Saturday is the first day that pops to mind. It makes sense. First day of the weekend, when many parents are free from work and the pressure of school and weekly choirs eases for a short time. But Saturdays are often deceivingly busy. Saturday is the Fit Everything In Day. If something fun is going to happen, it’s gonna happen on Saturday. Sports, shopping, out of town jaunts, play meet ups, adult social activities, the list goes on.
Then there is Sunday. Poor ol’ Sunday, somehow, it always seems to be the runner up day, the day to pick if Saturday is absolutely not available. Sunday is an equally great, if not better, day to have a birthday party celebration. It’s my 1st pick for Best Day For A Party. It usually feels more relaxed after having done all the running around the previous day. Sunday between 10:30 and 11 is perfect for a party! There is plenty of time to come down from the sugar and excitement of friends before switching gears toward the Monday mindset.
Friday afternoon deserves a look as well. It’s my 2nd pick. Especially if it’s going to be at a kids party place. It’s going to be a lot more comfortable and much less chaotic for everyone. About 1 hour after school lets out if it’s during the school year. That will give enough time to get to the location and do a quick set up if your party is at a kids party place. Alternatively, just enough time to get home and set food and cake out and do a last minute check that everything is in order if it’s at home. Offering to carpool some of the kids is a nice option for the Friday party. A couple hours, the group is disbanding, it’s time for dinner and soon bedtime (and probably some present opening for the birthday kid)… The party is done before the weekend has begun…what a relief.