAKE A GUEST LIST
This way, you can control the guests who will come. It depends on you who you wanted to invite. For baptism, it is essential to have the Godparents on top of the list aside from the first family members. Remember that you should at least have RSVP before the party, so you could control the food serving or heads available on the event.
3. CHOOSE A DATE AND LOCATION
Once you have an approximation of how many guests will attend, then you can choose a location that is fit on your budget. Important to know the capacity or space and availability to have it reserved. Like for example, on my end – I simply chose to held it in the Subdivision’s Clubhouse. From there, you can ask the availability of the venue, what’s free to use, the can’s and can’t or do’s and don’ts. Also, don’t forget to check out the church’s availability. Usually, to make it more possible for everyone, people always set it up on weekends.
This part really excites me. All the ideas are in my head popping out. This is to help you for the decorations before you buy any decors, cake and invitation and tarpaulin layouts.
5. CREATE A MENU
Now that you have an idea of how many servings or people will attend, you can now create a menu. It’s your option if you want it less-hassle, you can hire a caterer. But if you really really want it to be budgeted, then you can cook or ask someone to help you prepare all the dishes so you can also control the out-going of the foods on the event. I suggest, you can try to put on your list the foods like; menudo , lumpiang shanghai, fish fillet and pansit. It already has a lot of servings for a lower costs.
6. FAVORS, DECORS, TARPAULIN AND CAKE
Now that everything has been budgeted, you can now reserve a cake, buy decors and favors that is also fit on your budget. I suggest, instead of ordering it online – if you still have ample time, try to visit yourself Divisoria. There’s a lot of options to choose from plus, ‘makakatawad ka pa’. You can find something personalize and very unique one.
Everything now is set. Hope you have a wonderful fun party! 🙂
I Hope I could share to you soon , how to make D.I.Y decors and to set up a balloon.
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