Outdoor Party Planning: Always Have a “Plan B”

Posted on February 20th, 2015 by Discount Debbie

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My baby girl turned six years old today. And, I have enjoyed planning a party for her with just a few of her friends at a nearby playground. It was going to be my easy, inexpensive way to have a party for her. However, the closer we have come to the day of her party, the higher the percentage  of rain on that day has gotten. Yep, AccuWeather is saying that we have a 50-60 percent chance of rain right at the time that her party is due to start. Boo! 🙁

I knew it would be a possibility around this time of the year. So, I knew that we needed to think about a Plan B, but the time has come.

Here are just a few things that we will be adjusting as part of our Plan B.

1. Games. While I was at our local dollar store purchasing paper goods, birthday décor, and balloons, I picked up a “Pin the tail on the donkey” game. I was hoping for something cuter, like “Pin the crown on the princess.” But, that’s okay. I needed an inexpensive game and I got it.

2. Crafts. Tomorrow I’ll head out to pick up an inexpensive craft that will work for girls and boys ages 4 through 11. I’ll be looking for something they can design or create with as few accessories (like scissors, tape, glue, and paint) as possible. It’s a 2-hour party, not an all day art class, after all.

3. Utilize covered patios. Even if it does rain, because it won’t be cold, we plan to use our patio because it’s a covered area. This is a great way to still get outside and to increase space for your guests.

4. Snacks and Cake. Don’t forget that food is the main event. So, we will let them play and then let them eat. That’s our plan! 🙂

What do you think should be included in a Plan B for outdoor parties?


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