Planning Advice for Parents
Word (or two) About Planning for and Hosting Your Special Event
We at Lulu Laughalot Entertainment
believe that an informed consumer is our best customer and would like to take a moment to
offer some insight that will help you plan and host a fantastic event.
- Plan at least 6 to 8 weeks in advance, and, if
possible, involve your child in the decision making process. They may be hoping for a
particular theme, location or type of entertainment and many entertainment facilities and
entertainers can book months in advance. At this time you should set your budgest, create
a guest list, order any personalized invitations and book your location and entertainer.
- Approximately 6 weeks before the party, mail your
invitations. Always keep your guest list handy to keep track of the RSVPs.
- About 4 weeks prior to the event date, you should have a
good idea who and how many guests you'll be expecting. Now's a great time to finalize the
entertainment if you haven't already, get the decorations, order the cake, and plan
a menu. You might also want to decide on additional activities for the children. Enlist
the help of a babysitter or friends who can arrive early the day of your event to help
decorate, prep, etc.
- One week prior to your event, place a call to anyone who has
not responded to your invitation.
- 2 - 3 days prior to the big day, shop for the grocery items
you'll need, assemble goodie bags, charge camera batteries, and confirm with your
- The day before your event is a good time to clean, put away
breakables or babyproof if at home, pick up the cake, and order foods such as pizza.
Get lots of rest! Tomorrow is the big day!
- Wake early and get your balloons, decorate, set the tables,
and put candles on the cake if necessary. A few balloons outside your location will make
finding the party easier for your guests.
- 2 - 3 hours prior to your event, get yourself and the guest
of honor (and siblings) dressed and get ready to have a great time!
- MOST IMPORTANTLY!!! Have
fun while planning and hosting your party because you are doing this for the people you
love and care about. Enjoy the moments of
laughter and joy and let there be nothing but fond memories remaining when the day is
Wishing you all the best,
Lulu Laughalot Entertainment
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