Part of the secret of a well-organized party is a well-organized party area. Here are some suggestions to help you get and keep the party area organized.


1) Furnishings

When organizing a birthday party, I generally, I have the kids sitting directly on the floor. A plastic tablecloth or an old blanket can protect the floor.

For crafts, the height of furniture is generally designed for adults. For kids under 5 making crafts, it is best to place folding tables (or plywood) directly on the floor. You can raise them up by placing them on milk crates. Kid size plastic chairs are also inexpensive to buy (or borrow) and will make the party more “kid friendly”.


2) Trash Can(s)

 Accessible trash cans in the party area will help keep things neat!

3) Materials

Have all the materials for games and activities set up and ready to distribute. Place them out in the order that they will be used in order to prevent confusion.

4) Presents

A card table near the entry door will help keep things organized!


5) Picture Time

Have your camera ready with plenty of film/videotape/memory/batteries. Make sure batteries are charged and have extra batteries available for the camera/flash. Think of the memories you will keep forever!

5) Checklist!

  • Envelopes:
  • Postage Stamps:
  • Plates:
  • Plasticware:
  • Napkins:
  • Cups:
  • Tablecloth:
  • Placemats:
  • Batteries:
  • Film/Video:
  • Trash bags:
  • Glue:
  • Transparent Tape:
  • Crayons/Markers:
  • Decorations:
  • Favors:
  • Groceries: