As a parent, we want our children to always feel special and loved, no matter how young or old they are. There’s nothing quite like seeing the smiles and excitement on their faces when they’re truly happy. I mean, nothing.
That’s probably a big reason why parents spend so much on their kid’s parties. Did you know, according to a study by VoucherCloud, that parents spend an average of $450 on their child’s party? That’s before the gifts! Common costs include venue, party favors and goodie bags, food, decorations, and more. That’s an average of more than $8,000 over the course of their childhood and teenage years (where parties can get even more expensive!).
This doesn’t take into account the time a parent spends to actually plan and put together the party, which, if you’re a parent, by definition you are busy, and time is money. Yep. #aintnobodygottimeforthat
That’s why you should consider hiring a party planner to plan your kid’s next bash. Many people think of party planners as something people do for weddings or large events, but here are 5 reasons why hiring a party planner for your kid’s party might just be the best thing you ever did for your sanity.
Reason #1: Hiring a party planner saves you time
One of the biggest headaches when it comes to throwing a party for your child is the time it takes to plan and execute the whole event.
From the planning to the shopping to the decorating…let’s face it — that’s all time you could better spend doing something else, like spending quality time with your family.
When you hire a party planner like Michelle at Parties by Puckett, you let them know what you want, then they handle the rest! It’s like waving a magic wand and having everything just…happen.
This frees up time for you to spend with your family, work on other things, or even sneak in a mani/pedi so you look amazing for the big day.
Reason #2: Hiring a party planner can save you money
Believe it or not, one of the biggest misconceptions about hiring a party planner for your kid’s party is that it will cost you more. People think that hiring a planner will cost a lot more than doing it themselves, but that’s just not true.
When you hire a party planner, you’ll be able to talk about your budget, and you don’t have to worry about going over budget. Their job is to give you the best possible party for the amount you want to spend, and with a party planner, you get more bang for your buck. Party planners often get industry discounts from vendors, retailers, and service providers, and they are able to pass some of those savings on to you.
Not to mention that many party planners own their own equipment such as popcorn machines, hot dog makers, and karaoke machines. You can have extras like that built into the cost of your party for a far better price than if you were to rent them yourself from a vendor.
Oftentimes, a party planner can save you up to 40% off what it might normally cost you for the same party!
Reason #3: You will have a better looking party
Party planners are experts. They’ll think of decor details that you might not even have known to think about, such as an awesome theme, a centerpiece that will wow your child’s friends (and their parents!), games, snacks, and the perfect goodie bag. They know how to arrange furniture in a way that invites more interaction and fun, the best place to put a snack bar or party favor table, and which to hang: streamers or a custom-made banner (or both).
This professionalism and attention to detail will make a party that looks amazing (which makes you look good!)
Reason #4: Hiring a party planner = less stress on you
Speaking of details, which scenario sounds better:
- On the day of the party, you’re scrambling around, picking up a few last-minute things for party favors before you stop by the bakery to pick up the cake. Then you get home and have to move furniture, set up some extra chairs, decorate the centerpiece table, fill said goodie bag, bake cookies, set out snacks, cue up a music playlist, call your best friend to beg her to pick up the extra bag of ice that you forgot (oops!), get ready, get your kid ready, then put on a smile and play “happy hostess” when the doorbell rings, trying your best not to show the other parents what a frazzled mess you are inside OR…
- Answer the phone when your party planner calls to let you know she’s on her way and asks if there’s anything you need her to pick up for you. Once she arrives, you open the door (already dressed and ready), relieved to see a professional who is cool, calm, and collected. She smiles and hands you a cake that looks like a million bucks as she encourages you to relax and pour yourself a cup of coffee (or wine…no judgment!) while she brings in the decorations and everything she needs to set up the party for you. She sets everything up (beautifully, by the way), giving you plenty of time to get your child ready. As your guests start to arrive, your party planner also acts as hostess (if you want), and greets the guests, explains where everything is, and encourages them to let her know if they need anything while you’re able to mingle with the parents and play with the children. In other words, you get to be a participant instead of a host or hostess. Once the party is over, like magic, the decorations come down and are whisked away, the place is cleaned up, and you’re left feeling like you should have hired a party planner years ago!
It’s a no-brainer, right? Hiring a party planner takes all of the stress off you and allows you to enjoy yourself. Who doesn’t want that?
Reason #5: Your child will have more fun
Quite simply, a party planner knows through experience what will be a hit with party guests, young and old. When you hire a party planner to put together your child’s next party, they will go to great lengths to make sure that your child’s friends have a blast and that your child feels like a superstar.
And after all, that’s exactly how we want our children to feel on their special days.
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