So, who should the party guests be?
There's lots of planning involved when deciding to have a party including how big the guest list should be, what birthday party activities to have, and what outside or indoor party activities to play to make this a memorable occasion for the children invited.
Decide how much time and money you can invest in the party.
If you're on a small budget, then having close family members makes sense.
If your budget allows for a birthday party celebration to include your child's friends, careful consideration needs to be made when writing down the guest list.
All efforts should be made to invite every child in your child's class so noone feels left out.
Not everyone who receives an invitation will attend, but it's nice to include everyone and have your child hand deliver an invitation to each of his classmates.
Child birthday parties at home generally cost less than an outing to an amusement park, skating rink, bowling alley or restaurant.
And, with less expense, you can almost always have room for your child's entire class if they show up.
If your budget doesn't allow for an all out classmate party at your house, check with your child's teacher to see if you can make cupcakes or a cake for everyone on your child's special day.
Then everyone in your child's class will be included in the birthday celebration and noone will feel hurt because they were left out.