If you are freshly anointed with the privilege of parenthood you are surely excited to celebrate and share the happiness of the birth of your little one. But, how on earth are you supposed to organize and execute a good party without going mad all the while taking care of a newborn?
If your goal is to plan out a full month party, you are on the right page. Here are the guidelines for all you struggling new parents.
Block your (and everyone else’s) calendar
You might think it is better to pick a weekend as it is easier for everyone. But the perfect date will undoubtedly be the actual date, or even a date before that, asian families that are bound with traditions do not really have faith in a celebration held past the real date. It is good to start about two to three weeks prior to the actual date.
Making the guest list
Here we will say, take your time with it. Ask your spouse to make a list of people that he would want to have over, and you can do the same thing. Ultimately, put both the lists together. Scale down depending on the crowd that you can handle. Consider your budget, the size of your venue, whether meals will be home cooked or brought in by buffet catering, seating etc.
Send those invites out
You have options for this; you could pick something from sending a red egg to email invites, facebook event invitations, text messages, or paper invites. Pick whatever that works for your invitees. Don’t forget to put down your contact to collect RSVPs.
Choose a theme and decide on the menu
your concept of decorating the space is entirely up to you. Whether it is full gala mode or simple balloons and streamers, it is yours to decide. If you are having the party at a hotel, a restaurant, a café or somewhere similar there is a good chance that it comes with options for food that will really make things easier for you. Also you will find many best baby full month catering services that come with great menus and spreads to choose from. If you are cooking, be sure to make enough food, it is always good to be over-prepared than under-prepared.
Make a little program for the party
These sorts of parties are ideally held for about 4 hours only. Set the arrival time, when to cut the cake, when to serve food and if you are having when to hold the games. Then a time to depart as well. This will make it easier for everyone to figure out how much time it will take and how many hours they need to block aside from their day. And last but not the least, make sure to enjoy!