A Party For 2, 3 Or More!
Planning a special birthday party for one child can be challenging, but multiplying that by two, three or more can be downright dizzying!
Time is extremely limited for parents of multiples, so it's important to plan a party that celebrates the individuality and uniqueness within each child, while maintaining some semblance of
sanity for mom and dad.
You have multiple babies, not guests
As is the case with single child birthday parties, it's always best to stick to the basics, starting with the number of guests. A general rule of thumb is usually to invite one child per year of age. For example, four guests for a four year old, six for a six year old, etc. If you feel ambitious, you may want to consider increasing this ratio slightly for twins, triplets, quads, etc., but always keep in mind the ages of the guests you are inviting.
Agree on a theme
Planning a birthday party for twins or multiples when the children are opposite sex or when each of them wants to have a different "theme" can pose a challenge. Combine fun with simplicity by choosing from some of the following unisex and complementary themes:
Let them eat cake
Prepare to have a cake for each child. To make it easier, you may want to order cupcakes to which you can easily add a candle and effortlessly distribute. Parents can decide whether or not to sing "Happy Birthday" multiple times, but remember that by the third time around, the guests' voices may start to sound a little weary thereby diminishing the intent of the song, and smashing the spirit of the child.
Guests that are invited to a multiple birthday party often wonder whether or not to bring multiple gifts. Consider indicating on the invitations your preference, like "no gifts" or "single gifts", or maybe a donation to a charity or towards a zoo membership for the family in lieu of a gift.
Stick to a budget
Planning a party for multiple children does not have to mean that expenses increase exponentially. Develop a budget and devise a plan that allows you to adhere to that budget in order to minimize
the after party sticker shock. Consider these budget birthday party ideas.