PLANNING THE FIRST BIRTHDAY – INDIAN STYLE
Though I’ve already covered on how to plan for a first birthday, this blog is about planning your little one’s special day, the Indian Style. What I mean by Indian style is colourful and flamboyant and not necessarily expensive.
Starting with the Invite:
Budget friendly: If you are on a budget the best option would be to pick up cute little Indianised greeting cards (that do not have any wordings), pen out the invitation the way you want to and hand it over to your guests well in advance.
For the more elaborate: There are many designers, who design e-invites. Design the invite based on the colour scheme you have chosen for your Indian theme.
Budget friendly: There are numerous party stores open that cater to any type of party and of course any theme. Pick up colourful streamers and balloons (you get fancy helium balloons as well). This can be the backdrop for the table where the food is served (again use a colourful contrast table cloth)
For the more elaborate: In simple words, hire a planner to design and execute a wonderful and colourful backdrop setup. The theme for example can be Amar Chitra Katha (we all remember reading this as children).
Budget friendly: Since the whole theme is Indian, you can serve Indian finger food like Bonda, Bhajji, Vada, Indian sweets etc. Chaat gets messy (specially Pani Puri and if there small children). Of course there is the cute cake that is baked and decorated to suit the theme.
For the more elaborate: Cup cakes, tier cakes, payasam and different types of finger food can be the food that is catered.
The Return Favours:
Budget friendly: Prior to buying your return favours, work out on an approximate list of the number of children and adults for whom you would like to give return favours to. They can be right from customised pencil boxes to small games like bubbles, race cars etc…
For the more elaborate: Custom-made jigsaw puzzles to suit the Amar Chitra Katha theme, to stationery to customised hampers with chocolates, kids books to badges etc… you can do it all!
Sky is the limit when it comes to planning parties and it can be done within any budget!