Kids Theme Birthday Party

Sue Pierce from osh Party Box

Sue Pierce, president and founder of Posh Party Box offers some great advice for planning a kids theme birthday party.

Sue was also kind enough to judge my August 2010 Kids Birthday Party Themes Competition.

Hi Sue Can you tell us about you and your Posh Party Box business?

I am the President and founder of Posh Party Box. Four years ago I was ready to retire, but wasn’t ready to stop working. So, I decided that it was the perfect time to give my dream a shot. After 25 years in the corporate world, being a grandmother of 10, I decided to create my dream, Posh Party Box.

My goal was to create a one-stop shopping experience for busy people who want to host a special party, but have no time to shop! Posh Party Box was launched in 2007 and provides themed parties in a box for all occasions and ages.

Since the kids theme birthday party company was launched we have received six prestige awards; two from iParenting (a Disney interactive Media Group), four from Creative Child Magazine for product excellence and Product of the year in 2009 and 2010. In addition, Posh Party Box has been featured in several magazines and television shows.

What are your top 5 party tips for a successful?

  • Pick a theme - Think of something that is unique – or maybe around a holiday – time of year – favorite TV series or just someone’s birthday.
  • Set a budget – it is easy to get carried away if you don’t plan and before you know it you have spent way too much money on the party.
  • Select your invitation - once you have selected your theme and your budget then select the invitation. You can either purchase invitations that are pre-made – some are fill in the blank or can be printed on our home printer. If you are really adept at the computer then you can create your own. It is important to also purchase thank you notes if you expect to receive gifts. Thank you notes should be sent out within 2 weeks of the party or one year if it is a wedding gift.
  • Send out your Invitation – this should be done at least 2 weeks, preferably 3 weeks in advance. If it is for a wedding then 30 days is appropriate. For holiday parties and weddings you can send out a save the date notice as far as 60 days in advance. For children’s parties rule of thumb is one guest for each year of a child’s life but as you know that is usually not realistic so make sure that you have adult help to with the kids.
  • Plan your menu- Select a menu that reflects your party theme. Make sure you know if any of your guests have food allergies so you can make sure you have an alternate selection for them.

What’s your best selling kids theme birthday party box?

There are two actually, Butterfly Princess Party and Dinosaur Dig party.

What’s your personal favorite party box and why?

dino kids party bo

Again, I have two kids theme birthday party favorites. I love the Dinosaur Dig party where each child is transformed into a Jr. Paleontologist. The kids learn about dinosaurs and then excavate dinosaur bones from a clay rock for assembly of the skeleton for display.

Le Petite Chef where the children have a hands-on experience with food and learn about measurements, nutrition, and how to combine ingredients to make something fun and great-tasting!

What’s your top tip for choosing a gift?

I personally take a lot of time when selecting a gift for someone. I really try to think of something I know about them and what really interests them. It is important to select a gift that the recipient will be happy to receive, not what you like!

Be creative select something unique. An example is my very best friend loves to cook and garden. I found a free standing garden “box” and had it delivered to her home filled with tomato plants. What's nice is she can use the box for other herbs and plants as the seasons change.

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