Online Class: Children's Birthday Parties 101

This Children's Birthday Parties course is filled with everything you need to know about how to plan and successfully carry out a child's birthday party. This course walks you through the entire process, leaving no stone unturned.

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Course Description

Crafting Magical Moments: The Ultimate Guide to Children's Birthday Parties

There's a universal magic in a child's birthday party – the gleaming eyes, the uncontainable laughter, and the heartfelt joy that fills the room. More than just an occasion, it's an experience brimming with memories that last a lifetime. Not just for the children but also for the adults; a child's elation can illuminate even the most mundane moments. Yet, for many parents and caregivers, the challenge begins in the realm of planning: How to orchestrate that unforgettable celebration?

Enter our comprehensive guide: Crafting Magical Moments: The Ultimate Guide to Children's Birthday Parties.

This meticulously curated course is your passport to transforming any children's birthday event into a tapestry of enchantment and delight. We'll be your guide, escorting you step-by-step through the intricacies of party planning. From understanding the profound significance these milestones hold in a child's life to devising a budget that ensures grandeur without breaking the bank.

Every age is unique, and so should every party be. Our course delves deep into curating parties tailored to different age groups, ensuring age-appropriate festivities that resonate with all. Whether you're contemplating a cozy backyard gathering or a grand theme park adventure, we've got insights on diverse venues and themes to help you make the best pick.

But there's more to a party than just themes and venues. The devil, as they say, is in the details. We explore the culinary aspect, offering suggestions on kid-friendly foods, cake sizes, and even navigating the maze of food allergies. And because the world of tomorrow matters, our course also enlightens on hosting environmentally conscious celebrations.

For those with an entrepreneurial spirit, the knowledge doesn't end at personal use. Dive into the module that reveals how to pivot your newfound expertise into a lucrative venture as a children's birthday party planner.

Join us in this enthralling journey and master the art of creating children's birthday bashes that are nothing short of legendary!

Course Motivation

Why Parties

Some people may realize right away why children's birthday parties are important. However, others may feel that they are a waste of money. If you do not have a good idea as to why birthday parties matter, than it is easy to not fully appreciate them. Once you realize why birthday parties are important, it becomes clear why it is something that should be done, even if on a small scale. Parties do not have to be big or elaborate. Even small parties can be memorable and special.

There are a number of reasons that people choose to throw a birthday party for their child. These include that they want to make their child feel special, they want to create great memories, and they may even do it to give family and friends an opportunity to celebrate the special anniversary with the child. There is no poor reason to have a children's birthday party, so no matter why you are doing it, the event is sure to be a lot of fun.
Fun Fact
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, there are 85.4 million mothers in America, and 70.1 million fathers. Each year there are 4 million babies born in the country. That is a lot of party planning!

Preparing to Party
One of the reasons you are probably taking this course is because you realize that throwing a child's birthday party requires planning. Okay, it requires a lot of patience, too. Therefore, if you can be patient and put some thought into the party in advance of the date approaching, you will most likely love the final product. On the other hand, if you throw the party together haphazardly the day or week ahead of time, you may not end up being satisfied with the outcome.

The best way to have a children's birthday party that you are proud of is to plan ahead. This way you do not leave anything out. You will ensure that your party meets your budget, is age appropriate, has a great theme, and that you have considered some of the additional issues that may arise.

To make planning ahead pay off and be effective, it is important to be organized. You may want to begin the process with writing everything down that you will be doing. Monitor everything from whom you will invite to what you will serve. Logging it all will help you keep track of what has been done, and what still needs to be done.

You may be thinking that a child's birthday party does not require much planning, that all you need to do is have a cake and invite some people over. However, when it comes down to it, the process of throwing a party can be quite stressful if you have not taken the time to plan it out ahead of time. After completing this course, you will be a pro at planning and carrying out children's birthday parties, all completely stress free! 

