Opposite Land’s Birthday Party Blast Planning Guide

FIRST STEPS BIRTHDAY PARTY PLANNING GUIDE:

Birthday Ideas That Make A Difference

Birth­day Ideas That Make A Difference

Birth­day cel­e­bra­tions are not about presents alone.  It is a price­less mem­ory of cel­e­brat­ing a life and the joy of “liv­ing” in gen­eral.  Giv­ing your child the gift of self­less­ness is price­less.  Birth­day par­ties that make a dif­fer­ence can be just as excit­ing and fun-filled as con­ven­tional children’s celebration.

It’s easy and quite sim­ple to take the pos­i­tive steps to “throw” a birth­day party that is unique, cre­ative, and mean­ing­ful for all.

You don’t have to have a mul­ti­tude of games or exces­sive field trips to ensure that this birth­day cel­e­bra­tion is suc­cess­ful and joy-filled. There are a mul­ti­tude of great ser­vice party activ­i­ties that all par­tic­i­pants can do in less than 20 min­utes. Be sure to talk to your child for his or her input about the project that they feel would be all best and most helpful.

 Ready To Begin?  

Check out some help­ful tips and tricks to get you on the sim­ple path for a cre­ative,   enrich­ing, and mean­ing­ful birth­day bash for your child.

 Take The First Step: Birth­day Party Planning

Birthday Party Gifts

Plan A Party With Your Child

Chil­dren love to par­tic­i­pate in ser­vice projects.

  • Talk to your child about the idea of a birth­day party that gives to oth­ers.
    Allow­ing your child to have input into the plan­ning and choos­ing of the char­ity gives them own­er­ship and a sense that they are doing some­thing impor­tant and meaningful.
  • Be sure to assure them that this spe­cial kind of party is just as awe­some as a tra­di­tional cel­e­bra­tion and one of kind.

SECOND STEPAND MOST IMPORTANTLY INVOLVE YOUR CHILD

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Involve Your Child

  • Ask your child what he or she feels the need to help.  Does your child love pets?  Is he or she an active in sports?  Are books and sto­ries impor­tant to them?
  • Cen­ter on choos­ing a char­ity or non­profit orga­ni­za­tion that would sup­port your child’s passions.
  • Be sure that inves­ti­gate the char­ity to assure that your gifts or dona­tions are going to an estab­lished orga­ni­za­tion.  There are sev­eral online ser­vices that can accom­plish this for you.

                                                  Check out:
                                                  Char­ity Nav­i­ga­tor @http://www.charitynavigator.org/                                                             GuideStar @ http://www.guidestar.org                                                                                     Local Bet­ter Busi­ness Bureau.

THIRD STEPTHE TALK ABOUT GIFTS FROM THE HEART

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Gifts From The Heart

  • Be sure that you and your child are totally in agree­ment about the giv­ing and receiv­ing of gifts.  Stress that the gifts guests bring will be heart-felt.  These gifts will be help­ing peo­ple or places in their name.
  • You can relate to your child that they will get a present from imme­di­ate fam­ily mem­bers with trea­sures such as great books, toys, and memories.
  • If fam­ily mem­bers feel inclined to buy a present, there are a myr­iad of prac­ti­cal or edu­ca­tional enter­tain­ing items chil­dren love.  Those presents would not, how­ever, be opened at the com­mu­nity birth­day party. Be sure that your child knows that gifts their guests will bring will be spe­cially crafted or donated in their name.  Pur­chas­ing a present is more than just com­ing with a char­i­ta­ble dona­tion to drop in a box.
  • Your child’s guests may choose not to bring a phys­i­cal gift but donate time or talent.

FOURTH STEP: SEND OUT PARTY INVITATIONS

  • Once your non­profit orga­ni­za­tion has been selected, it’s impor­tant that all of the birth­day guests know that this birth­day cel­e­bra­tion is a very spe­cial one.  Include some mate­r­ial about the non­profit orga­ni­za­tion that chil­dren will be supporting.
  • Be sure to let guest’s par­ents know that there will be NO GIFTS for this party.  The birth­day guest of honor would really like some­thing very unique.  Encour­age guests to bring or donate a phys­i­cal item.
  • Post sug­ges­tions in the invi­ta­tion for dona­tions to be made in the child’s name. It also can include request­ing that dona­tions such as toi­letries, books, or non­per­ish­able items be brought.
  • Be sure to include these activ­i­ties even though some guests may not be able to come but still can donate.
  • Don’t miss out and join the Sto­ry­tellers Fam­ily next month for the next steps of plan­ning a birth­day party theme and ser­vice projects that will rock!

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