Spring can be a busy season. At the end of this month, we celebrate Mother’s Day. Then comes Father’s Day in May. And in between these dates Easter will occur and of course that means the kids are off school for two weeks.
What’s more, this time of year seems to be filled with birthdays. For me February is the start of the manic birthday season and with two kids at school children’s parties are often a regular feature, especially as the weather warms up. So, how can we prepare and keep on top of all these celebrations? Here are some suggestions to help you.
You’ll no doubt already know the usefulness of calendars. But have you ever used one solely for birthdays? If not, you may want to. Better still, you could create a schedule that lists all special events. That way, important dates won’t lose second place to tasks in your regular diary. Save your subject-specific calendar to your phone, and you can install regular reminders before each occasion. And so, you’ll be able to plan for celebrations stress-free.
Do you usually order gifts online? If the answer is yes, why not create a delivery plan? In doing so, you could ensure that all presents arrive in time. Find a specialist service, and you’ll be able to dictate exactly when a product arrives. Brands like Parcel2Go, for example, can guarantee swift and secure delivery. They also offer to send fully-prepared gifts to the recipient. Select this option, and you can deal with special dates from the comfort of your own home, at your PC, laptop, or even your phone. This could be particularly beneficial if you have several people to buy for. And let’s face it, many people do during this often-hectic season.
This is my favourite hack which I learnt off my Mum while growing up. Buying in bulk can be very useful – especially if there are lots of events coming up - and helps save time, stress and money. You can prepare for kids’ parties, by stocking up on presents, gift wrap and card sets avoiding that last-minute panic shop before a gathering. I have a gift drawer where I store my stash of goodies. When a birthday or celebration is imminent, you can then just pick out an item from it for the honoured person.
Parties are designed the be fun – so why shouldn’t they be? Plan properly, and you can get through busy birthday and events periods easily. As a result, you’ll be able to get on with actually enjoying each festivity.
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Artist, Baker and Blogger. Mum to my two beautiful, cheeky girls. Muddling my way through parenthood with equally cheeky Husband.