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PostSubject: Planning A Kiddie Party On Your Own   Mon Aug 25, 2008 4:47 pm

Nowadays, ideal na talaga na mag-plan at most 6 months before your target date... It may sound over acting sa iba pero believe me, after the event, you'll say "whew! buti na lang i planned early."

6 months before

Select a party theme or motiff para sa party ng baby mo. If the celebrant is too young pa to decide, like first bday, observe ninyo kung saan siya mahilig, kung saang color siya mas naa-attract, kung ano ang favorite toy niya... and a lot more...

Fact is, puwede naman ito on a later time... kaya lang, madalas, theme din ang nagiging basehan natin sa pagpili ng venue... so puwede nating sabihin na sa theme or motiff talaga iikot ang lahat... from the venue, to the invites, to the decors, hanggang sa give-aways or souvenirs.

Now, kung malaki na siya, mas madali kasi you just need to ask the child kung ano ang gusto niya.

5 months before

Finalize your guest list - make an excel file and sort them out according to their age para mas madali mong makuha ang most accurate number of adult and kids... always consider na some of your invited guests may bring along their yaya, kasambahay, another pamangkin or even one of their parents (pag uma-attend kami ng mga events ng mga barkada namin na ka-close din ng mama ko, isinasama ko siya... same with mga ka-tropa ko)... kung talagang mga ka-close muna ang mga bisita mo, i am very sure you have an idea na kung sino ba ang madalas nilang kasama sa pag-attend ng mga events and that includes yayas or kasambahay.

Establish your party budget - magkano lang ba talaga ang willing ninyong gastusin for your baby's birthday? as in yung over-all na talaga. wag ka munang mag-imagine ng mga things na gusto mong mangyari para sa party... baka kasi ma-disappoint ka lang once u learned na - oooooops, heto lang pala ang budget namin. kaya nga minsan, malaki ang advantage na maaga kang nakakapag-plan kasi at the same time, nakakagawa ka na rin ng budget bracket ng mga accounts receivables ninyo... kung possible na i-itemized mo na, like for the venue, hanggang 8k lang kayo... for the food, hanggang P200 per head lang, and so and so forth, then that would be better.

Set your party date and time - others always ask, "ano ba mas maganda, ahead the real date, exact date, or late celebration na lang?", whatever ur decision would be, it all depends on you... pero if i'll be asked, mas gusto ko yung nearest weekend after the exact date of the birthdate... kasi yung mismong bday niya, para sa aming mag-anak iyun... we have this paniniwala na wag daw pangunahan ang date... kaya ayaw namin ng advance celebration... again, it's all up to you... another importance nito, once you start inquiring na sa mga party suppliers, planner, and more, laging ito ang unang tanong sa iyo.

Find and reserve location if having the party away from your home - iconsider mo kung saan manggagaling ang majority ng mga guests mo... once, i was able to attend a binyag... majority ng mga bisita nila came from south area pero sa San Mateo yung church, tapos ang reception eh bandang QC... wala pa yung mga access road noon... pagdating sa reception, nagmumura na yung mga bisita sa gutom... tapos cocktail lang pa ang naka-prepare... he-he...

iconsider mo rin yung mga may sasakyan... na-mention ko na ito minsan... there's a resto sa may malate area... ang ganda nung venue, malaki ang seating capacity nila... kaya lang 8 lang ang car slots... yung iba, ang tagal bago nakapasok sa kakahanap kung saan puwedeng i-park ang car nila na makakasiguro silang safe... uso pa naman ang carnapping.

just the same, i-consider mo rin yung mga commuters... baka naman clubhouse sa isang super exclusive subdivision ang mapili mo na tipong pagdating nila sa venue from the gate eh hingal kabayo na ang beauty nila dahil wala namang pedicab or tricycle na puwedeng sakyan... unless, you'll provide a service for them then that's another story.

consider the weather and your target time... baka naman tag-ulan eh open space ang mapili mo... he-he...

and most especially, consider the theme... luau ang theme pero sa rooftop na walang pool ang venue mo he-he... parang may kulang...

if hirap ka pa ring maghanap ng venue... then this would be the right time to...

