Children's Birthday Parties 101


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  • 10
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  • 22
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  • 5
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  • 0.5
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Course Description

What could be better than a child's birthday party? Children's birthday parties are lots of fun. And not just for the kids, they can bring a lot of enjoyment to the adults as well. Seeing the smile that it puts on a child's face is all it takes to make an adult feel happy and that it was all worth every moment it took to pull it off. Many parents and caregivers, however, are not quite sure just where to start when it comes to planning a great children's birthday party. That's where this course comes in!

 

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. You will learn about the importance of a birthday party for children, creating a budget, determining party size, parties by age group, lots of different places you can hold a party, birthday party themes, and additional things to consider, such as cake size, kid-friendly food, and party favors.

 

This course also covers such important information as considering food allergies and other possible concerns , having an environmentally friendly birthday party, as well as turning your knowledge into a business to become a children's birthday party planner. This course covers everything about children's birthday parties, from A to Z!

 
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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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
  • Complete Assignment: An Introduction
  • Complete Exam: 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
  • Complete Assignment: Birthday Party Planning
  • Complete Exam: Lesson 2 : Financial Considerations

Lesson 3. Children's Parties by Age

This lesson focuses on various age groups for children's parties. 35 Total Points
  • Review 2 Articles: First Birthday Party Ideas; Party Ideas by Age
  • Take Poll: Parties for Different Ages
  • Complete: Lesson 3 Assignment
  • Complete Exam: 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. 110 Total Points
  • Review Article: Venue Ideas
  • Take Poll: Venues
  • Complete Assignment: Questions to Ask
  • Complete Exam: 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. 110 Total Points
  • Review 2 Articles: Birthday Party Themes for All Ages; List of Party Themes
  • Complete Assignment: Themed Parties
  • Complete Exam: Lesson 5 : Themed Parties

Lesson 6. Additional Things to Consider

This lesson looks at additional things to consider, such as the timeline and food. 35 Total Points
  • Review 4 Articles: Birthday Cupcakes; Cakes and Food Ideas; Etiquette Guide to Children's Birthday Parties; Siblings
  • Complete: Lesson 6 Assignment
  • Complete Exam: 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
  • Complete Assignment: Birthday Concerns
  • Complete Exam: 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. 110 Total Points
  • Review 2 Articles: Opening or Not?; Photographing a Child's Birthday Party
  • Complete Assignment: Proper Party Manners
  • Complete Exam: Lesson 8 : Let’s party!

Lesson 9. Keeping it Green

This lesson explores the many ways you can make your party be environmentally friendlier. 110 Total Points
  • Review 2 Articles: A Green Birthday Party; Eco Friendly Birthday Party
  • Complete Assignment: Green Parties
  • Complete Exam: 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. 185 Total Points
  • Review Article: Kids' Birthday Parties
  • Take Poll: Party Business
  • Take Survey: Program Evaluation Follow-up Survey (End of Course)
  • Complete Assignment: Final Thoughts
  • Complete: Lesson 10 Assignment
  • Complete Exam: Lesson 10 : Turning it Into a Business
  • Complete: The Final Exam
930
Total Course Points
 

Learning Outcomes

By successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
  • Know 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, and
  • 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
Languages: English - United States, Canada and other English speaking countries
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Course Type: How To (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
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