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Children’s Party Planner Course

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Children’s Party Planner Course

How to Successfully Run a Kids Party Planning Business


The party planning industry is currently booming, with every child looking to celebrate their special day in a special way a new business opportunity has arisen! This comprehensive course will teach you everything that you need to know about how to successfully plan and put together parties for children, whether its a themed party at home or a party held in a play centre or in a marquee. If you have good organizational skills, work well under pressure and love the excitement of a good party then this career path could be perfect for you. Party planning is an ideal career opportunity for anyone that likes the idea of working from home, running their own business, managing their own time and their own week. If you have children yourself then this type of business can easily be managed around your family commitments and can bring in a very lucrative income if you're willing to put in the time and commitment to making it a success.

As birthdays and other special events hold a great significance for children and their parents, it's important to know how to make children feel special and for everyone to feel relaxed on the big day and to have fun. The whole party planning process has become a big business opportunity as party planners are increasingly being hired for parties and special events as parents wish to relieve themselves of the stress and burden of planning the perfect party.

There is no time limit for completing this course, so you can work at your own pace. Completed coursework can be delivered by post or via email, so handing in an assignment is simple.


Frequently Asked Questions:

This course will take you up to 150 hours to complete working from home. There is no time limit for completing this course, it can be studied in your own time at your own pace. The course comes with a course assessment, once you have completed your course assessment please email or post it back to us for marking, you will then receive your feedback and certificates. Upon completion of the course assessment you will receive your Children’s Party Planner certificates from the Centre of Excellence and the IANLPC.

Course Syllabus:


Module 1: Children Birthday Parties

How to Plan a Party

Meet the Clients

Select a Location

Creative Elements

Getting Organised

Skills You Need:

Picking a Theme




Module 2: The Finances

Creating a Budget

Determining Party Size

Starting Your Own Business

Envisioning and Planning

Your Business Plan

Legal Matters


Start-Up Costs



Module 3: Running Your Business

Setting up Your Space

Hiring Staff

Vendors and Suppliers

Setting Your Fees



Module 4: Parties by Age

Parties by Age Groups

Party Favours

Keeping them Entertained

Ages and Themes




Module 5: Places to Party

Parties at Home

Play Centre Parties

Outdoor Parties

Hiring a Venue



Module 6: Themed Parties


Frozen theme

Space theme

Sports theme

Figuring out a favourite theme



Module 7: Additional Things to Consider

The Timelines



Party Bags

Cleaning Up

Getting Paid

Lights and Sounds



Module 8: Special Concerns

Food Allergies

Child Friendly Food




Module 9: Let’s Party!

Starting the Day

For a smooth running party

Enjoying the Party



Module 10: Keeping It Green





Module 11: Party Planning for Children

Why do kids make the best guests?

Budget the Event

What kind of a party are you planning?




Module 12: Birthday Parties

Modern Birthday Parties

How can you plan a birthday party?

How To Organize A Good Birthday Party

Module 13: Parties for Other Occasions

Halloween Parties

Christmas Parties

Hanukkah Parties

End of School Parties

End of Summer Parties

Graduation Parties




Our courses include comprehensive support, should you require any assistance. You can contact our friendly course advisers by telephone or by email.

Contact Details

Continued Learning

All course delegates are welcome to attend our regular, ongoing learning and inspirational events. We also hold regular inspirational events in Manchester and London for all students studying any of our courses. The events are a great way to watch live demonstrations of different techniques, learn new skills, have a practice with other students and to meet your tutors. Once you've signed up for any of our courses you will receive details of our different monthly events via email. If you cannot attend our events you can watch a live streaming of the event on our tv channel.

All courses can be paid for using our secure online payment system or via paypal. 


If you would prefer to pay via bacs payment or via cheque please email us at or call us on 0800 955 6808 for more assistance.


All of the online course materials are emailed over to you as e-documents, if you would prefer a hard copy of the course materials to be posted out to you please select this when checking out.