4 months before

Decide if you are going to hire professional party planner - mag-search ka na ng mga party planners and ask for their comprehensive price list...

the first thing that you need to consider in looking for a perfect party planner for your event is to check on their prices... siyempre, yun naman talaga muna, aminin man natin sa sarili natin or hindi, gusto natin eh yung makakatipid tayo... please compare prices by items and not their packages... iba-iba ang inclusive nila sa mga packages nila at incomparable talaga ito... but you can never know the importance of each item na inilagay nila sa mga packages nila, until makausap mo sila... so, choose your top three and next step would be...

set a meeting with them... pag sa phone kasi, para kayong laging nagmamadali... mas maganda yung relax kayo... since you'll be working with them in the next months of preparation, mas maganda kung ma-check na rin ninyo kung ok ang chemistry ninyo... at makapag-bonding na rin... kasi kung sa first meeting pa lang ninyo eh di na kayo magkasundo, baka magmukhang carnival ang bday ng anak ninyo... mas maganda rin kung kayong mag-asawa ang um-attend ng meeting at kung old enough na yung celebrant, isama na rin ninyo... masarap sa pakiramdam nila yung kasama sila sa pagpa-plano.

once you have meet ur top three, assess na ninyo kung sino talaga ang pinakanagustuhan ninyo and set na the second meeting... or minsan, on-the-spot na eh... pag nagkita kayo, gusto na ninyo siya agad... then that would be better para makapag-simula na kayo agad on conceptualizing your child's bday.

Decide if you are having your food catered - since may party planner ka na... may makakatulong ka na sa paghahanap ng matinong caterer based on their experience... pero kung wala kang party planner...

the things u need to consider is almost lahat ng nauna nating i-discuss w/c are the theme, number of guests, budget, time and date, and location.

why theme? kung luau ang party mo, siguro dapat more on finger foods or tropical cocktails ang dating... parang alanganin kung may litson sa isang luau party... or circus ang theme mo, pero ang buffet centerpiece lang pala nilang available eh same with that na ginagamit nila sa wedding... ang kulit, di ba?

why number of guests? iba pa ba ang menu mo for kids and adults or the same na rin?

why budget? magkano ang bracket per head mo para sa mga adults? same with sa kids?

why time and date? alamin mo kung may kasabay ka ba sa araw na mismong iyun... kung ang napili mo kasi eh tipong home base lang na caterer, for sure, kakaunti lang ang manpower nila at risky kung may ka-overlap ka ng sked... baka ikaw ang mag-suffer.

why location? better ask with your chosen venue kung ano ang mga limitations nila. baka may corkage pala sa bawat supplier na ipapasok mo. baka may affiliated caterer sila at iyun lang pala ang allowed. baka may kasama na palang tables and chairs na ipo-provide ang venue.

aside from mentioned above, you have to check yung mga menu package nila... sulit ba sa price na ibinibigay nila? anu-ano yung mga nasa menu? baka puro matatamis (mechado, pochero, hamonado...) or maaalat... mas maganda kung hindi pare-pareho... tipong may isang chicken, isang beef, isang gulay... para balance.. at hindi yung puro baboy na lang.

ask din kung ano pa ang mga amenities inclusive nila at kung anu-ano pa ang mga hidden charges (service charge, e-vat, r-vat at kung anu-ano pang vat)

based on my experience, success of every party always depends on two things... Food and Host

3 months before

if you have a party planner, dapat alam na niya ang mga next steps... otherwise, next in line is:

Decide if hiring a professional Host and book other entertainments/activities - wag magpadala sa price lang... again, kung palpak ang host mo, apektado na nito ang buong party...

once, may isa kaming client, yung hosts, hindi niya sa amin kinuha kasi medyo pricey daw... meron daw sa lugar nila kaya lang clowns (mickey and friends ang theme niya ), tatlo pa daw ang ibibigay sa kanya pero P500 cheaper than that of our rate... so ok lang naman iyun... may mga iba naman siyang kinuha sa amin eh... pagdating namin dun sa venue, napansin namin na apat kaming party planning companies na nandun... ang gulo tuloy... buti na lang at mga kakilala ko na rin yung sa dalawa... mga kabatuhan na rin namin ng client, kung baga... pero yung may hawak sa clowns, di namin kakilala...

sa totoo lang, ang sagwa ng itsura nung mga clowns... parang di pa nalalabhan ang mga costumes at ang didilaw ng mga ngipin... obvious na naninigarilyo... ewe talaga... forgive me pero halos lahat kami eh ganito ang reaksiyon... then the program started and the first game was... tantatararan ----> trip to jerusalem! aaaaaaaaaaaargh! grabe! tapos nung finally may nanalo na, yung lootbag ba naman ang ibibigay... panay na ang senyas namin, di ma-gets na mali yung ibinibigay niya... tapos next game was ---> the longest greeting game.... and then yung pahabaan ng mga gamit... yung next game, di na namin alam... kasi nung nagtatawag na sila ng mga bata, dahan-dahan nang nagaalisan ang mga bata sa harap at nagpupuntahan na sa mga parents nila dahil gusto nang kumain... nakahalata naman yung mga clowns at saka nila in-announce na kainan na nga daw muna...

