How to plan a preschool classroom birthday party in 5 easy steps


Young Parents Team

When Maureen Lim’s son, Xavier, asked her if he could celebrate his fourth birthday in school, she agreed. But she also asked herself how she could make it extra special. “All children love parties, so I was keen to do more than just bring a birthday cake to his school,” says the 38-year-old banker.

“After talking to our son’s teacher, my husband and I decided to make a real event of it.” In addition to a large rainbow cake, she also prepared goodie bags, containing party hats, small toys and candy, decorated the classroom with balloons, and even catered the kids’ mid-morning snacks.

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All in, she spent about $300. She also wanted the party to be a surprise, so she…

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