I'm typically pretty prepared for the party day, but tend to not be so prepared on the actual birthday. So this year I went ahead and created a checklist for myself. After birthing 5 children, my brain isn't what it used to be so I LIVE off of checklists; otherwise I wake up in the middle of the night in a cold sweat that I forgot something. So here's the checklist I created for my family.
For full disclosure, I don't always do everything on the list. It's just what I "hope" to accomplish to make the day special and acts as a guide for me. But I don't let it stress me out if I don't get to it all. I don't think I've ever had a birthday that I've got it all done on that day....especially the video interview.
Am I exhausted at the end of these days? YES! Do I think it's worth it? YES! I don't always love doing the work, but I love having done the work! :)
I hope it inspires you to create your own and start some fun traditions to make magical memories with your kiddos! Good luck!
To download this checklist, click here: Child's Birthday Checklist