Hosting their children’s birthday parties is an exciting and essential endeavor for many parents. Often, these parties incorporate an outdoor component that depends on the weather cooperating.
Planning the perfect birthday party or event when rain is in the forecast can increase the stress for everyone involved—almost nothing more disappointing than having your child’s outdoor birthday party rained out. While rain can throw a wrench in your vision of the perfect party, it doesn’t have to drown out the fun. You can host a fabulous event with proper planning regardless of the weather.
Always Have A Backup Plan
When birthday parties intended to be held outdoors get threatened by bad weather, party planners are faced with cancellation or resorting to a backup plan.
A solid backup plan will enable you to ensure your child has a magical birthday celebration even if the weather isn’t playing by the rules. Follow these expert outdoor party planning tips to ensure your plan B is carried out without a hitch.
Designate An Alternative Indoor Party Space
Outdoor parties are characterized by a sense of freedom from limited space. While you may not be able to make room in your house for some of your planned outdoor activites, you will need to create an indoor party space alternative.
When rain is threatening your party, a designated indoor space can be as simple as cleaning and adjusting your home’s interior rooms to accommodate guests and games if needed. If your rain-out alternative is not at your party location, be sure you provide its location details and inclement weather directions on your invitations.
Think Ahead When Planning Food And Treats
Be prepared to move your outdoor fun indoors quickly if needed. Think about how you can arrange party foods in a manner that makes them easily portable. Placing items in quickly movable arrangements on tables make them easy to grab and go. Tubs or other containers used to hold drinks, gifts, and goody bags are also easy to maneuver and keep the party fare organized in any size space.
Entertainment For Outdoor Or Indoor Fun
Plan some contingency games that can be enjoyed indoors if needed and have them stashed and ready to play if rain dampens the day. When booking entertainment for your party, consider options that don’t rely on outdoor space for production. Professional magicians can create magical experiences in almost any setting and can adjust their performance as needed. For a seamless transition in party entertainment, always consult your entertainer about backup plans before the party date.
The sooner you devise an inclement weather backup plan for your child’s birthday party, the less stressed you will be on the day of the event. Being prepared will keep your party running smoothly and enjoyable for everyone involved.