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Birthday Party Checklist for Most Forgotten Party Items

We know that planning a Party can be very stressful and things can be easily overlooked or forgotten.  We have come up with a birthday party checklist for the top 10 forgotten items when it comes to the big day! 


Candles are often forgotten to be brought along for the Cake! Make sure to bring a few more than you need, just in case!

Rainbow Matches

Lighter or Matches

Ensure to bring a lighter or matches to light those candles!

Lit Match in Hand for Birthday Party Checklist


While not essential, even simple, loose balloons can help to bring an atmosphere of fun! Maybe even bring along some string, too! 

Balloon on Strings

Party Bags or Favours

Again, while not essential, a lot of kids love to go home with a party bag! You can keep it simple or you can view our Party Bags HERE

Party Favours on Table

Sticky Tape

For those on-the-day blunders! A streamer or two might come loose, or maybe your plastic tablecloth won’t stay in place!

Decorative Sticky Tape


Plenty of drinks and lots of water that is easily accessible to your guests! These can be kept in a fridge, esky or drink dispenser! 

Drinks in Mason Glasses with Silly Straws for Birthday Party Checklist

Rubbish Bags

There will be lots of rubbish! Opening presents, unwrapping lollies and even discarded plastic cups! Make sure there is somewhere for your guests to put their rubbish that is not the floor!

Yellow Bin for Birthday Party Checklist


This may seem obvious, it’s amazing how many events lack the seating needed! Even a rug or cushions on the floor for the kids is helpful!

Chairs for Birthday Party Checklist


Snack, snacks, snacks! Ask your guests to bring something to share, or create some yummy platters!

Food Platter


Those kids have energy to burn! Be sure to have enough entertainment available for the kids (and adults) to all enjoy themselves!

Stack of Blocks for Birthday Party Checklist

Need more help? 

You can also find our free downloadable birthday party checklist HERE! 

Whether you forget things or not, the kids will have a great time!

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Simone Coleman

Party Planner / Fun Creator

“When I am not planning amazing events, you can find me horse riding, working on my next craft project, or playing with my favourite furry friend, Ace.”

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