Now that you’ve made a checklist and reviewed your timelines, it’s time to move on to the other details of the party preparation. Experience is said to be the best teacher, so who better to give advice on this matter than these moms from the SP Parent Chat who’ve been there before? We compile their valuable tips for the first-time DIY-planner mom:
1. "You have to be realistic. Identify details of the party like the food, number of guests, entertainment, etc. based on your finance position. Work within your means.” - Kathleen Lazam
2. "Stick to your budget and whatever the budget is, the party will be all worth it," - Keih Liwanag
3. “Some godparents are more than happy to help by contributing, for example, the cake, or render their services for free by being the photographer for the day or helping out with the decorations. Take advantage of this resource.” - France dela Fuerte
4. “Buy prizes early and in small quantities. I did this for a few months before the big date and was able to spend from my own pocket rather than deducting it from the party budget.” - Erica Esguerra
5. “Instead of buying in bulk, I included small party items in my grocery shopping and finished buying the items in the list right before the day of the party” - Anne Abad.
6. “We held the party at home and rented tables, cooked the food and made the invitations ourselves. It gave us complete satisfaction especially when everything turned out to be a success." - Rosenelle Tajanlangit