after the break, yung puppet show namin... followed by the magic show ng mga clowns... na may gosh, ang bi-berde ng jokes nila at saka yung mga tricks nila na may mga audience participation, eh ang sagwa, napapahiya lang yung bata, as in may pagka-berde talaga... ultimong yung mga photographer at videographer (hindi rin sa amin), di na na-take na kunan pa yung eksena.

so, mga sis... you get my point? minsan, parang powder detergent soap iyan eh... akala mo lang sa una nakakatipid ka... pero nasa huli na lang ang pagsisisi.

after booking entertainments and activities, (isama mo na dito yung mga special effects)... next in line na ang iba pang mga food requirements mo like:

cake - i am very sure u want ur child's to be unique and not like one of those na parang ina-assemble na lang... so think of the design na gusto mo... you can search sa internet kung may gusto kang ipagaya... and contact mo na rin agad yung choice of cake supplier mo dahil for sure, matutulungan ka niya in coming up of a great idea para sa design ng cake ng anak mo.

food carts - yung iba, instead of ordering a different kind of menu set for kids, naga-avail na lang sila ng mga food carts for kids.

Set a meeting with the balloon artist - if you have plans of having ur chosen location be decorated and be transformed to another world, he-he... this is the best time to schedule the occular inspection para magkaroon ka na ng idea kung kaya pa bang ipasok sa budget mo ito... otherwise, you can always go back naman to basic... with the help of ur friends or relatives, creep papers, contruction papers, etc, etc... i am sure u can come up of something... tayong mga mommies (or parents) nagiging artistic tayo pag para sa mga anak natin eh.

Decide if hiring a professional Photographer and Videographer - please don't forget to ask for their sample works.

2 months before

Get in touch na with your graphic designer - if you wish to have ur tarp personalized, as well as the invites and standees, then this is the right time to decide on it na... in one week, i am sure may design na kayong mapapagkasunduan at puwede mo nang ipa-go for printing.

kung hindi naman, marami namang for rent na tarp and standees based on ur chosen theme... as for the invites, puwede naman actually wala talaga... kung lahat ng mga invites mo eh mahilig mag-internet, you can send them e-vites or e-card, u can even create MMS invitation (sa smart lang ata).

Decide on goodie bags/loot bags and/or souvenir/give-aways

Take inventory of party supplies and purchase whatever pa is needed - if you have a party planner, you can sit down with them and discuss this para sigurado kayong wala na kayong nakakalimutan.

1 month before

Double check your budget - nakakasunod ba kayo sa budget bracket na nai-set ninyo? may mga payables pa ba kayo? have u reserved enough cash para doon? as much as possible, before the event ay nai-settle na ninyo lahat ng payables ninyo... sa totoo lang po, it's so hard for the suppliers na singilin tayo after the event... minsan, ang hirap pa nito kung may time element ang supplier tapos di tayo makalabit kasi nagi-estima tayo ng mga bisita... for your own good din naman ito eh... para maging super stress free talaga at wala na kayong iisipin on the day of the event.

See the dressmaker/tailor - if you have plans na magpatahi pa ng costume ng anak ninyo, then now na...

2 weeks before

Send out invites - this is the perfect time to send out invitation... at para mas maging perfect... he-he... itaon ninyong susuweldo pa lang... like kung few days before their payday... ooops, don't get me wrong... pero have u experienced yung hindi nakaka-attend tapos ang idadahilan sa inyo eh, "naku, pasensiya na kasi wala kaming regalo kaya di kami nakapunta eh" ... wala lang, nagsisiguro lang na hindi iyun ang maging dahilan nila sa biglang di nila pagdating sa party.

Confirm with the suppliers again - again, kung may party planner ka, siya na lang ang tatawagan mo at kakausapin mo... otherwise, u need to call at the venue, the caterer, the host, etc... etc...

1 day before

Relaxing day - paganda ka na... he-he... rejuvenate...

4 hours before

Ingress for caterer, balloon artist, venue decor, food cart, cake - check mo lang kung ok lang sila... baka hindi sila pinayagan sa venue na pumasok kasi ng ganito kaaga... or kung nasaan na sila...track mo na sila (again and again, kung may party planner ka, sila na ang bahala dito)

2 hours before

Get dressed up! - and proceed to the venue

1 hour before

Dapat nasa venue na kayo and checking kung ok na ang lahat.

1 minute before

Relax, smile, and have fun!

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PostSubject: Re: Planning A Kiddie Party On Your Own   Tue Feb 23, 2010 10:09 pm

definitely helpful especially for a new mommy like me...
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PostSubject: Re: Planning A Kiddie Party On Your Own   Thu Oct 14, 2010 12:24 pm

a detailed events in planning your party! nice one emie of dynamic impact!
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PostSubject: Re: Planning A Kiddie Party On Your Own   Thu Mar 31, 2011 11:12 pm

exactly what i need. super helpful! thanks Smile
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