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Course Lessons

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Lesson 1. An Introduction to Children's Birthday Parties

In this lesson you will be introduced to children's birthday parties, including the importance of proper planning. 15 Total Points
  • Lesson 1 Video
  • Lesson discussions: Reasons for Taking this Course
  • Complete Assignment: An Introduction
  • Assessment: Lesson 1 : An Introduction to Children’s Birthday Parties

Lesson 2. Financial Considerations

This lesson focuses on the financial aspect of having a child's birthday party. 110 Total Points
  • Lesson 2 Video
  • Complete Assignment: Birthday Party Planning
  • Assessment: Lesson 2 : Financial Considerations

Lesson 3. Children's Parties by Age

This lesson focuses on various age groups for children's parties. Additional lesson topics: First Birthday Party Ideas; Party Ideas by Age 35 Total Points
  • Lesson 3 Video
  • Lesson discussions: Parties for Different Ages
  • Complete: Lesson 3 Assignment
  • Assessment: Lesson 3 : Children’s Parties by Age

Lesson 4. Places to Party

This lesson looks at a variety of places where parties can be held. Additional lesson topics: Venue Ideas 110 Total Points
  • Lesson 4 Video
  • Lesson discussions: Venues
  • Complete Assignment: Questions to Ask
  • Assessment: Lesson 4 : Places to Party

Lesson 5. Themed Parties

In this lesson you will learn about a variety of different themed parties to consider, along with preparing the invitations. Additional lesson topics: Birthday Party Themes for All Ages; List of Party Themes 110 Total Points
  • Lesson 5 Video
  • Complete Assignment: Themed Parties
  • Assessment: Lesson 5 : Themed Parties

Lesson 6. Additional Things to Consider

This lesson looks at additional things to consider, such as the timeline and food. Additional lesson topics: Cakes and Food Ideas; Siblings; Birthday Cupcakes; Etiquette Guide to Children's Birthday Parties 35 Total Points
  • Lesson 6 Video
  • Complete: Lesson 6 Assignment
  • Assessment: Lesson 6 : Additional Things to Consider

Lesson 7. Special Concerns and Considerations

This lesson focuses on special concerns and considerations in birthday party planning. 110 Total Points
  • Lesson 7 Video
  • Complete Assignment: Birthday Concerns
  • Assessment: Lesson 7 : Special Concerns and Considerations

Lesson 8. Let's Party!

This lesson looks at the day of the party and offers tips for making it through unscathed. Additional lesson topics: Opening or Not?; Photographing a Child's Birthday Party 110 Total Points
  • Lesson 8 Video
  • Complete Assignment: Proper Party Manners
  • Assessment: Lesson 8 : Let’s party!

Lesson 9. Keeping it Green

This lesson explores the many ways you can make your party be environmentally friendlier. Additional lesson topics: A Green Birthday Party; Eco Friendly Birthday Party 110 Total Points
  • Lesson 9 Video
  • Complete Assignment: Green Parties
  • Assessment: Lesson 9 : Keeping it Green

Lesson 10. Turning it Into a Business

This lesson looks at the possibility of turning children's birthday party planning into a business. Additional lesson topics: Kids' Birthday Parties 185 Total Points
  • Lesson 10 Video
  • Lesson discussions: Party Business; Program Evaluation Follow-up Survey (End of Course); Course Comments
  • Complete: Lesson 10 Assignment
  • Complete Assignment: Final Thoughts
  • Assessment: Lesson 10 : Turning it Into a Business
  • Assessment: The Final Exam
Total Course Points

Learning Outcomes

By successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
  • Summarize financial considerations in doing a children's birthday part.
  • Recognize children's parties by age.
  • Describe places to party.
  • Identify themed parties.
  • Recognize special concerns and considerations when hosting a child's birthday part.
  • Describe turning children's birthday parties into a business.
  • Demonstrate mastery of lesson content at levels of 70% or higher.

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Course Title: Children's Birthday Parties 101
Course Number: 8900296
Lessons Rating: 4.4 / 5 Stars (402 votes)
Languages: English - United States, Canada and other English speaking countries
Availability: This course is online and available in all 50 states including: California, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, New York, Pennsylvania, Ohio, and Texas.
Last Updated: August 2023
Course Type: Self-Paced, Online Class
CEU Value: 0.5 IACET CEUs (Continuing Education Units)
CE Accreditation: Universal Class, Inc. has been accredited as an Authorized Provider by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET).
Grading Policy: Earn a final grade of 70% or higher to receive an online/downloadable CEU Certification documenting CEUs earned.
Assessment Method: Lesson assignments and review exams
Instructor: Nancy Fillip
Syllabus: View Syllabus
Course Fee: $120.00 U.S. dollars

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